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Give to the Amarillo Area Foundation’s Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund

 Wildfires are perhaps the most dreaded natural disaster in the Panhandle. Since 2006, when Amarillo Area Foundation opened the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund (PDRF), residents have experienced the accumulated loss of millions of dollars in homes, businesses, out-buildings, vehicles, livestock, grazing land, and fencing.

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Amarillo Area Foundation
  • #Disaster Prevention & Relief
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Pooling Resources: How Collaboration & Data Are Shaping the Future of Drinking Water

In November 2023, the Mitchell Foundation, the Environmental Policy Innovation Center, and the T.L.L. Temple Foundation began a collaborative effort to help prioritize investments and policies for improving drinking water equity in East Texas.

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Environmental Policy Innovation Center
  • #Energy & Environment
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Empower Schools

Empower Schools is a nonprofit that partners with communities to develop sustainable solutions that improve student success at school and in life.

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Empower Schools
  • #Education
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Steady State Impact Strategies

Steady State Impact Strategies can help any organization find critical leverage points, advise senior leaders, and build strategies and infrastructure leading to improved organizational effectiveness.

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Steady State Impact Strategies
  • #Capacity Building
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Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals

TORCH is an organization of rural and community hospitals, corporations and interested individuals working together to address the special needs and issues of rural and community hospitals, staff and patients they serve.

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Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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Texas State Office of Rural Health

Dedicated to serving the health needs of rural Texas, the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff work with local health care providers and other partners to support access to quality health care for rural Texans.

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Texas State Office of Rural Health
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PeopleFund: Impact That Matters | 2022 Annual Report

PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people and communities by providing access to capital, education, and resources to build healthy small businesses. Read their annual report.

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PeopleFund
  • #Capacity Building
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No Kid Hungry Texas Outcomes

In 2022, No Kid Hungry invested over $1.8 million in grant funds to 53 school districts and community groups across the state. During this period, grantees we supported provided over 90 million meals to Texas kids and families. 

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No Kid Hungry
  • #Health
  • #Youth & Children
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AmeriCorps NCCC

National Civilian Community Corps, or AmeriCorps NCCC is an AmeriCorps program that engages 18- to 24-year-olds in team-based national and community service in the United States.

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AmeriCorps NCCC
  • #Community Development
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BookSpring

BookSpring builds literacy skills and the motivation to read through increasing home libraries and reading aloud activities for children.

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BookSpring
  • #Arts & Humanities
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Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Watch an ever-growing archive of Texas film and videos through the decades. Discover the experience of Texans, explore education and preservation resources.

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Texas Archive of the Moving Image
  • #Arts & Humanities
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Texas for the Arts

Texans for the Arts is a highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization that provides coordinated information about legislative activity related to arts issues and organizes advocacy efforts in order to protect and increase public funding for the arts at the state, national and local levels.

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Texas for the Arts
  • #Arts & Humanities
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Texas Association of Counties

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is the representative voice for all Texas counties and county officials and, through TAC, counties communicate the county perspective to state officials and the general public.

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Texas Association of Counties
  • #Arts & Humanities
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Etex Communications and Center Economic Development Corporation Expanding Broadband in the City of Center, Texas

A partnership between the Center Economic Development Corporation and Etex Telephone Cooperative has resulted in multiyear project to build a new state-of-the-art network to develop critical connections to the City of Center in Shelby County.

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Etex Communication
  • #Broadband
  • #Workforce & Economic Development
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Deep East Texas Council of Governments

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments and Economic Development District is a voluntary association of local governments in an 11 county region in East Texas.

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Deep East Texas Council of Governments
  • #Broadband
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Borderplex Connect

Borderplex Connect is a regional coalition of public, private, and nonprofit partners dedicated to promoting digital inclusion in the Borderplex region.

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Borderplex Connect
  • #Broadband
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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Dallas Fed is working with several communities to highlight barriers to expanding broadband access.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • #Broadband
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Legacy Institue for Financial Education

LIFE works to economically mobilize its community by teaching financial literacy, creating economic stability, and building generational wealth.

