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Moody Foundation Recognized with TTIA Heritage Award for Contributions to Texas Travel Industry

AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 15, 2018) – In honor of 75 years of supporting travel and tourism in communities across Texas, the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) presented its 2018 Heritage Award to the Moody Foundation on Sept. 26 during TTIA’s 33rd Annual Texas Travel Summit in Galveston.


Moody Foundation Announces Third Round of ‘Generation Moody’ Grants with $6,115,000 Investment

Grants Focus on Educational Achievement for Galveston Youth

GALVESTON, Texas (July 31, 2018) – The Moody Foundation announced today its third round of Generation Moody education grants with a $6,115,000 commitment to three grant recipients, all focused on helping Galveston students access career-readiness programs.


Moody Foundation Awards Grant Benefiting Santa Fe High School Victims, Families and Local First Responders

$250,000 Grant to Improve Security and Safety Measures

GALVESTON, Texas (July 31, 2018) – In response to the May 18 shooting tragedy at Santa Fe High School, the Moody Foundation has granted $250,000 to provide financial support to victims and their families, augment Santa Fe ISD security measures to make classrooms a safer place and purchase updated equipment for Galveston County first responders.


Moody Foundation Donates $15 Million to Create New Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Parkland

Fundraising effort for new center reaches $30 million of $40 million goal

DALLAS, Texas (May 15, 2018) – The Moody Foundation has made a $15 million gift to help create a new comprehensive breast center at Parkland Health & Hospital System.


Moody Foundation Awards More Than $12.5 Million ‘Generation Moody’ Investment in Programs Benefiting Galveston Youth

Recipients Provide After-School Programs, Dual Credit Programs and Professional Development

GALVESTON, Texas (May 14, 2018) – The Moody Foundation approved a $12,955,472 commitment in Generation Moody grants today to seven grant recipients, the second and largest round of grants to date.


Moody Foundation Contributes $6.25 Million to YMCA Camp Cypress Project

AUSTIN, Texas (March 6, 2018) – The Moody Foundation has granted $6,250,000 to the YMCA of Austin in support of the Phase I campaign goal for Camp Cypress, an 85-acre overnight and day-camp along Onion Creek in northern Hays County.


Moody Foundation Grant Brings 4,000 Volunteers to Rebuild Galveston County

$860,000 Grant Follows Initial $1 Million Response to Hurricane Harvey

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 27, 2018) – The Moody Foundation granted $860,000 to the United Way of Galveston County to help home rebuilding efforts in Galveston County in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.


Moody Foundation Launches Generation Moody Education Initiative With $8,613,679 Investment

Grant Recipients Form Links in Initiative’s Cradle-to-Career System

GALVESTON, Tex. (Feb. 23, 2018) – The Moody Foundation has launched its Generation Moody Education Initiative, a signature project benefiting Galveston Island by providing a catalyst for exceptional education opportunities.