OUR STORY

Fort Bend Cares, a charitable foundation, began in 2004 as a response to the growing needs of disadvantaged youth in Fort Bend County.

Our founders, longtime residents of Fort Bend County, recognized that the many existing charitable organizations providing essential services to children and families faced increasing demands to raise the funds necessary to meet the needs of current and future programs. The founders came together to create Fort Bend Cares to help provide supplemental funds for these worthy organizations.

The Foundation generates funding from private individual and corporate donations, as well as through several fund-raising activities held throughout the year. Our Grants Committee carefully reviews the applications for disbursements each year, implementing policies and procedures put in place to ensure that all funds we disburse correspond with the vision and mission of Fort Bend Cares.

Becoming a Board Member

In June of each year, new Board Members are appointed to the Board of Trustees for Fort Bend Cares Foundation.  We invite you to join this dynamic team of individuals who are dedicated to the disadvantaged youth of Fort Bend County.  Many of our Board Members have served on the Grants Committee which serves as the front line of what we do.  We hope you will give serious consideration to serving as a Fort Bend Cares Board Member.  Board terms are three-year commitments.

Please fill out the application below to be considered for a Board of Trustees position.

Board Member Application

  • Please enter the phone number you want us to use to contact you.
  • Please enter you place of employment, if applicable and the area of Fort Bend County you work in.
  • Why are you interested in committing your time and energy to us?
  • Can you tell us about your experience in fundraising?
  • Board members bring experience, wisdom, strategic thinking, and their community contacts. Can you tell us about yours?
  • Our Board Members are asked to participate in a $1500 Give-Get program where they are asked to give or get a total of $1500 donations ($500 can be in-kind) for the organization within the calendar year.
  • Board Members are asked to chair or be liaisons for our annual events and/or planning committees.
  • The Board meets on a monthly basis and committees may require intermittent meetings.