Texas’ Homeless Youth Slip Through Cracks

Homeless youth in Texas are inadequately supported due to a spotty system of programs and resources, according to a new report released 11/15/17 by Texas Appleseed and Texas Network of Youth Services. Article by Texas Tribune and report.

Prosperity 5 Released by AFTA, Powered by DataArts

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has released Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, its fifth annual national study. AEP5 illuminates the economic power of the nonprofit arts sector, which generated $166.3 billion in spending in 2015. Click here for the study.

Southwestern Foundations Awarded $6.3 Billion in 2014, Study Finds

Private and community foundations in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas awarded $6.3 billion to charitable causes in 2014, a report from Philanthropy Southwest finds.

Dallas Business Journal Highlights Metrocare’s Military Family Clinic

Transitioning from military to civilian life is challenging for many veterans and their families.  Through the generosity of the Cohen Veterans Network, Metrocare has the opportunity to provide a wide range of mental health services to military veterans and their families at no cost through the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic.  Click here for the article.

John Oliver Exposes Secondary Medical Debt Collection Practices

An interesting approach to erasing medical debt and what it can mean for those faced with that burden as reported in the Nonprofit Quarterly.

DFW Veterans Needs Assessment Released

On March 29, the North Texas Veterans Funders Collaborative released a veterans needs assessment by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a bipartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C.  The Collaborative includes the King Foundation and ten other local funders.  According to the report, veterans face diverse challenges including access to VA services, economics, housing, and transportation issues, with many of these issues exacerbated by the region’s booming economy.  The Collaborative also announced plans for VetConnectNTX, an easily searchable directory of programs serving veterans that have undergone careful review by volunteer teams lead by Collaborative members.  For more information, including a download of the CNAS report, please visit

New Veterans Data on Texas Connector

A veterans profile was recently added as one of several overlays available to users of Texas Connector.  (Texas Connector is an interactive map that displays information on nonprofits compiled from a variety of state and national databases and overlays it with requested demographic and socioeconomic data that can be searched by county, city, ZIP, or specified areas.)  According to Texas Connector, the new profile has been a highly requested extension of the map’s current data as services for veterans are a priority for many nonprofits and legislators.  The new profile provides users an understanding of the veteran populations in their communities and was made possible with support from the King Foundation.

Study Ranks U.S. Last Among Wealthy Countries on Poverty, Inequality

A snap shot of State of the Union: The Poverty and Inequality Report 2016 that looks at inequality over a number of categories.  The results are not good for the U.S., but there are ideas for addressing the issue through increasing our nation’s safety net.

Is a Microloan Any Different from a Payday Loan?

An interesting point of view on the “cost” of crowdfunding and microlending.


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