Fort Bend Cares, a Charitable Foundation, was founded in 2004. The founders, longtime residents of Fort Bend County, identified the growing needs of disadvantaged youth in the County.

It was recognized that there were many existing charitable organizations providing essential services to children and families. These organizations face increasing demands to raise the necessary funds to meet the needs of current and future programs. Fort Bend Cares was created to help provide supplemental funds for these worthy organizations.

The Foundation generates its funding from private individual and corporate donations as well as holding several fund-raising activities throughout the year. The disbursements are scrutinized by the Grant Committee who follow policies and procedures to ensure that all funds are disbursed based on accomplishing both the vision and mission of Fort Bend Cares.