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The Frees Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

The Frees Foundation

1770 St. James Pl., Ste. 616

Houston, TX United States 77056-3500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $10,882,178

Total giving: $774,050






Established in 1983 in TX

Purpose and Activities

The grantmaker's mission is to assist vulnerable and underserved populations in achieving self-sufficiency. Emphasis will be given to projects which serve the needs of women, children, youth and families. Grants will be made primarily in the fields of health, education, housing and community services. Priority consideration will be given to international aid and emergency relief.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Homeless services
  • Housing development
  • Housing for the homeless
  • Human services
  • Senior services
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $10,882,178 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,068,009

Total giving: $774,050

Qualifying distributions: $984,663