All over Texas, we’re here to help.

The Moody Foundation strengthens the future of Texas by investing in charitable projects that exhibit innovative ideas and make long-term improvement in our communities. Learn more about our grantees and the amazing work they are doing.

Moody Foundation Grants by Region

SOUTH: San Antonio, Houston, Beaumont, Galveston

CENTRAL: Austin

NORTH: Greater Dallas Area

WEST: Lubbock, Abilene

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Alcohol Drug Abuse Women’s Center, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$75,000
2017

Assistance in extending the continuum of care by filming an informative video for clients, their families and the public, creating a new position of Aftercare Case Manager, and retiring the debt on the center's 15-passenger van.

Ann Richards School

Austin, Texas
$40,000
2017

Assistance in improving educational access for young women with limited resources through the To and Through College Program, to improve students' abilities to successfully apply to college and remain in school.

Any Baby Can of Austin, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance, over two years, in expanding the Healthy and Fair Start program to reach more infants and toddlers in need of early childhood intervention that will reduce child abuse, improve school readiness and stabilize vulnerable families through Parents as Teachers education and support.

Arc of the Capital Area

Austin, Texas
$15,000
2017

Assistance in disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities through the Juvenile Justice Services Program to keep students from committing or re-committing expellable offenses.

Ark House Foundation

Richardson, Texas
$12,000
2017

Assistance in providing affordable housing and support services to patients and their families while they are receiving medical care at a Dallas hospital.

Artspace Projects, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN/Dallas, Texas
$500,000
2017

Assistance in developing 43 units of living and studio space for working artists in the Dallas Arts District.

Attitudes & Attire

Dallas, Texas
$30,000
2017

Assistance in improving the employment opportunities, self-confidence and health outcomes for women who have sustained dental damage due to abuse, illness, poverty or other trauma through the Hopeful Smiles Program.

Austin Child Guidance Center

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in providing quality mental health care to uninsured and underinsured children and families so that they are able to succeed in school and family life.

Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area

Austin, Texas
$306,000
2017

Assistance with matching donations to Austin Gives Miles and their (30) beneficiary groups on February 18, 2018.

Austin Diaper Bank

Austin, Texas
$30,000
2017

Assistance in building capacity to serve more of the infants and elderly whose families struggle to afford diapers, providing basic sanitary needs to clients of more than 40 partner agencies working with homeless, low-income, foster care, disabled or other individuals.

Austin Film Society

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in presenting the 2017 Texas Film Awards on March 9, 2017, recognizing the outstanding contributions of Texans in all facets of film production, including writing, acting and directing, and raising funds for year-round community and youth programs.

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Austin, Texas
$20,000
2017

Assistance in presenting the thirtieth annual Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival and related year-round programming to foster community involvement across gender, generational and other demographic categories and provide opportunities for young filmmakers.

Austin Groups for the Elderly

Austin, Texas
$80,000
2017

Assistance, over two years, in expanding the Memory Connections program for individuals with early-stage dementia by adding a sixth site where affected adults and their families receive education, support and social interaction to improve mental and physical health and quality of life.

Austin Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$10,000
2017

Assistance in alleviating Austin's shortage of affordable housing and promoting neighborhood stability and economic advancement by building new homes in partnership with their future owners in order to improve marginal neighborhoods and provide a healthy new start for families.

Ballroom Cultural Arts Foundation/dba Ballroom Marfa

Marfa, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in presenting an exhibition of site-specific sculpture and performance art that includes a one-month artist residency, on-site collaboration with other artists, community engagement through public programs, and outreach to local schools.

Baylor University

Waco, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance in renovating Moody Memorial Library in preparation for its 50th anniversary in 2018, to include a flexible classroom that will be used for traditional lecture-format classes and video-conference learning.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in reducing the delays in matching children in need of a long-term adult mentor with a carefully-selected volunteer, through the "Lose the Wait" initiative that will increase organizational capacity by hiring an additional enrollment specialist.

Big Thought

Dallas, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance in preventing summer learning loss, a significant reason why low-income children fall behind their peers, through support of the second year of a public-private citywide collaborative to offer quality learning activities at accessible locations.

BIND: Brain Injury Network of Dallas

Plano, Texas
$250,000
2017

Assistance, over a two-year period, in building capacity to serve more of Dallas' population of individuals with brain injuries in a day program that builds skills for work and volunteering, provides social interaction, restores purpose, and provides caregiver respite.

Breakthrough Central Texas

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in mentoring, advising and encouraging students without a family history of college attendance to stay focused on their studies, develop academic and social skills needed for higher education, and access financial resources for college.

Brownsville Society for Crippled Children, Inc./dba Moody Clinic

Brownsville, Texas
$1,000,000
2017

Assistance, over three years, in providing speech/language, physical and occupation therapy to children with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries to help them reach their potential academically and socially regardless of their family's income.

Buckner Children and Family Services

Dallas, Texas
$120,000
2017

Assistance, over a two-year period, in developing a new pilot program that will better prepare young women transitioning from foster care to independent adult living by providing a long-term support system that includes goal setting, mentoring, educational assistance and vocational training.

Camp Aranzazu

Rockport, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance in providing a therapeutic and empowering week of summer camp activities to up to 4,000 children with special needs and physical or developmental challenges at the only accredited camp of its kind located along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Casa Esperanza, Inc. / dba Hope House of Austin

Liberty Hill, Texas
$35,000
2017

Assistance in improving the quality of life for children and adults with severe intellectual and physical disabilities through the purchase of a passenger van.

CASA for Kids of South Central Texas

Brenham, Texas
$250,000
2017

Assistance in purchasing an office that will better house staff and volunteers, doubling the amount of available space in order to accommodate the growing need for advocates to speak up for children who have been abused or neglected, and provide a place for community education.

CASA of Galveston County, Inc.

Texas City, Texas
$30,000
2017

Assistance in serving more of the abused and neglected children in Galveston County and serving as their advocate as they find a safe, permanent home, by hiring additional staff to recruit and supervise more volunteers in order to serve 75% of the children in need of advocacy.

CASA of Travis County, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in improving the educational outcomes and life success of abused and neglected children in foster care by training CASA volunteer advocates to navigate the educational system, especially special education.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Houston, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in providing Galveston County residents with a pathway out of poverty through the Bridges to Hope program.

Center for Child Protection

Austin, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in promoting healing and reducing trauma for Travis County children who have been the victim of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or were witnesses to a violent crime, through a new model of experiential therapy involving yoga, music, art and active challenges.

