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The George Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-06-03

At A Glance

The George Foundation

215 Morton St.

Richmond, TX United States 77469-3116

Telephone: (281) 342-6109

URL: www.thegeorgefoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $314,058,088

Total giving: $12,283,978

EIN

746043368

BRIDGE Number

0655214765

Additional Contact Information

Mailing address: 310 Morton St., PMB, Ste. C, Richmond, TX 77469-3119; E-mail: scholarships@thegeorgefoundation.org

Background

Trust established in 1945 in TX - The Georges amassed a fortune in ranching and oil, and much of the foundation's earned income derives from oil leases on a portion of the property that made up the George estate.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for human services, education, health care and for community enhancement.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Family Stability

The foundation seeks to support family stability by creating an environment in which families can support one another across generations. The foundation strongly favors programs that: service delivery to populations with less access to resources, with priority given to programming for children; recognize that providing basic human needs is the first step to assisting the most impoverished; support preventative rather than intervening efforts by identifying the root cause of community issues which are preventing the growth of self-reliant and productive families; and that understand the cultural diversity and values of the families residing in Fort Bend County. To maximize its impact the foundation has prioritized funding opportunities across the following areas: basic needs; health and wellness; education; and sense of community.

Scholarship and Low Interest Student Loan Programs

The foundation has ongoing programs of student scholarships and low interest student loans for Fort Bend County students attending Texas colleges and universities. Each program is administered by the individual educational institution, and therefore the foundation does not accept requests directly from students. The foundation also provides high school scholarships that are administered by Scholarship Management Services. Scholarships are awarded in May of each year, and are renewable for up to four years for full-time students attending an accredited two-or four-year public Texas institution of higher learning. It has also established scholarships for first generation, next generation and nontraditional students that are also administered by Scholarship Management Services. For further information, please contact the educational institutions directly using their contact information provided on the foundation's web site.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary education
  • Family services
  • Health
  • High school equivalency
  • Historic preservation
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Human services
  • Reading promotion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Extremely poor people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $314,058,088 (market value)

Expenditures: $17,704,332

Total giving: $12,283,978

Qualifying distributions: $15,121,916

Giving activities include:

$12,283,978 for 126 grants (high: $1,340,000; low: $200)

$1,316,320 for 1 foundation-administered program