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



Caroline J. Sabin, Executive Director
The Powell Foundation
2121 San Felipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019


2121 San Felipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019

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


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Grants by Year

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Total grants funded in 2015: $1,239,438

ARTS - $170,000
EDUCATION - $690,500
HEALTH - $115,100
OTHER - $93,838

ARTS - $170,000
Alley Theatre
Educational outreach support
American Festival for the Arts
Support for need-based scholarships to the summer youth conservatory program
Art League of Houston
Support for school art & literacy program
Ballet Austin
Support for school arts program
Contemporary Austin Museum
Support for school art programs
Da Camera of Houston
Support for education and community outreach programs
FotoFest, Inc.
After school literacy & photography programs
Houston Ballet Foundation
Support for education and community outreach programs and new ballet school facilities
Houston Grand Opera Association
Support for education and community outreach programs
Houston Symphony Society
Support for education and community outreach programs
Houston Youth Symphony
After school music program
MindPop- Austin
Collaborative arts integration program with AISD
Museum of Fine Arts/ Glassell School of Art
Support for the CORE Artist-in- Residence Program
Museum of Fine Arts/Bayou Bend
Support for education and community outreach programs
Theatre Under the Stars
Support for education and community outreach programs
Young Audiences of Houston & Arts Access Initiative
Performing arts outreach program to HISD schools & collaborative arts integration program with HISD

Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Operational support for hike & bike trails and bayou park creation & restoration
Camp Allen
Youth outdoor education program
Environmental Defense Fund
Initiatives for clean air in Houston
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Education and community Outreach programs
Houston Audubon Society
Education and community Outreach programs
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Education and community Outreach programs
Memorial Park Conservancy
Park programs
Pease Park Conservancy – Austin
Park restoration
National Wildlife Federation
Schoolyard habitat program in HISD
Development of neighborhood playgrounds on public school grounds
Trees for Houston
Support for public education programs
The Woods Project
Wilderness exploration program for inner city youth
Urban Harvest
School gardening programs

EDUCATION - $690,500
Ann Richards School Foundation
After school and summer program for enhanced learning
Austin Partners in Education
In school support to ensure students are college ready
AVANCE – Austin
Early childhood parenting program
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
After school & mentoring program for at-risk youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Afterschool & mentoring program for at-risk youth
Bookspring- Austin
Community literacy program
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
“Power Hour” after school program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
“Power Hour” after school program
Breakthrough Austin
Support to encourage low-income students to pursue college and a career in education
Breakthrough Houston
Support to encourage low-income students to pursue college and a career in education
Children’s Museum of Houston
FLIP- Family Literacy Involvement Program
Chinese Community Center
Early childhood and after-school programming
Citizen Schools
Support for a high-impact, after school program with mentoring component
Collaborative for Children
Support for the neighborhood initiative, College Bound Culture, Beginning at Birth
College Forward
College matriculation for at-risk youth
Communities in Schools
In-school support for children and their families
Con Mi Madre - Austin
College access for young women
Enrichment opportunities for at-risk high school students
EMERGE Fellowship
College placement for at-risk youth
Socio-emotional training for teachers
After school mentoring program for young girls
Genesys Works, Inc.
Student job training in the sciences and technology
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Education and outreach programs
KIPP Academy
Charter school expansion
Literacy Advance of Houston
Free adult literacy programs
Making It Better
After school enrichment program support
National Council on Teacher Quality
Survey of teacher preparation programs in Texas
OneGoal Houston
In school College access program
Pro-Vision, Inc.
Charter School
Rice University- School Literacy & Culture Project
Early Childhood literacy program
SEARCH- House of Tiny Treasures
Early childhood program for homeless children
St. Edwards University
STEM Teacher Circle
Teach for America
Expansion of corps members in Houston
Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium
Statewide effort to improve public schools
University of Houston- College of Education
TEACH2LEAD program to develop master teachers
University of Houston, Downtown
Summer STEM program for teens- Houston PREP
Wesley Community Center, Inc.
Early childhood and after school program
Writers in the Schools
School-based creative writing program
YES Prep Public Schools
Charter School Expansion

HEALTH - $115,100
Bridges to Life - Huntsville
Recidivism reduction program
Cathedral Health Outreach Ministries
Homeless services
De Pelchin Children's Center
In school counseling for troubled children
ESCAPE Family Resource Center
Support services for Hispanic families
Houston Area Women's Center
Education programs for children
Houston Compass
Case management for the homeless
Kids Meals Houston, Inc.
Meals for young children
Mental Health America
Education and community outreach
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Services for homeless families & school support for children
Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas
Education program support

OTHER - $93,838
Exponent Philanthropy
Philanthropic education programs
Philanthropy Roundtable
Philanthropic education programs
Philanthropy Southwest
Philanthropic education programs
Trustee Directed Grants
Matching grants and trustee discretionary grants