Children’s Center, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance in addressing a statewide crisis in foster care by creating emergency shelter space for an additional 16 boys and 16 girls, and providing the residents with trauma-informed care, on-site education and counseling to prepare them for permanent placement.

Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Texas

Dallas, Texas
$20,000,000
2017

Assistance with establishing the Robert L. Moody, Sr. Fellowship and Faculty Scholar Program.

Christus Foundation for Healthcare

Houston, Texas
$87,232
2017

Assistance in improving access to mental health and primary care services to homeless and/or uninsured individuals in Galveston County by placing an additional counselor in the Point of Light Clinic in Dickinson.

Church of the Colored People of Gillespie County

San Antonio, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in restoring the 1877 wooden church, built for the African-American residents of Fredericksburg and later used by all worshippers, and adding elements that will enable the church to be rented for public events, including restrooms, railings and parking.

CitySquare

Dallas, Texas
$90,000
2017

Assistance in offering a housing-first approach to 50 chronically homeless Dallas County residents who have experienced both severe mental illness and the criminal justice system, providing them with intensive behavioral health and social services to improve their lives at a much lower cost to the city and county than incarceration.

Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer

Dallas, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in enabling families with a terminally ill child to create lasting memories in the child's final days by purchasing needed items, improving the quality of family life, fulfilling a last wish or providing aid so that parents can spend more time with their child.

Communities in Schools of Central Texas, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance in preparing at-risk boys for academic success, avoiding risky behavior, and graduating from high school through the XY-Zone program.

Communities in Schools of Galveston County

Galveston, Texas
$75,000
2017

Assistance with providing one-on-one case management to at-risk students, aimed at preventing school dropout by identifying an individual student's stumbling blocks and developing solutions.

Concho Valley Turning Point

San Angelo, Texas
$41,730
2017

Assistance in purchasing a 15-passenger van that will transport individuals in recovery to meetings, classes, support groups and community functions that will aid them in overcoming dysfunction and becoming productive citizens and family members.

Congregation B’nai Israel

Galveston, Texas
$690,000
2017

Assistance in completing necessary repairs and renovation to bring the 63-year old facility up to current standards.

Contemporary Austin Museum, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$3,000,000
2017

Assistance with adding the Moody Pavilions to the Laguna Gloria outdoor sculpture park.

Crystal Charity Ball

Dallas, Texas
$750,000
2017

Assistance in supporting eight charities in Dallas County that are concerned with the needs of children, enabling the groups to provide innovative services in health, education, arts, and social welfare and expand their capacity.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/Northeast Texas Chapter

Dallas, Texas
$70,000
2017

Assistance in providing life-extending pediatric care at Children's Medical Center and conducting clinical trials at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$225,000
2017

Assistance, over three years, in stabilizing Dallas neighborhoods and families by providing low-income residents who are potential homeowners with the financial literacy, homebuying education and financial documentation needed to purchase and maintain a home.

Dallas CASA

Dallas, Texas
$2,000,000
2017

Assistance in endowing two volunteer coordinator positions each year into the future.

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation/AT&T Performing Arts Center

Dallas, Texas
$22,000,000
2017

Assistance with the capital campaign and with establishing a perment endowment fund.

Dallas Foundation/Zero to Five Funders’ Collaborative

Dallas, Texas
$250,000
2017

Assistance in completing funding to install modular buildings and landscaping comprising the Bachman Lake Together Family Center.

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Dallas, Texas
$500,000
2017

Assistance in constructing a larger museum to accommodate increasing attendance by visitors of all ages and include a unique "Pivot to America" wing to relate American perspectives on intolerance to the country's founding documents, ideals and historic figures.

Dallas Theater Center

Dallas, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance in presenting the world premiere of "The Trials of Sam Houston," and to develop educational programming to accompany the production.

DME Exchange of Dallas

Dallas, Texas
$45,000
2017

Assistance in raising awareness of the state's only medical salvage company in order to recruit more volunteers and generate more donations of used equipment.

East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Texas
$109,000
2017

Assistance in expanding the nursing school, relocating it off-campus to a renovated building with space to triple the capacity for nursing students.

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission

Austin, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in increasing the number of low-income Austin residents eating nutritious healthy meals and learning to cook on a Budget through a two-to-one match for donations to the Hands for Hope campaign.

Family Gateway, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$65,000
2017

Assistance in expanding case management, intake and support services for families in crisis.

Family Service Center

Galveston, Texas
$125,000
2017

Assistance with the Trauma Informed Care Initiative, a prevention and intervention program of parent education and treatment to reduce the impact of childhood traumas.

Food Foundation/dba Hunger Busters

Dallas, Texas
$30,000
2017

Assistance with the purchase of a delivery van so that the program can deliver a nutritious evening meal to more high-need schools and after-school programs.

Galveston Arts Center, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance in offering cultural programs to visitors and residents through education outreach, gallery programs, events and exhibitions.

Galveston Bay Foundation

Houston, Texas
$60,000
2017

Assistance in presenting the 11th annual Bike Around the Bay fundraising event, with proceeds aiding projects to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of Galveston Bay.

Galveston County Food Bank

Texas City, Texas
$200,000
2017

Assistance in improving nutrition for more of the 43,000 Galveston County residents living in poverty, through mobile food distribution.

Galveston Island Day School/Moody Early Childhood Center

Galveston, Texas
$786,000
2017

Assistance in expanding the Moody Early Childhood Center to accommodate more infants, toddlers and preschoolers by adding five classrooms, a second playground, a library and an aftercare room to the campus, and establishing a scholarship fund for low-income parents and special circumstances.

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Houston, Texas
$200,000
2017

Assistance with the Veteran Employment Training Services program to re-train, counsel and support veterans in finding careers that enable them to support themselves and their families.

HACA Scholarship Foundation, Inc./dba Austin Pathways

Austin, Texas
$60,000
2017

Assistance in providing specialized social services to senior citizens living in public housing by creating a Service Coordinator position to reduce seniors' isolation and connect more seniors with needed services such as transportation, nutrition, housekeeping and counseling.

Healing Hands Ministries

Dallas, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in providing pediatric medical, dental and behavioral health care to children living at or near the poverty level in northeast Dallas, offering both primary care and preventive treatment to reduce the rates of diabetes, asthma and obesity among children.

Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston, Texas
$500,000
2017

Assistance in constructing a new and expanded museum dedicated to Holocaust education, classroom, a larger auditorium and space for activities.

Housing Crisis Center, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$15,000
2017

Assistance in aiding military veterans who are either chronically homeless or experiencing a rare episode of homelessness, by offering supportive services, scattered-site housing and financial coaching to increase each client's ability to afford adequate housing.

Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation

Houston, Texas
$359,897
2017

Assistance in developing a treatment for Alzheimer's disease that uses existing anti-inflammatory drugs to slow memory loss and cognitive impairment, through a three-year study of the role of inflammation in the progression of the disease from early through late stages.

It’s A Sensory World

Farmers Branch, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in enabling children with autism, Down Syndrome or communication and sensory processing disorders to develop to their full potential using technology, play and therapy in individualized lesson plans for students ages 2-14.

Jubilee Park & Community Center

Dallas, Texas
$525,000
2017

Assistance, over a three-year period, in expanding the Out of School Time programming to serve 400 low-income students per year, adding a component for children with specialized academic needs such as dyslexia, autism and community disorders.

Junior League of Dallas, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$80,000
2017

Assistance, over two years, in expanding the "Kids in the Kitchen" program of hands-on nutrition education, fitness activities, and family involvement that teaches children in grades K-5 to make healthier choices.

Longhorn Project Advisory Board

Houston, Texas
$40,000
2017

Assistance in expanding the capacity for school field trips so that more Galveston County third and eighth graders are able to experience the STEM-related offerings involved in agriculture.

Martha’s Home

Amarillo, Texas
$10,000
2017

Assistance in providing homeless women with stable temporary housing, case management, mentoring, and access to job-skill training in small, homelike residences that prepare them for permanent housing.

Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center Austin-Travis County/dba Integral Care

Austin, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance in developing an apartment complex in the Oak Springs area of east Austin to integrate housing, health care, education and community support into one comprehensive solution to homelessness and its contributing factors.

Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance

Dallas, Texas
$78,500
2017

Assistance with the Flex Fund, a rapid-response source of emergency funds for apartment or utility deposits, furniture, transportation and other needs in order to make homelessness as brief and nonrecurring as possible.

MoMs USA

Houston, Texas
$40,000
2017

Assistance in honoring past and present members of the United States Marine Corp by presenting the 242nd Birthday Ball at Moody Gardens Hotel on November 11, 2017, and deferring some of the costs for young active-duty so that they may attend.

Moody Scholars Program

Galveston, Texas
$1,200,000
2017

Assistance with the 2017 Moody Scholars Program.

Mosaic Family Services, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$20,000
2017

Assistance in providing culturally competent services, in 31 languages, to victims of violence, including human trafficking and domestic violence.

New Hope Equine Assisted Therapy

Argyle, Texas
$10,000
2017

Assistance in continuing to provide therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults without the resources to pay, keeping the proven therapy accessible to individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other conditions.

Notre Dame of Dallas Schools, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance, over two years, in preparing developmentally disabled young adults for careers or community service through vocational training.

Operation Kindness of Garland

Carrollton, Texas
$65,000
2017

Assistance in saving the lives of cats and dogs at North Texas' largest no-kill animal shelter through two programs aimed at providing medical care for stray and surrendered animals and foster care for animals that are not candidates for immediate adoption.

Our Calling, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$20,000
2017

Assistance in renovating a newly-purchased building in South Dallas to provide food, mentoring, counseling and religious outreach to the area's most challenging segment of the homeless population, the chronically homeless with a long history of living on the streets.

Parkland Foundation

Dallas, Texas
$15,000,000
2017

Assistance, over three years, in creating the Comprehensive Breast Center at Parkland to provide all Dallas County women with an equal opportunity for breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

Pease Park Conservancy

Austin, Texas
$9,706,541
2017

Assistance, over a three-year period, in completing the first phase of transforming Austin's most centrally-located park, renovating the southern six acres while retaining and protecting the tree canopy and the park's atmosphere.

People’s Community Clinic

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in providing quality health care to medically underserved and uninsured residents of Central Texas at a new clinic in northeast Austin, a center for women's health, and four partner sites serving the area's most vulnerable children, youth and women.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance in making science, nature and technology education accessible to all in North Texas through engaging, hands-on exhibits and programs at the museum and distance learning, designed to connect learners with scientific concepts and engage them in STEM pursuits.

Piney Woods Wildlife Society

Spring, Texas
$9,000
2017

Assistance with constructing a Kemp's Ridley turtle sculpture in Menard Park in Galveston to increase awareness of local efforts to save this endangered species of sea turtle.

Pollard United Methodist Church

Tyler, Texas
$8,000
2017

Assistance in building a community garden adjacent to an elementary school that will serve as a learning garden for fifth graders, provide fresh organic produce for the food bank, and offer church members and residents an opportunity to interact and benefit their community.

Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation

Dallas, Texas
$5,000,000
2017

Assistance in completing the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, and in providing inpatient therapies that are a part of the special programming designed to support patients and their families.

Project Graduation

Galveston, Texas
$20,000
2017

Assistance in providing a drug-free night of celebration to the Ball High School class of 2017 scheduled for June 1, 2017.

Project Normalization Open Door Preschool

Austin, Texas
$10,000
2017

Assistance in providing preschool children with a high level of language-developing social interaction by augmenting the instructional staff with literacy specialists and "foster grandparent" aides who are able to give individual attention to children in need.

Project Transitions, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$15,000
2017

Assistance in providing recuperative care in a residential setting to homeless and low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS, helping them to regain their health, establish better medical adherence, and move to permanent housing.

PWA Coalition of Dallas, Inc./dba AIDS Services of Dallas

Dallas, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in preventing homelessness among one of the most vulnerable populations by operating four apartment complexes in Oak Cliff that house individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and providing comprehensive health, nutrition and transportation services.

Ranch Hands Rescue

Argyle, Texas
$20,000
2017

Assistance in providing mental health counseling, including Equine/Animal-Assisted Counseling, to children and adults who have suffered complex trauma such as child abuse, violent crime or family tragedies.

Readers 2 Leaders

Dallas, Texas
$17,698
2017

Assistance in purchasing a literature-based guided reading program for use in after-school, in-school and summer camp settings to help children build on their current reading skills, prevent summer learning loss and expand vocabulary and enjoyment of books.

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County

Galveston, Texas
$4,000,000
2017

Assistance, over two years, in renovating the historic Guadalupe Church and School into a 58-bed family shelter, an ample client services building and a therapeutic annex for adult and child clients.

Rosenberg Library Association

Galveston, Texas
$250,000
2017

Assistance in completing the final phase of a major reconstruction, which will include redesigning and expanding museum spaces, restoring historical architecture, and making the fourth floor more accessible to the disabled.

Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, Inc./dba Momentous Institute

Dallas, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance in training staff at high-risk elementary schools throughout North Texas to use the proven strategies developed and implemented at the Momentous Institute to improve the social-emotional health of students so they can achieve academic and lifelong success.