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Legacy Institue for Financial Education
  • #Broadband
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SA Digital Connects

SA Digital Connects is a broad coalition of public, private, and community partners are working together to reduce the digital divide.

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SA Digital Connects
  • #Broadband
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Aim Hire Texas

Aim Hire Texas is a statewide consortium of advocates, employers, non-profit organizations, and education and training providers working to improve the Texas workforce system for the benefit of all Texans and their employers.

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Texas 2036
  • #Workforce & Economic Development
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Texas Electric Cooperatives

Texas Electric Cooperatives represents the interests of 76 electric cooperatives with more than 3 million members throughout the state.

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Texas Electric Cooperatives
  • #Broadband
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Texas Department of Agriculture

The Texas Department of Agriculture is a state agency responsible for matters pertaining to agriculture, rural community affairs, and related matters.

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Texas Department of Agriculture
  • #Agriculture
  • #Community Development
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Texas Broadband Development Office

The Texas Broadband Development Office provides a variety of tools and resources supporting the expansion of broadband access across Texas.

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Texas Comptroller
  • #Broadband
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Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

A national organization focused on bringing open, affordable, high-performance broadband to all people in the U.S. to ensure a thriving democracy.

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Benton Institute for Broadband & Society
  • #Broadband
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Dallas Innovation Alliance

Dallas Innovation Alliance is a coalition of stakeholders invested in Dallas’ continued evolution as a forward‐thinking, innovative, ‘smart’ global city.

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Dallas Innovation Alliance
  • #Broadband
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Texas Association of Regional Councils

Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) is the statewide association of regional councils, whose members are focused on enhancing quality of life through regional strategies, partnerships and solutions.

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Texas Association of Regional Councils
  • #Community Development
  • #Workforce & Economic Development
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Association of Rural Communities in Texas

ARCIT serves small cities and counties in Texas. It offers a strong voice and resource to state and federal government to promote the best practices, policies and programs for rural and small communities, while enhancing the quality of life for all Texans.

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Association of Rural Communities in Texas
  • #Community Development
  • #Education
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Texas 2036

Texas 2036 is a non-profit dedicated to enabling Texans to make policy decisions through accessible data, long-term planning and statewide engagement.

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Texas 2036
  • #Broadband
  • #Policy
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Texas Organizations for Rural and Community Hospitals

TORCH is an organization of rural and community hospitals, corporations and interested individuals working together to address the special needs and issues of rural and community hospitals, staff and patients they serve.

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Texas Organizations for Rural and Community Hospitals
  • #Community Development
  • #Health
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Digital Texas Coalition

Coalition co-founded by Texas Rural Funders which seeks to ensure all Texans have equitable access to reliable and affordable digital connectivity.

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Texas 2036
  • #Broadband
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Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is a state agency that assists the people of Texas to effectively use information, archival resources, public records and library materials to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and their communities

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Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission
  • #Arts & Humanities
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Connected Nation Texas

Statewide non-profit that seeks to support all Texans in accessing and leveraging broadband.

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Connected Nation Texas
  • #Broadband
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United Ways of Texas

United Ways in Texas fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

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United Ways of Texas
  • #Education
  • #Health
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Texas Tribune

Digital media organization that covers politics and a range of policy issues that affect all Texans.

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Texas Tribune
  • #Arts & Humanities
  • #Policy
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Rural LISC

With residents and partners, Rural LISC supports resilient and inclusive rural communities as great places to live, work, and innovate.

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Rural LISC
  • #Broadband
  • #Community Development
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Pew Charitable Trusts

Founded in 1948, The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. Pew addresses the challenges of a changing world by illuminating issues, creating common ground, and advancing ambitious strategies that lead to tangible progress.

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Pew Charitable Trusts
  • #Policy
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Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions promotes collaborative, community-based efforts that build the power and influence of those with the least access to opportunity.

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The Aspen Institute
  • #Community Development
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Texas Economic Development Council

Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based professional association for economic developers across the state of Texas.

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Texas Economic Development Council
  • #Workforce & Economic Development