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The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation


Last profile update: 05/15/2017
Last grant data update: 04/12/2018

At A Glance

The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation

109 N. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 600

Houston, TX United States 77024-7753


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1988 in TX - Founded by Robert C. McNair and Janice McNair. Mr. McNair is the founder of the energy company Cogen Technologies, which Enron and CalPERS purchased in 1999. He is currently the Chairman of The McNair Group, a financial and real estate firm, the owner of Palmetto Partners, Ltd, a private investment company, and the owner of the National Football League's Houston Texans

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to help find cures for breast and pancreatic cancer, diabetes and neurological problems by funding research by outstanding McNair Scholars and to prepare youth through educational means for productive and enriched lives with respect to work, family and service to others.