OVERVIEW: The Montgomery County Community Foundation has many funds that address local issues including the arts, children and youth, health and wellness, neediest families, senior citizens.
FUNDING AREAS: The arts, children and youth, health and wellness, neediest families, senior citizens
IP TAKE: There are only about three unrestricted funds here, although grants can go to just about any serious need in the community.
PROFILE: The Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) is based in The Woodlands, Texas, and is committed to local needs. The foundation administers over $6.4 million through approximately 35 endowment funds from individuals, companies, foundations, and other donors. The foundation has been awarding grants since 1999. It aims to “provide leadership in Montgomery County by directing sustainable financial resources that strengthen our community and improve the quality of life for current and future generations.” Grantmaking areas of interest include the arts, children and youth, health and wellness, neediest families, and senior citizens.
This funder likes to support initiatives that are collaborative, inclusive, and that address service gaps. It awards grants through donor-advised, field-of-interest, agency and designated agency funds, and unrestricted funds. The three unrestricted funds are the Frankie Alexander Benevolent Fund, the Buckalew Endowment Fund, and the Jason and Marti Mann Family Fund. The foundation board determines awards for projects deemed most worthwhile for the welfare of residents in the community. Below are general grantmaking interests of other MCCF funds.
Donor Advised Funds:
The George and Emily Fath Fund for Human Needs: needy families, unexpected illness
Margaret & Foster Madeley Family Fund: general county support
Dan H. & Martha Foster Madeley Heritage Fund: histories of local people
Metcalf Family Endowment Fund: general county support
David and Jill Sharp Vaughan Family Fund: animal welfare and general county support
Annie & Irvin Hoffman Memorial Fund: elderly and children
Field of Interest Funds:
The Woodlands Medical Center Foundation Fund: health, education, equipment
Susie and Jack Brouse Family Fund: needy families
Elise Mae & Edward Everett Taylor Fund: elderly citizens
Vernon Randolph Yeakely Endowment Fund: homeless, hungry, and needy citizens
Jeffrey Kass, MD Dog Rescue & Animal Welfare Fund: dog rescue and adoption
Jeffrey Kass, MD Elderly Assistance Fund: senior citizens
Agency & Designated Agency Funds (partial list):
Don & Barbara Gebert Interfaith Endowment Fund: interfaith outreach
Crighton Theatre Fund: Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe
Montgomery County Performing Arts Society Performance Fund: Performing arts
Montgomery ISD Fine Arts Endowment Fund: fine arts programs in MISD schools
Memory Park Maintenance Fund: Memory Park maintenance and improvement
Henry & Billie Brooks Endowment: food distribution
Metcalf Family Endowment Benefitting First Baptist Church Conroe: church benevolent fund
Metcalf Family Endowment Benefitting Assistance League of Montgomery County: general community support
Foundation grants typically range from $1,000 to $100,000. View a list of past grant totals on the funder’s MCCF Giving History page. Grantmaking is typically restricted to Montgomery County, Texas. Aside from educational scholarships, MCCF does not award grants to individuals. It does not support religious groups unless they are involved with general community service programs.
MCCF accepts unsolicited grant applications for select funds and makes its grant application available online. Applications are due by September 15 of each year. Applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to the foundation by this date; emailed applications are not accepted. Grants are announced at an annual reception in December. Woodlands Securities Corporation and Woodlands Asset Management manage the foundation’s funds. Direct general questions to the staff at 281-363-8158 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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