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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...


Nominations Now Open For The 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Awards
25 FEB 2020

Contact: (512) 287-2035 or gva@onestarfoundation.org    AUSTIN – Nominations are now open for the 37th Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards. The Governor's Volunteer Awards are administered by the OneStar Foundation and are an opportunity for the state of Texas to honor those who have made a significant and measurable difference in their communities through exemplary service and volunteering. Nominations are open in nine categories: Governor’s Lone Star Achievement Award First Lady’s Rising Star Award Partners i...


Mary Grace Landrum of Houston Receives National Leadership Award from America’s Service Commissions
20 SEP 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Mary Grace Landrum of Houston, a governor-appointed Commissioner who serves on the OneStar National Service Commission, was announced as the 2019 Outstanding Commissioner of the year last night at a reception held in the Washington, DC area. The award was presented to Landrum by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) at the association’s annual Innovation and Leadership Awards event as one of nine national awardees. The awards program is held each year to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of state service commissions and their commissioners...


Elizabeth Darling Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Commissioner of the Administration of Children, Youth and Families
11 SEP 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN, TX – Elizabeth Darling, President & CEO of OneStar Foundation, was confirmed yesterday by the United States Senate to be the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based in Washington, D.C. In this role, Ms. Darling will oversee the $18 billion portfolio of programming related to child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, youth development, adoption, runaway and homeless youth, teen pregnancy prevention, and family violence prevention. &nb...