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Onestar Foundation

July, 2010

OneStar Foundation: Texas Center for Social Impact announced 26 organizations (listed below) in Texas that will receive a total of $11.1 million in AmeriCorps State grants.


The organizations receiving funding were selected through a highly competitive review process and their funding will be for the 2010-2011 grant year. These federal funds come from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to OneStar Foundation. The grants will support more than 1,500 AmeriCorps*Texas members who will have a direct positive impact on communities across the state of Texas through an estimated 1,623,723 hours of service.


AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet critical needs. OneStar administers AmeriCorps*Texas, an AmeriCorps State program, which pairs members with nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based and community organizations to help them tackle social challenges. AmeriCorps*Texas gives members the opportunity to work with organizations and their networks of hundreds of nonprofits to strengthen Texas communities while being part of a national service movement. 


Texas Organizations Receiving AmeriCorps State Funds:


  • Amarillo Independent School District
  • AVANCE, Inc. - El Paso Chapter
  • Breakthrough
  • Casa de Amigos of Midland Texas, Inc.
  • Central Dallas Ministries
  • City Year, Inc.
  • Communities In Schools Dallas Region, Inc.
  • Communities In Schools of Central Texas
  • Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas
  • College Forward
  • Easter Seals Central Texas
  • Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas, Inc.
  • Harris County Department of Education
  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
  • Project Transformation
  • Schulenburg Weimar in Focus Together, Inc.
  • Teach for America
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Travis County through the Travis County Health and Human Services and Veterans Service
  • United Way of El Paso County - HIPPY
  • University of North Texas HIPPY
  • The University of Texas at Austin: Charles A. Dana Center
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
  • The University of Texas System


About OneStar Foundation: Texas has thousands of nonprofits, each with a different mission, but all working toward the goal of helping improve the lives of Texans. OneStar supports the nonprofit sector and its stakeholders through initiatives that increase civic engagement, research, rigorous evaluation and nonprofit organizational excellence. OneStar’s goal is to achieve sustainable social impact throughout the larger nonprofit infrastructure. The nonprofit sector is comprised of many groups, together they are stronger, more dynamic and more effective in achieving positive impact on the social challenges of Texas communities.

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