Community Foundation of Brazoria County

OVERVIEW: This funder supports a variety of community projects in Brazoria County, Texas. It also awards grants through separate funds that address needs in health and human services, and women and children.

FUNDING AREAS: Health and human services, women and children, community

IP TAKE:  It’s best to get in touch with this foundation directly to learn more about its grant application guidelines and procedures. Minimal information is provided on the funder’s website, although it appears to be open to a variety of local causes.

PROFILE: The Community Foundation of Brazoria County is a local community foundation based in Angleton, Texas. It is accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board and awards grants to local groups through a few different programs.

The Lowrey Community Service grants are available to groups in Brazoria County working in health and human services. The grant deadline for this program has been in mid-March. Women Building Community is a local women’s giving group that awards grants to nonprofits working on women’s and children’s issues. This group made its first grants in 2014 and have given out over $145,000 to support their cause. Recent WBC grant recipients include the Brazoria County Dream Center, Early Stage Coaches of Gathering Place, and True to Life Ministries. The WBC annual deadline usually falls on the first of June.

Finally, CFBC awards community foundation grants to groups that benefit the people of the county. There are no clearly defined focus areas for these local community grants. However, applications for them typically become available around the first of June.  

To apply for any of these grants, you’ll need to send an email to the staff at cfbr@sbcglobal.net to request more information. However, the dates for which applications are made available are published on the funder’s Grants page. Projects supported by CFBC have included the Capitol of Texas Park, Hudson Woods Bird Blind, Brazosport ISD Schools, and Columbia Bottomlands.

Each year, the foundation recognizes local philanthropists—both individuals and families—in the community. The board chooses recipients for "philanthropist of the year” awards. The foundation also awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors heading to college.  

There are typically about seven members on the board of directors each year, with a chairman, president, treasurer, secretary, and VPs of finance, development, and disbursement. About a dozen other individuals typically sit on the board as well to guide grantmaking. CFBC also has an executive director, Barbara Franklin, and an administrative assistant, Abby Bundick on staff.

General inquires can be directed to the staff at cfbr@sbcglobal.net or 979-848-2628. The funder’s address is 104 West Myrtle, #204, Angleton, Texas 77515.

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