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

Grants

REQUESTS

PLEASE SUBMIT GRANT REQUESTS BY MAIL TO:
Caroline J. Sabin, Executive Director
The Powell Foundation
2121 San Felipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019

Contact

THE POWELL FOUNDATION
2121 San Felipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019

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

Email:
info@powellfoundation.org

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Grants by Year

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Total grants funded in 2014: $1,135,010

GRANT AREAS:
ARTS - $140,000
CONSERVATION - $178,250
EDUCATION - $640,000
HEALTH - $95,000
OTHER - $81,760

ARTS - $140,000
Alley Theatre
Educational outreach support American Festival for the Arts
Support for need-based scholarships to the summer youth conservatory program
Austin Theatre Alliance
Support for school literacy program
Creative Action- Austin
Support for school arts immersion program
Da Camera of Houston
Support for education and community outreach programs
Hope Stone
After school arts programs for at-risk children
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
Support for education and community outreach programs
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
Project Grad Houston
Support for the fine arts education program in HISD
Theatre Under the Stars
Support for education and community outreach programs
Young Audiences of Houston
Performing arts outreach program to HISD schools

CONSERVATION - $178,250
Bamberger Charitable Trust
Support for educational programming for Austin school children
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Operational support for hike & bike trails and bayou restoration
EarthShare of Texas
Support for Texas Environmental Grantmakers Group
Herman Park Conservancy
Support for Centennial Gardens
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
National Wildlife Federation
Schoolyard habitat program in HISD
Nature Discovery Center
Education and community Outreach programs
SPARK
Development of neighborhood playgrounds on public school grounds
Travis Audubon Society
Operational support
Treefolks-Austin
Support for tree planting and public programs
Trees for Houston
Support for public education programs
The Woods Project
Wilderness exploration program for inner city youth
Trust for Public Land
Conservation efforts for Harris County
Urban Harvest
School gardening programs

EDUCATION - $640,000
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
After school & mentoring program for at-risk youth
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
“Power Hour” after school program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
“Power Hour” after school program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Walker County
“Power Hour” afterschool 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
Change Happens
Juvenile mentoring program
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
DiscoverU
Enrichment opportunities for at-risk high school students
Education Pioneers
Placement of graduate program fellows in school district administrations
FuelEd
Socio-emotional training for teachers
Fifth Ward Enrichment Program
After school mentoring program for at-risk youth
GENAustin
After school mentoring program for young girls
Genesys Works, Inc.
Student job training in the sciences and technology
Houston A+ Challenge
Coaching and training for HISD teachers
Houston Center for Literacy
Literacy program support
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Education and outreach programs
Kids’ Hope USA
Mentoring program for at-risk youth
KIPP Academy
Charter school expansion
Leaders in Education
Coaching and training for early childhood teachers in Houston
Literacy Advance of Houston
Free adult literacy programs
Making It Better
After school enrichment program support
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Comprehensive family literacy program
Neuhaus Education Center
Teacher literacy and curriculum planning support
Reasoning Mind
Online math curriculum to support teachers in schools
SEARCH- House of Tiny Treasures
Early childhood program for homeless children
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
World Affairs Council of Houston
In school curriculum support for current events and world history
YES Prep Public Schools
Charter School Expansion

HEALTH - $95,000
Cathedral Health Outreach Ministries
Homeless services
Childbuilders
Child abuse prevention program geared to children
De Pelchin Children’s Center
In school counseling for troubled children
Environmental Defense Fund
Initiatives for clean air in Houston
ESCAPE Family Resource Center
Support services for Hispanic families
Houston Area Women’s Center
Education programs for children
Mental Health America
Education and community outreach
Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas
Education program support

OTHER - $81,760
Exponent Philanthropy
Philanthropic education programs
Philanthropy Roundtable
Philanthropic education programs
Philanthropy Southwest
Philanthropic education programs
Trustee Directed Grants
Matching grants and trustee discretionary grants