Sea Star Base Galveston

Galveston, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance with the operating costs of providing one-day field trips to Galveston students in fifth through eighth grade to encourage their interest in science, their environment and maritime careers.

Settlement Club/dba The Settlement Home

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in keeping staff levels adequate to meet the needs of children and youth living in the Residential Treatment Center.

Soldiers’ Angels

San Antonio, Texas
$15,800
2017

Assistance in supplementing service to the military veterans using the Dallas VA Hospital, and providing comfort items, clothing, food and visits to the thousands of veterans, especially those that are homeless.

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas
$1,000,000
2017

Assistance with renovation of the Owens Art Center and academic research in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in supporting internships, collaborative work, study-abroad and other high-impact educational experiences, especially for students who often decline such opportunities because they are working.

Special Olympics Texas, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$75,000
2017

Assistance in providing year-round training and athletic competition in individual and team sports.

Spring Branch Baseball Program, Inc./SpringSpirit Baseball

Houston, Texas
$75,000
2017

Assistance in expanding the mentoring and social service components of an after-school program that combines academic enrichment, sports, and Christian values to help children in an under-served, low-income area of North Spring Branch.

St. Philip’s School & Community Center

Dallas, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance, over a two-year period, in providing after-school enrichment to children of the central south Dallas neighborhood, whether or not they attend St. Philip's School, enabling them to receive tutoring, homework support and instruction in extracurricular activities.

St. Simons After-School

Dallas, Texas
$115,000
2017

Assistance in providing free after-school care, homework help and remedial reading instruction on-site at low-performing Dallas ISD elementary schools.

St. Vincent’s Clinic

Galveston, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in providing access to insulin to low-income patients of the clinic in order to improve their ability to work, care for their families and avoid the life-threatening complications of uncontrolled diabetes.

St. Vincent’s House

Galveston, Texas
$80,000
2017

Assistance in improving the lives of Galveston's working poor residents by offering emergency assistance, medical and mental health care, and other needed services, and improving academic and social outcomes for middle school students through after-school enrichment activity.

Sunshine Center, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance in improving the safety and security of adults with cognitive disabilities through a capital improvements plan that includes replacing an outdated roof, reinforcing a deteriorating plumbing system, replacing the therapeutic greenhouse and other structural repairs.

Sunshine Haven, Inc.

Olmito, Texas
$31,344
2017

Assistance in providing residential palliative care at the end of life, including pain management, counseling, and family support, at no cost at the Brownsville area's only residential hospice for terminally ill patients.

Texas Department of Transportation/Keep Texas Beautiful

Austin, Texas
$10,000
2017

Assistance in creating awareness of environmental issues and rewarding student action through the Don't Mess with Texas scholarship program.

Texas Discovery Gardens

Dallas, Texas
$125,000
2017

Assistance in expanding opportunities for children's environmental education by constructing a natural playscape, adding outdoor learning stations and supplementing the Earthkeepers Scholarship Fund to reduce admission costs for low-income schools and families.

Texas Family Musicals

Bedford, Texas
$75,000
2017

Assistance in producing three musicals at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in the summer of 2017, using college-student performers who gain valuable experience while providing Galveston with another tourism activity throughout the summer.

Texas Language Learning Alternatives, Inc./dba Capitol School of Austin

Austin, Texas
$6,088
2017

Assistance in increasing energy efficiency and reducing student distractions by replacing classroom windows with new and better sealed windows.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children

Dallas, Texas
$825,000
2017

Assistance, over two years, in expanding the availability of a successful intervention, Take Flight, by developing a virtual dyslexia therapist that a classroom teacher may use as part of daily instruction in reading.

The SAFE Alliance/Austin Children’s Shelter

Austin, Texas
$50,000
2017

Assistance in preventing homelessness and lifelong poverty among former foster children by providing young adults with case management, counseling and transition services to give them the opportunity to develop life skills for adult living after foster care ends at age 18.

The Salvation Army

Austin, Texas
$1,000,000
2017

Assistance in completing the second phase of building new facilities to house homeless women and children, creating 23 transitional living units where families can stay for 6-8 months while stabilizing and improving their potential for self-sufficiency.

Transitional Learning Center at Galveston

Galveston, Texas
$85,913
2017

Transfer of 750 shares of American National Insurance Company common stock to assist with future operational and capital expansion plans.

Trinity Center

Austin, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance, over a three-year period, in providing the individualized case management essential for enabling homeless men and women to secure housing and related support services.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Galveston, Texas
$150,000
2017

Assistance in preserving the historic Eaton Hall structure for church and community use by repairing the roof.

United Way of Galveston, Inc./Galveston County Recovery Fund

Galveston, Texas
$1,000,000
2017

Assistance with short term and longer-term needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Galveston County.

University of St. Thomas

Houston, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance in reducing the financial burden of attending a private college by providing scholarship funding.

Upward Hope Academy, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$190,000
2017

Assistance in providing a high school education that develops character, social and cognitive skills of students who need an alternative to Galveston's public and private high schools.

Vincare Services of Austin Foundation/dba Saint Louise House

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2017

Assistance in expanding a pilot program of two-generation support for homeless children and teens that involved them in extra-curricular activities, provided parent coaching and prepared families to re-enter a new, more stable living situation beyond homelessness.

Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Texas
$500,000
2017

Assistance in improving STEM education and undergraduate research programs by renovating the circa-1966 Moody Science Building.

Yaga’s Children’s Fund

Galveston, Texas
$100,000
2017

Assistance, over a two-year period, in supporting more than 20 Galveston County children's charities advancing the psychological, intellectual, vocational and physical development of the children and adolescents in the community.

Zachary Scott Theater

Austin, Texas
$300,000
2017

Assistance, over two years, in supporting the expanded orchestration of mainstage productions, access to ZACH's school productions for low-income students and teacher training.

A Wish With Wings

Fort Worth, Texas
$17,500
2016

Assistance in fulfilling a special request for Texas children with life-threatening conditions, enabling their families to experience a bond-strengthening respite from medical concerns.

Aberg Center for Literacy

Dallas, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in improving school readiness and lifting families out of poverty through a multigenerational family literacy program that aids parents in achieving literacy and English fluency so that they can provide their children at-home academic support.

Advocates For Camp Able

Buffalo Gap, Texas
$10,000
2016

Assistance in improving the self-sufficiency of children and military veterans with special needs through an all-volunteer program of equine therapy, using rescued horses, that reduces anxiety and improves physical and cognitive function while saving the lives of abused animals.

