In Central Texas, gender disparities remain even as the region’s economy grows. Austin women continue to lag behind men in income, safety, and financial security, and women and children are disproportionately living in poverty. But Read More
A look at where Austin stands in philanthropy, volunteering and social enterprise, but also where we stand on our most pressing social needs.
In charitable giving, Austin continues to lag behind other major metropolitan areas in Texas, according the the new “How America Gives” annual report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The study examined charitable giving based on Read More
Americans gave more than $390 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according the the annual Giving USA report, which was published in June. While that number marks an incremental growth in overall giving, which occurs Read More
Threats of budget cuts and an increase in civic participation have fueled recent bumps in donations across the country. The national organizations of Meals on Wheels, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have Read More
Business philanthropy continues to grow in Austin, with more local companies giving to nonprofits and increasing their philanthropic budgets, according to an annual survey by Rodman & Associates, professional philanthropic advisors in Austin with clients across Read More
Over the past few years, police departments across the country have developed a common problem that is becoming increasingly visible: A backlog of DNA evidence—and specifically sexual assault forensic evidence aka “rape kits”—that has yet Read More
We already know that Austin Blacks and Hispanics are disproportionally represented in the counts of people in jail, people who don’t finish high school and people who are unemployed. And we already know that our Read More