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The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 12/30/2016
Last grant data update: 02/11/2017

At A Glance

The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation

109 N. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 600

Houston, TX United States 77024-7753

URL: mcnairfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Sports
  • Family foundation

EIN

766050185

BRIDGE Number

7204908662

Background

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.