AIDS Interfaith Network, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$30,000
2016

Assistance in eliminating one of the biggest barriers to medical care faced by low-income patients through a transportation program to provide bus passes to clients living within the Dallas Area Rapid Transit district, enabling access to treatment, care and related services.

Alley’s House

Dallas, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in enabling teenage mothers to break the cycle of poverty and achieve academic success, personal growth and financial stability through the Pathways to Independence program.

American Cancer Society, Inc. / Texas Division / Dallas Metro Unit

Dallas, Texas
$60,000
2016

Assistance in providing children who have cancer, and their families, with a special outing to the circus in order to provide families with a no-cost respite from treatment.

American Cancer Society, Inc./Texas Division/Dallas Metro Unit

Dallas, Texas
$75,000
2016

Support of the 2017 Junior Cattle Baron's Ball, an annual even held for pediatric cancer patients and their families, offering them an afternoon of "Disney on Ice".

American Red Cross-Dallas Area Chapter

Dallas, Texas
$205,000
2016

Assistance with the purchase of a new mobile blood donation unit that will help to reduce the area's reliance on blood from elsewhere and diversify the donor base so that all blood types are available when needed.

Ann Richards School Foundation

Austin, Texas
$35,000
2016

Assistance in preparing female students, beginning in sixth grade, for success in college by preparing them thoroughly through campus visits, dual-credit classes, test preparation courses and in-college support, reducing barriers for first-generation college students.

Any Baby Can of Austin, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$200,000
2016

Assistance in filling a budget gap caused by state cuts to Medicaid that drastically affect the Healthy and Fair Start program, a home-based parenting education model aimed at reducing remedial education by addressing developmental delays and encouraging parent participation.

Assistance League of the Bay Area

Houston, Texas
$15,000
2016

Assistance in providing low-income students in the Bay Area, including Galveston, League City, Texas City and Dickinson, with school clothing that enables them to begin the school year ready to learn, with fewer absences and distractions from learning.

Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area / Park 35 Project

Austin, Texas
$100,000
2016

Assistance in implementing a public education campaign on the potential impact on congestion, mobility, tourism, and downtown development, of lowering a section of Interstate 35 and creating a deck park above it that will bridge east and west sides of Austin, add to the area's green space, and serve as a public amenity for the downtown area.

Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area/Austin Gives Miles

Austin, Texas
$275,400
2016

Assistance with matching donations to Austin Gives Miles and their 27 beneficiary groups.

Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area/Park 35 Project

Austin, Texas
$100,000
2016

Assistance in implementing a public education campaign on the potential impact on congestion, mobility, tourism, and downtown development, of lowering a section of Interstate 35 and creating a deck park above it that will bridge east and west sides of Austin, add to the area's green space, and serve as a public amenity for the downtown area.

Austin Film Society

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in presenting the 2016 Texas Film Awards on March 10, 2016, recognizing the outstanding contributions of Texans in all facets of film production, including writing, acting, and directing, and raising funds for year-round community and youth programs.

Austin Parks Foundation

Austin, Texas
$250,000
2016

Assistance in redeveloping Republic Square Park in downtown Austin to provide more amenities to downtown residents and visitors, including a stage, a circular promenade, public restrooms, and areas for a farmers' market, food vendors and activities for adults and children.

Austin YMBL Sunshine Camp

Austin, Texas
$20,000
2016

Assistance in offering afterschool tutoring, mentoring and recreation to middle school students from high poverty Austin school, with an emphasis on math concepts and STEM learning in order to improve grades and prevent future dropouts.

Baylor Health Care System Foundation

Dallas, Texas
$2,000,000
2016

Assistance in constructing Hope Lodge to house cancer patients receiving outpatient treatment at UT Southwestern, Baylor University Medical Center and other Dallas care providers, making it possible for more people to access the best care available and participate in research trials that advance treatment for all.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$20,000
2016

Assistance in providing children facing adversity and living in single-parent or parentless homes with a caring mentor who can influence their lives in positive ways that lead to better social behavior and healthy life choices.

Big Thought

Dallas, Texas
$150,000
2016

Assistance in advancing educational goals throughout Dallas through the Dallas Summer Solution, a collaboration of libraries, museums, science centers and other community programs aimed at eliminating education disparities by providing at-risk children with access to a wide range of learning enrichment activities to prevent summer learning loss.

BookSpring

Austin, Texas
$20,000
2016

Assistance in preparing low-income children for academic success through the ReadWell early childhood literacy program, which partners with pediatric clinics to provide infants and toddlers with books that will enhance their language and literacy skills.

Boys and Girls Club of Austin and Travis County, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$500,000
2016

Assistance, over a two-year period, in breaking the cycle of poverty for more of the 67,000 economically-disadvantaged youth in Travis County by constructing the Legacy Center to provide youth ages 6-18 with a safe, healthy hangout.

Bridge Steps

Dallas, Texas
$350,000
2016

Assistance in leveraging state funding for treating long-term homelessness in conjunction with mental illness through an intensive-care approach linking medical, pharmacy, Social Security and diagnostic resources to reduce hospitalization and incarceration, and in renovating the shelter's kennel to remove a frequent barrier to seeking treatment.

Brighter Tomorrows, Inc.

Irving, Texas
$20,000
2016

Assistance in breaking the cycle of domestic violence by providing southwest Dallas County children who have experienced domestic violence with counseling and education that helps them deal with their situation and emotions in healthy, positive ways.

Café Momentum

Dallas, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in breaking the cycle of poverty and crime among juvenile offenders in Dallas County through a year-long training program that offers paid internships to recently-released juvenile offenders where they receive culinary training, life skills and mentoring that enables them to become stable, self-sufficient adults.

Camp Aranzazu, Inc.

Rockport, Texas
$150,000
2016

Assistance in providing physically and/or developmentally challenged children and adults with a barrier-free residential camp experience that fosters independence, builds social skills, improves their health and enhances overall functioning.

CASA of Galveston County, Inc.

Texas City, Texas
$15,000
2016

Assistance in providing children in Child Protective Services custody with a Court Appointed Special Advocate who will serve as the child's voice in court and present recommendations based solely on the best interest of the child in cases of abuse or neglect.

Catholic Charities of Central Austin

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in providing low-cost mental health counseling to low-income residents of 25 counties in Central Texas, with a special emphasis on children, restoring their resilience and improving their ability to function at school and at home.

Center for Child Protection

Austin, Texas
$49,430
2016

Assistance in providing counseling and advocacy services to more Travis County children who have been the victim of physical or sexual abuse or who have witnessed a violent crime, by expanding the Family Advocate Program.

Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas/dba Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Austin, Texas
$150,000
2016

Assistance in extending Camp In Motion, a therapeutic summer camp for children and young adults with mobility impairments, to include additional sports activities throughout the year, and to include more participants during the summer sessions in 2017.

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

Midlothian, Texas
$100,000
2016

Assistance, over a two-year period, in improving the mental health of military veterans and first responders by offering "Mastering Your Marriage" retreats in Houston and Dallas aimed at reducing service-related stress and improving communication, self-care and conflict resolution skills.

City of Galveston

Galveston, Texas
$500,000
2016

Assistance with the purchase of land on Broadway in order to relocate Oleander Garden Park, and with an environmental review, as part of a revitalization plan for the City Hall neighborhood.

City of Galveston Police Department

Galveston, Texas
$62,500
2016

Assistance in investigating and prosecuting crimes, especially crimes against children, by purchasing additional equipment, software and training to expand the capabilities of the Computer Forensics Lab.

Communities In Schools Galveston County

Galveston, Texas
$75,000
2016

Assistance in improving the graduation rate in Galveston and Texas City by expanding the availability of mentoring, tutoring, case management, counseling and support to at-risk students and their families in order to break the cycle of poverty though education.

Crystal Charity Ball

Dallas, Texas
$300,000
2016

Assistance in supporting seven children's charities meeting critical needs in Dallas County as they provide health, education and social services that will improve the lives of ill, homeless, traumatized, abandoned and under-served segments of the population.

Dallas County Local Workforce Development Board/dba Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

Dallas, Texas
$175,000
2016

Assistance in energizing and mobilizing the Dallas business community to address early childhood education and advocate for policies and practices that will improve early learning, through a two-day summit on the economic impact of early childhood education.

Dallas Foundation/Family Wellness Dallas!

Dallas, Texas
$75,000
2016

Assistance in presenting a specialized version of a Dallas-wide communications-oriented relationship workshop, specifically tailored to first responders and their families, with an emphasis on healing the effects of the mass shooting of five Dallas police officers.

Dallas Methodist Hospitals Foundation

Dallas, Texas
$100,000
2016

Assistance in operating the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in southern Dallas County, providing the area with its only rape crisis counseling and advocacy service at Methodist Dallas' new Charles A. Sammons Tower emergency and trauma center.

Dallas SPARK

Dallas, Texas
$40,000
2016

Assistance in providing children with summer day camp experiences aimed at stimulating their creativity though a variety of art instruction and instilling confidence in their creative abilities so that they will return to school with improved problem-solving skills.

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$175,000
2016

Assistance in presenting a special daytime musical theatre performance to 3,400 North Texas students and educators, providing them with free access to professional theater to expand their cultural understanding and stimulate their interest in the performing arts.

Dive Pirates

The Woodlands, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance in providing training, equipment and supervision to disabled individuals with an interest in scuba diving, enabling them to take part in an activity with non-disabled peers that improves their physical conditioning and mental outlook.

Dwell With Dignity Foundation, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$15,000
2016

Assistance in reinforcing the lessons of self-sufficiency among formerly homeless families and individuals by furnishing their new homes with the help of volunteer professional interior designers creating attractive, functional spaces that are organized and uplifting.

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission

Austin, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance in meeting more of the need for hunger-fighting food assistance for families through the Hands for Hope fundraising and food donation drive in Austin's Episcopal churches and schools.

Equest

Wylie, Texas
$75,000
2016

Assistance in ensuring that children, adults and veterans are able to access equine therapy regardless of financial difficulties, through the Subsidy and Scholarship program, which absorbs the majority of costs for many clients and 100% of the costs for veterans and participants in a Dallas Police Department youth outreach.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Inc.

Glen Rose, Texas
$200,000
2016

Assistance in expanding the educational outreach of the Wolf Ridge Conservation Education Center by renovating its Activity Barn, the primary site of indoor group activities, by adding air conditioning, restrooms, a food preparation kitchen and additional classroom space.

Foundation for the Education of Young Women/Young Women’s Preparatory Network

Dallas, Texas
$250,000
2016

Assistance in improving college readiness, workforce readiness, summer enrichment opportunities and STEM awareness at Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, a public secondary school for girls in the Fair Park area.

Friday Harbour

Houston, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in providing short-term, short-notice housing for cancer patients at Texas Medical Center hospitals who have been unexpectedly detained due to treatments or the need for follow-up care, aiding their recovery by reducing stress and exhaustion.

Friends of Wednesday’s Child

Dallas, Texas
$70,000
2016

Assistance in expanding the Success In School program to enable more children in foster care to stay at grade level, participate in extracurricular activities, improve their attendance and behavior, with objective of completing high school with skills for self-sufficiency.

Gaining Academic Progress Pre-K and K Learning Center

Austin, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance in closing the learning gap faced by low-income minority students by establishing a full-day, bilingual preschool in East Austin that combines core learning concepts for school readiness with enriching experiences in the community.

Galaxy Counseling Center

Garland, Texas
$20,000
2016

Assistance in providing psychological support and therapy to adult and child victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault, enabling them to heal, develop coping skills and stabilize their relationships with family members and the community to mitigate long-term effects such as depression, drug abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Galloway School

Friendswood, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance in renovating the school library into a "learning hub" that integrates printed and digital resources in a common space that will encourage exploration, creativity and collaboration among students, teachers and the community.

Galveston Chamber Partnership, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance with the 2017 "Celebrating Women: Mind, Body and Spirit" Conference, and support of community endeavors to benefit children and youth and enhance Chamber efforts to improve Galveston through education and charity.

Galveston Diaper Bank

Galveston, Texas
$35,000
2016

Assistance in enabling working-poor families to remain in the workforce by removing one of the major barriers for families with young children, the cost of diapers required in order to enroll an infant or toddler in day care.

Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston, Texas
$1,000,000
2016

Assistance with capital support and programming to develop a hub location for all historic properties.

Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance, over two years, in providing funding to teachers and schools for innovative programs that support district goals while offering students and teachers the opportunity to develop an individualized approach to the curriculum and enhance the academic experience for GISD students.

Galveston Urban Ministries

Galveston, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance in improving the academic, employment and housing opportunities in one of Galveston's poorest neighborhoods through programs for children and adults, including after-school tutoring and mentoring, employment education classes, and revenue-generating recycling.

Gleanings From the Harvest for Galveston/dba Galveston County Food Bank

Texas City, Texas
$185,633
2016

Assistance in economically distributing nutritious food to more of the 53,000 residents of Galveston County who face food insecurity by purchasing a mobile food tractor/trailer that can travel to high-need areas of the county for regularly-scheduled food deliveries.

