Supporting education, health, conservation and the arts in Harris, Travis and Walker counties since 1967



2121 San Felipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019

Telephone: 713-523-7557
Fax: 713-523-7553


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The Powell Foundation is a private, family foundation incorporated in Texas. It is governed by a board of ten directors comprised of two generations of the Powell Family and three independent directors. The Foundation is operated by a small staff located in central Houston. Powell Family Board RetreatThe Powell Foundation places priority on organizations and programs that serve residents in Harris, Travis and Walker counties, principally in the fields of education, the arts, health and conservation.

Special consideration is given to grants that support demographic segments of the population that are particularly at-risk: people in poverty, the homeless, immigrants and minorities; grants that address a critical need and those having timing of the essence. The Foundation’s current emphasis is in the field of public education supporting programs that strengthen the public education system and programs that ensure children of early childhood age-12th grade are academically prepared to pursue postsecondary accreditation.