• Nominations are now open for the 34th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. These awards honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups and organizations that have made a significant and measurable contribution to their communities through service and volunteering. OneStar Foundation administers the awards in conjunction with the Office of the Governor. The deadline for submissions is 11:59PM CDT on Friday, March 31, 2017. Click here for more information or go to Flicker to view photos from the 2016 awards ceremony. Click here to make a nomination.

  • OneStar Foundation is now accepting applications for host sites for its statewide AmeriCorps VISTA Intermediary Project. AmeriCorps VISTA is a highly professional and rigorous volunteer service program, administered nationally by the Corporation for National and Community Service, through which national service members serve with organizations full-time for one year. VISTA projects focus on building permanent organizational capacity and infrastructure to help more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

  • Texas Connector is an online, nonprofit mapping tool that helps communities, governments, funders and nonprofits more effectively meet Texas’ growing needs. Texas Connector combines an interactive GIS map, searchable database including: social service providers and nonprofits from Texas 2-1-1 and GuideStar USA, socioeconomic and demographic data and visual layers such as public schools and public transit. Users can print, email, or export results and identify gaps in service, collaborative partners or complementary services. This powerful combination gives users insight to better understand regional issues and resources to more effectively tackle community challenges.

  • OneStar Foundation, with generous support from The Meadows Foundation, is pleased to announce the debut of the Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas (NMAT, the Alliance). The purpose of NMAT is to create, strengthen and enhance capacity building work; promote increased access to nonprofit leadership and professional development, management and governance services; and advance the impact of the nonprofit sector. NMAT membership is open to nonprofits (including divisions within academic institutions) whose primary mission or program focus is to strengthen the ability of nonprofits to achieve their mission.

  • AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that gives people the chance to serve in locations across the country. OneStar Foundation administers the AmeriCorps grant program for the State of Texas, which pairs AmeriCorps members with nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based and community organizations to tackle social challenges. AmeriCorps Texas gives individuals the opportunity to strengthen Texas communities while being part of a national service movement. Both part- and full-time positions are available.

  • The 2017 Texas Nonprofit Summit Series will help showcase each region’s capacity building efforts, highlight cross-sector partnerships and create lasting collaborative relationships. Please click here to access the Texas Nonprofit Summit Series website.

Connect.

OneStar connects faith-based and community organizations, businesses, government and foundations to resources and information about the nonprofit sector. The Texas Connector geo-mapping tool is a great example of our work to strengthen the nonprofit infrastructure through linking community needs with nonprofit solutions.

Promote.

OneStar promotes the nonprofit sector and innovative public-private partnerships to drive community solutions. We believe that a strong nonprofit sector depends upon effective civic engagement. For example, OneStar chairs the Inter-Agency Coordinating Group (ICG), a legislatively mandated group consisting of 25 state agencies charged with making it easier for faith-based and community organizations to work with state agencies to better serve Texans.

Convene.

OneStar convenes statewide nonprofit networks, developing a coordinated approach to building the strongest, most impactful nonprofit sector. For example, we convene the Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas (NMAT) promoting high quality affordable management and governance strengthening services to Texas Nonprofits.