Grace Episcopal Church

Galveston, Texas
$75,000
2016

Assistance in renovating the bell tower of the historic church building, designed by iconic Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton, to prevent further damage and deterioration and protect those who worship or attend community functions from the risks of an unstable tower.

Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$80,000
2016

Assistance in reducing dropout rates, improving school performance and self-confidence, and closing the opportunity gap for at-risk Galveston County children and youth through a proven program of one-to-one mentoring, now offered in workplace, at-school and community-based options to better involve more participants.

Highland Park ISD Educational Foundation

Dallas, Texas
$5,789,874
2016

Assistance, over a five-year period, in preparing students for the careers of the future through the development of the moody Innovation Institute for foster Science, Technology, engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills in grades K-12 and engage high school students in problem-solving, mentoring and internships through the Moody Advanced professional Learning Center.

Hitchcock Independent School District

Hitchcock, Texas
$10,000
2016

Assistance in increasing academic achievement, student engagement and college and career readiness by purchasing new technology, including electronic whiteboards, interactive software and Chromebook computers for use at Crosby Middle School.

Hope Cottage, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in providing prenatal care to women during unplanned, crisis pregnancies though the Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby program, preventing low birth weight and the resulting health risks and aiding young mothers in making a plan for themselves and their baby.

Houston Ground Angels

Houston, Texas
$33,122
2016

Assistance in providing transportation for more of the 96,000 cancer patients who fly to Houston each year for treatment by purchasing a passenger van to augment the current system of using volunteers' personal cars to transport patients from airport to hospital.

Humane Society of Southeast Texas

Beaumont, Texas
$375,000
2016

Assistance in reducing the number of stray animals in Southeast Texas, and their hazards to public health, by including a high-volume spay/neuter in the new facility, and extend spay-neuter services to low-income and poverty-level individuals.

Interfaith Family Services

Dallas, Texas
$825,000
2016

Assistance in tripling the number of working-poor North Texas families diverted from homelessness through support of the new Family Empowerment Center, combining career coaching, financial education, child care and youth services to permanently lift families out of poverty.

Kinkaid School, Inc.

Houston, Texas
$37,500
2016

Assistance in meeting the needs of a diverse group of students through a one-year pilot project to place an academic support manager on campus to guide students in finding organizational, study and time management skills that best fit their individual learning styles.

Legacy Counseling Center

Dallas, Texas
$10,000
2016

Assistance in providing mental health services to low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS, improving their health by offering counseling, behavioral therapy, substance abuse treatment, housing and housing referrals, and hospice care, with many services in Spanish.

LIFT-Literacy Instruction for Texas

Dallas, Texas
$125,000
2016

Assistance in closing the education gap for adults with low levels of literacy through the development of a new curriculum that integrates literacy learning, English as a Second Language, and high school equivalency preparation into an interactive, coordinated program, and developing a client management system to analyze student progress.

Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Bacliff, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in providing affordable dental care to low-income, uninsured residents of Bacliff, Bayview, San Leon, Kemah and surrounding areas in Galveston County, using the services of volunteer dentists to improve the health and employability of patients in need.

Lone Survivor Foundation

Houston, Texas
$75,000
2016

Assistance in providing therapy to wounded veterans that improves their reintegration into civilian life by constructing a covered equestrian arena at the lone Survivor Retreat Center on Bolivar Peninsula, ensuring that bad weather will not interrupt the 5-day therapy program.

Lutheran Music Academy of Galveston Island, Inc.

Galveston, Texas
$150,000
2016

Assistance, over three years, in providing after-school and summer music and fine arts instruction to Galveston children in elementary and middle school, including scholarship funding for those who cannot pay the full tuition.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, Inc.

Stafford, Texas
$14,600
2016

Assistance in creating meaningful family time for children with a life-threatening medical condition, providing them with an opportunity to travel, meet someone they admire, purchase a wanted item or have a memorable experience..

Manos de Cristo, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$10,000
2016

Assistance in improving the health of unemployed and underemployed Central Texas residents by providing dental services that include restoration procedures, preventive care, emergency extractions and referrals for more complex treatment, at affordable fee levels.

Mi Escuelita Preschool, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in providing quality early childhood education to children whose native language is not English by enabling more preschool teachers to obtain college degrees, a requirement for expanding partnerships with charter schools and Head Start programs.

Moody Early Childhood Center

Galveston, Texas
$6,000,000
2016

Provide operational and capital assistance, over a five-year period, in preparing at-risk children from birth to pre-kindergarten for academic success by developing a comprehensive, affordable, high quality day school for infants and toddlers that will co-locate early childhood learning with the Galveston Independent School District's existing program for 3-year olds to improve education for, reduce costs of, and offer family support services to the 70% of Galveston children who are disadvantaged.

Moody Scholars Program

Galveston, Texas
$1,200,000
2016

Support of the Moody Scholars Program, which awards financial assistance to graduating seniors from 18 high schools in Galveston County, Austin and Dallas who demonstrate financial need and academic promise, and the Moody Honors Scholars Program, based entirely on merit.

National Society to Prevent Blindness/Prevent Blindness Texas

Houston, Texas
$27,500
2016

Assistance in improving eye health and reducing the number of undiagnosed vision deficiencies among adults in southeast Texas through the "Healthy Eyes" program, which trains volunteers to conduct vision screenings at community sites reaching low-income individuals.

North Texas Food Bank

Dallas, Texas
$5,000,000
2016

Assistance, over a four-year period, in expanding operations and better serving the hungry by constructing a new distribution center, renovating newly-acquired headquarters to house a community room and demonstration kitchen, and establishing new pantries.

Pease Park Conservancy

Austin, Texas
$168,140
2016

Assistance with design development and pre-construction work for the adaptive re-purposing of Pease Park's iconic Tudor Cottage, creating a new gathering space and a nearby picnic/restroom area, Kingsbury Pavilion, as part of the park's approved master plan.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas, Texas
$100,000
2016

Assistance in making science, nature and technology education accessible to all in North Texas through engaging, hands-on exhibits and programs at the museum and distance learning.

Project Normalization Open Door Preschool

Austin, Texas
$10,000
2016

Assistance in preparing preschool children challenged by poverty, disabilities and family circumstances by providing personnel for two programs: literacy specialists who promote pre-literacy and early reading skills, and Foster Grandparents who provide the children with individual attention, encouragement and stability.

Readers 2 Leaders

Dallas, Texas
$50,000
2016

Assistance in closing the reading gap experienced by disadvantaged elementary students so that they can read and learn at grade level, by providing intensive in-school and after-school tutoring with professionally-trained volunteers devoted to West Dallas.

