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Fundraising Opportunity – “Make a Difference: Giving Back to Local Organizations”

Quaker Steak & Lube is hosting “Make a Difference” every Monday and Wednesday for organizations that are looking for fundraising opportunities. 

How would it work? 

20% of Lunch sales, and 10% of Dinner sales for that designated Monday or Wednesday will go to your organization.

The Marketing Manager, Nic Berrios, will make a specific PDF flyer for your organization that can be emailed and printed out for distribution. (Sample Below).

Quaker Steak & Lube,, is located in Waco at 2805 W. Loop 340

Contact Nic Berrios to be a part of this opportunity!, or 817-781-5437 (cell)


Check Out this Sample Flyer:


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Pedigree Foundation Invites Applications for 2014 Innovation and Operation Grant

Pedigree Foundation Invites Applications for 2014 Innovation and Operation Grant

POSTED: June 2, 2014
DEADLINE: June 30, 2014

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit animal shelters and rescue groups that have successfully deployed creative programs benefiting dogs. To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit shelter or rescue group considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, all applicants should be organizationally stable and demonstrate collaboration/partnership within the community that promotes, educates, and/or increases awareness of issues that contribute to dog homelessness. To find out more, follow this link herein for eligibility and application guidelines.

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Captain Planet Foundation Offers Grants for Hands-On Environmental Education Activities

Captain Planet Foundation Offers Grants for Hands-On Environmental Education Activities

POSTED: June 2, 2014
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014

Grants of up $2,500 will be awarded to support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the world through hands-on learning projects that improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is:  To give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Our unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities. Click here to find out more information.

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Mental Health Awareness Grant for African-American Faith-Based Communities

Hogg Foundation Announces RFP for Mental Health Awareness Projects in African-American Faith-Based Communities

POSTED: May 27, 2014
DEADLINE: June 30, 2014

The program will support projects designed to improve awareness and perceptions of mental health, recovery, and wellness in African-American communities. To be eligible, applicants must be a Texas-based 501(c)(3) organization with access to African-American congregants who regularly participate in spiritual or worship services and activities. The primary mission of the organization should be to enhance the spiritual growth of congregants rather than a focus on education or social services. All denominations and creeds are eligible to apply. The goals of the initiative are to expand African-American faith-based programs and ministries in Texas to include mental health by educating congregants about mental health, recovery, and wellness; identifying local behavioral health resources for treatment and support; connecting congregants to behavioral health resources; and supporting faith leaders in addressing their own mental wellness and responses to stress. To find out more about this opportunity, please click here.

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Upcoming! IRS Webinar on 990-N & EZ Filing Tips

Register for the Form 990-N and 990-EZ Filing Tips webcast, IRS

Thursday, May 29 – 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Topics include:

  • Tips to help you save time preparing the forms
  • Steps to avoid penalties
  • Discussion of automatic revocation
  • New reinstatement procedures under Rev. Proc. 2014-11
  • Online resources that will help your organization

To receive CE credit (and a certificate of completion) you must view the presentation for a minimum of 50 minutes.

Register for this presentation.

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Leadership Award Available

Apply now for a Leadership Award!

In recognition of the critical role that boards play in overseeing their organizations’ missions, finances, and strategic directions, BoardSource and Prudential proudly announce the 2014 Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards.

Presented as part of the 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place on October 9 & 10 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, the awards include

  • $15,000 Grand Prize
  • Two $3,000 Honorable Mentions

All three awards come with a one-year single-board organizational membership in BoardSource, two Forum registrations, and two nights’ lodging for two at the Washington Hilton.

The application deadline is June 27, 2014.
Learn more  HERE!

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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Invites Applications for 2015 Access to Care Grants

POSTED: May 19, 2014
DEADLINE: August 18, 2014

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Invites Applications for 2015 Access to Care Grants

Matching grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to support community-based initiatives that provide dental care to underserved children.

Funds may be applied to cover costs of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities, and/or other activity with clear, direct impact on pediatric oral health care.

To be eligible, applicants must be a United States-based nonprofit organization or local government agency that provides dental services to children in the U.S. or its territories. Projects should have pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not participating, a general dentist must be involved for funding consideration.

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Veterans and Housing Support Grant from Home Depot Available

POSTED: May 19, 2014
DEADLINE: August 15, 2014

Home Depot Foundation Offers Grants to Support the Housing Needs of Military Veterans

Grants of up to $5,000 in the form of Home Depot gift cards will be awarded to volunteer-driven projects designed to help veterans stay in their homes comfortably. Community Impact grants support a range of activities, including repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran’s housing or community facilities; weatherizing and other efforts to increase the energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veterans’ housing or community facilities; and planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Grants must support work completed by local volunteers in U.S. communities and must specifically benefit veterans.

Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, tax-exempt public schools, and tax-exempt public agencies in the U.S. are eligible to apply.

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Veterans and Wounded Warrior Project – Letters of Intent due 5/19!

Wounded Warrior Project Invites Letters of Interest for Direct Services to Veterans

POSTED: May 12, 2014
DEADLINE: May 19, 2014 (Letters of Interest)

Grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded to nonprofits conducting projects that enhance the lives of injured service members and their families. To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must submit proof of their tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be committed to honoring and empowering veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound coincident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001, and their families. In addition, the organization must demonstrate a clear plan for veteran, family, or constituent recruitment and provide programs and services at no cost to the people they serve. (click here)

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