Vision: Disadvantaged Children in Fort Bend County will have access to a better Quality of Life.
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Mission: Fort Bend Cares Provides our community non-profits with resources to meet the needs of Disadvantaged Children.
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Fort Bend Cares Grants 29 Heroic Nonprofits Grants Totaling Almost $160,000
Fort Bend Cares supporters celebrated the awarding of grants to 29 heroic nonprofits serving disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County on Wednesday, June 8 at Safari Texas Ranch. Through the generosity of event sponsors and other donors, Fort Bend Cares distributed $157,500 to these organizations.
Close to 40 volunteers on the Fort Bend Cares Grants Committee performed a thorough review of grant applications from 50 local nonprofits before making their recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Reviews include site visits, meeting with staff, and consideration of factors such as the number of children impacted and whether the organization meets a physical, emotional, or educational need. Grants Committee Chairperson Scott Icenhower said, “People think fundraising is difficult. They should try making decisions on who get grants. Fort Bend nonprofits are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone in our community.”
New grant recipients this year include Creative Dreams to provide a summer day camp for disadvantaged youth ages 11-18 in Fort Bend and Hope for Three for the Teen Huddle program that holds activities including Sibling Sessions and Parents Time Out for families living with children on the autism spectrum.
Fort Bend Cares Co-Founders Dr. Bob McClendon and Jim Rice awarded Shared Dreams the Founders Grant. Shared Dreams provides underserved Fort Bend ISD students with clothing, toiletries and school supplies.
Fort Bend Cares raises funds for grants through a variety of events and individual donations. Its primary fundraising event, “Road Trip,” is scheduled for Saturday, January 28 at Fluor in Sugar Land. To sponsor this event or to volunteer with Fort Bend Cares, contact Executive Director, Angie Wierzbicki, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-819-2005.
For a complete list of Grantees, please go to the Grant Page.