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George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation

3336 Richmond, Ste. 310

Houston, TX United States 77098-3022

Telephone: (713) 522-9891


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $99,819,478

Total giving: $5,613,123






Incorporated in 1954 in TX - Under the direction of Mary Josephine Hamman, the foundation was formed on May 20, 1954 in Houston, TX.

Purpose and Activities

Giving for construction and operation of hospitals, medical treatment, and research organizations and programs; grants to churches and affiliated religious organizations (nondenominational); grants to building programs or special educational projects at colleges and universities, mostly local; contributions also to cultural programs, social services, youth agencies, and ecological causes. Each spring, the foundation also awards 70 scholarships to Houston area high school seniors for undergraduate study. The award is $16,000, disbursed over 4 years. Applicants must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (on the Math and Critical Reading portions combined), and/or ACT score of 21. The recipient may select any major at any four year college or university.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Undergraduate scholarships to graduating Houston area high school seniors who attended school or are home schooled, and residing in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, or Waller counties, TX. Students must be U.S. citizens.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $99,819,478 (market value)

Expenditures: $6,855,068

Total giving: $5,613,123

Qualifying distributions: $6,228,870