During the 87th Legislative session, United Ways of Texas has advocated for bills aligned with these recommendations and that would support our state’s nonprofit sector as a whole. We are tracking over 150 bills filed in key areas, including volunteerism & civic engagement, charitable contributions/tax exemptions, contracting with state agencies, and overall state investment.
Key bills aligned with this work that are moving in May include:
In addition, the Legislature is having important conversations about allocating federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars, many of which can be directed to nonprofits who have been doing critical work in communities for the past 15 months to support Texans in need.
If you have any questions about these or other nonprofit-related bills, please e-mail Molly Weiner, United Ways of Texas Director of Nonprofit Engagement. Look for a post-session recap of bills passed that impact the sector in summer 2021.
The research for Built for Texas provides an economic estimate of the vast contribution Texas nonprofits make to the lives of Texans and to the continuing prosperity of our state. The report’s economic analysis was conducted by The Perryman Group in collaboration with the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Bush School at Texas A&M University. Funding and strategic direction was provided by The Meadows Foundation, OneStar, the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin, and United Ways of Texas.