Statewide COVID-19 survey details the deep and disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Texas nonprofits.
07 DEC 2020

DOWNLOAD AS PDF AUSTIN, TEXAS – A statewide survey on the effects of COVID-19 reveals that Texas nonprofits—a sector tied to 1 in 8 jobs in the state— are facing many challenges due to the pandemic, with some Texas nonprofits being hit disproportionately hard. Key survey findings include: More than half (58%) of organizations have suffered severe reductions or a complete loss of volunteer support—a critical workforce for nonprofit service delivery. The pandemic has also affected the paid workforce of Texas nonprofits, with Black-l...

First Lady Cecilia Abbott, OneStar Foundation Announce 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Recipients
06 NOV 2020

DOWNLOAD AS PDF AUSTIN, TEXAS — Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 2020 Governor's Volunteer Awards, today announced the recipients of the 37th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. These awards — presented in conjunction with OneStar Foundation — honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups, and organizations that have made a significant and measurable contribution to Texas communities through service and volunteering in the past year. "The irrepressible spirit of service shines brightly in Texas,"...

Jaclyn Kolar of Austin Receives National Leadership Award from America’s Service Commissions
25 SEP 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Jaclyn Kolar of Austin was announced as the 2020 Outstanding Commission Staff Member of the year last night at a virtual awards ceremony held by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) at the association’s annual Innovation and Leadership Awards. The awards program is held each year to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of state service commissions and their commissioners, staff, service programs, and legislative champions from across the United States and its territories. This marked the first year the event was celebrated virtually due to C...

New Report Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits in Texas
17 AUG 2020

DOWNLOAD PDF AUSTIN, TEXAS — On National Nonprofit Day, a new report from United Ways of Texas (UWT) and OneStar Foundation (OneStar) highlights the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Texas nonprofit sector. United Ways of Texas and the OneStar Foundation have previously partnered to raise awareness of the vital role that nonprofits play in the Texas economy, specifically highlighting that 1 in 8 Texas jobs (private) are in or tied directly to nonprofits, making the nonprofit sector in Texas a significant employer in the state. Texas nonprofits have stepped up without ...

OneStar Foundation deploys $920,000 in Texas COVID Relief Fund grants to support organizations vital to the recovery of Texas communities
31 JUL 2020

DOWNLOAD PDF AUSTIN, TEXAS — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Texas communities, OneStar Foundation deploys $920,000 from the Texas COVID Relief Fund to 16 organizations working to directly support the most vulnerable and underserved across the state. In partnership with Governor Greg Abbott, the Fund was established to provide critical funding to address urgent gaps in available community resources in the areas of health, education, and community development. Priority consideration was given to nonprofits and agencies that provide services statewide or acro...