Reasoning Mind, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$375,000
2016

Assistance in expanding a proven mathematics literacy program to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade as part of the "Texas Mission to M.A.R.S." (Making Algebra-Ready Students) curriculum to prepare students for the algebra training they need for S.T.E.M. careers.

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County

Galveston, Texas
$30,000
2016

Assistance in improving recovery time from domestic abuse or sexual assault through support of the Victim Services Program, which provides legal, therapeutic, residential and other services to women, men and children who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.

Resource Center of Dallas, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$500,000
2016

Assistance in better meeting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Dallas Metroplex through the construction of a new community center that will centralize counseling, youth programs, and social services and expand social services and programming.

Ronald McDonald House of Galveston

Galveston, Texas
$50,500
2016

Assistance in providing families staying at the Ronald McDonald house with more opportunities for recreation, education and shopping by purchasing a 15-passenger van for outings, field trips and other transportation needs while a child is a patient at UTMB or Shriners Burns hospitals.

Shelter Ministries of Dallas/Genesis Women’s Shelter

Dallas, Texas
$180,000
2016

Assistance, over a two-year period, in breaking the cycle of domestic violence through support of two therapist positions offering counseling, post-trauma therapy and bibliotherapy to children whose mothers have fled domestic abuse, and in purchasing new mattresses for the shelter.

SPCA of Texas

Dallas, Texas
$260,791
2016

Assistance in increasing the adoption rate at the SPCA facility in McKinney by improving the cat, dog and puppy areas near the adoption floor to help curb the spread of disease and keep the animals in adoptable condition, and installing upgraded livestock barn drainage.

Special Olympics Texas, Inc.

Austin, Texas
$10,000
2016

Assistance in providing year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 55,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, improving their health, self-esteem and ability to be employed and involved in the community.

St. Mary’s University

San Antonio, Texas
$500,000
2016

Assistance in preparing law students to meet the needs of military veterans by establishing the Moody Endowed Fund for Veterans Law Fellows, encouraging study and pro bono work to guide veterans through administrative or civil matters in housing, employment and education.

St. Vincent’s House

Galveston, Texas
$125,000
2016

Assistance in updating technology and flood proofing the building that houses comprehensive services for Galveston's working poor and indigent families and individuals, and in providing emergency funds to prevent homelessness in times of financial crisis.

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas

Dallas, Texas
$17,325
2016

Assistance in preventing teen suicide through the "Teens Can Survive" program of confidential computer-based mental health screenings for teens 13-18, and suicide awareness training for school personnel, parents and students so they can identify signs of suicide early.

Sustainable Food Center

Austin, Texas
$25,000
2016

Assistance in improving the health and nutrition of children in Austin public schools through the "Sprouting Healthy Kids" program of school gardens, cooking classes, school-farmer partnerships, field trips and summer camps to introduce children to fresh, healthy food.

Teach For America, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
$125,000
2016

Assistance in expanding the Teach For America-DFW Summer Institute, developing an Instructional Coach program to support new teachers and accelerating alumni leadership to advance Teach For America methodology at the principal, dean and departmental levels.

Texas Family Musicals

Bedford, Texas
$75,000
2016

Assistance in producing three musicals at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in the summer of 2017, using college-student performers who gain valuable experience while providing Galveston with another tourism activity throughout the summer.

Texprotects-The Texas Association for the Protection of Children

Dallas, Texas
$150,000
2016

Assistance, over a two-year period, in reducing child abuse and improving school readiness in at-risk children by advocating for two programs, Dallas-HOPES and the Nurse-Family Partnership.

The Care Communities

Austin, Texas
$20,000
2016

Assistance in providing compassionate non-medical care and support services to Central Texans diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, helping individuals and families cope with the stresses of cancer, HIV/AIDS and other conditions so they can focus on treatment.

The Comfort Crew for Military Families

Austin, Texas
$10,000
2016

Assistance in reducing stress and anxiety among elementary age children with a parent deployed in military service by distributing age-appropriate materials to increase their coping skills and resilience, with follow-up materials to help adjust to the parent's return.

The Salvation Army-Galveston

Galveston, Texas
$1,500,000
2016

Assistance, over a two-year period, in meeting the needs of Galveston County residents in times of economic hardship and emergencies with a lead gift for construction of a social service and community center in Texas City, establishing a sustainability endowment for the Galveston Center of Hope, and purchasing property near the Galveston building for future expansion.

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas
$782,841
2016

Assistance, over a five-year period, in providing training in empathy, communication skills and conflict management to medical and nursing residents in order to integrate diverse professional perspectives into communicating with patients and responding to critical situations.

Trinity Center

Austin, Texas
$75,000
2016

Assistance in reducing homelessness in downtown Austin through case management services and financial assistance that enables clients to obtain necessary identification cards, birth certificates and bus passes to aid individuals in accessing health care and other services.

United Ministry to the port of Galveston/Galveston Seafarer’s Center

Galveston, Texas
$40,000
2016

Assistance in purchasing a van that will be used to transport seafarers from ships docked at the Port of Galveston to the Seafarer's Center for recreation, worship, counseling and telephoning home, or to other points in the city for shopping or appointments.

University of Texas at Austin/Blanton Museum of Art

Austin, Texas
$294,000
2016

Assistance in providing community access to the museum through the Free Thursdays program, which offers admission and special activities at no charge, and in purchasing and installing "Siphonophora," a large-scale handing sculpture, in a prominent place in the museum atrium.

Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation, Inc.

McAllen, Texas
$100,000
2016

Assistance in providing treatment for cancer and blood diseases to children in the Rio Grande Valley, regardless of the family's ability to pay, at the Valley's only facility specializing in pediatric oncology and hematology.

Waller Creek Conservancy

Austin, Texas
$15,000,000
2016

Assistance, over a three-year period, in transforming Waller Creek into a 1.5-mile long urban park district, anchored by the Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park, that will connect important Austin destinations through pedestrian and bike linkages, protect green space in a highly populated corridor, and create a destination for the community and visitors.

Woodall Rogers Park Foundation/dba Klyde Warren Park

Dallas, Texas
$250,000
2016

Assistance in continuing to provide cultural and recreational programing for children, families and adults.

Youth Village Resources of Dallas, Inc./dba Youth With Faces

Dallas, Texas
$75,600
2016

Assistance in helping Dallas County youth in the juvenile justice system to reach their full potential by providing educational, vocational and life skills training at Dallas County Youth Village, Medlock Youth Treatment Center and Letot Girls' Center.