Investing In Our Future
There are a variety of ways to structure a legacy to make a passion an enduring gift to the residents of Montgomery County. The endowment fund can memorialize or honor someone or a family who has been important to the donor or the community. Take a minute to consider the following options and contact Julie Martineau at email@example.com to begin discussions.
A donor-advised fund gives donors the opportunity to actively participate in the philanthropic process by reviewing grant requests and recommending charitable organizations/programs to receive grants. Donors enjoy the benefits of recommending grants that fulfill their charitable wishes, without the expense and obligation of administration. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is legally responsible for approving all grants.
Rick and Rosalind Dauzat Endowment
The Rick and Rosalind Dauzat Endowment was established to provide grants for the arts and culture, education, and human services. Funding will be available during the 2021 grant cycle.
George and Emily Fath Fund for Human Needs
The George and Emily Fath Fund For Human Needs provides financial assistance for the neediest families in Montgomery County with special consideration given to people who have sudden unexpected needs due to sickness, injury, disability, death in the family or natural disasters. The spirit of Matthew 25:31-46 will serve as a guide.
Annie & Irvin Hoffman Memorial Fund
The Annie & Irvin Hoffman Memorial Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations based in Montgomery County with a special interest in programs for the elderly and children.
Dan H. & Martha Foster Madeley Heritage Fund
The Dan H. & Martha Foster Madeley Heritage Fund was set up to provide grants to Montgomery County nonprofit agencies for researching, collecting, preserving and sharing the histories of the people of Montgomery County, Texas.
Margaret & Foster Madeley Family Fund
The Margaret and Foster Madeley Family Fund was set up to help create and foster secure environments and programs in which people are able to experience their potential to thrive.
Metcalf Family Endowment Fund
The Metcalf Family Endowment Fund provides grants to benefit the people of Montgomery County.
David and Jill Sharp Vaughan Family Fund
The David and Jill Sharp Vaughan Family Fund was set up to meet the benevolent needs of our county and its citizens including, but not limited to, animal welfare.
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Field of Interest Funds
Through field of interest funds, donors support a particular interest area such as the arts, children and youth, health and wellness, neediest families or senior citizens. Use of the fund is restricted to the donor’s designated causes, but flexibility remains to meet changing community needs.
Henry T. Brooks Endowed Memorial Fund
As a long time supporter of the Community Foundation, Mr. Brooks left a legacy of to build the future of Montgomery County. He was especially concerned about children, the youth and senior adults.
Susie and Jack Brouse Family Fund
The Susie and Jack Brouse Family Fund was established to provide financial assistance for the neediest families in Montgomery County, Texas, in the spirit of Matthew 25:31-46.
Dale Buckalew Crane Fund
Dale Buckalew Crane’s children, Donnie, Debbie, Deann and Denny, established this fund to honor and remember their mother. Family was the most important thing in Dale’s life. This fund focuses on organizations that provide financial assistance to the children, youth and the elderly of Montgomery County.
Aaron and Dianna Dushkin Fund for the Creative Arts and Literacy
Aaron and Dianna Dushkin were community and business leaders in Conroe, with a furniture store on the Courthouse Square. They helped establish several nonprofits which helped community residents. Dianna and her children have established this fund to benefit projects that support and encourage the creative arts and literacy in the Montgomery County area. The first grant will be available from this fund in the Fall 2023 funding cycle.
Jeffrey Kass, MD Dog Rescue & Animal Welfare Fund
The Jeffrey Kass, MD Dog Rescue & Animal Welfare Fund was created primarily to support dog rescue, including fostering, veterinarian care, transportation, and the adoption process. The Fund also provides assistance to organizations that deal with injured, abandoned or abused animals.
Jeffrey Kass, MD Elderly Assistance Fund
The Jeffrey Kass, MD Elderly Assistance Fund was created to provide support for the indigent elderly in need. All seniors are entitled to proper nutrition, medical care, medications, transportation assistance and companionship. Organizations that are assisting the indigent elderly in any or all of these areas are eligible for grants under this fund.
MCCF Arts & Culture Fund
Arts and culture are a vibrant part of Montgomery County life. This fund honors the spirit of the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society after it closed its doors in 2018 and will support the performing and visual arts and cultural activities.
MCCF Environmental Preservation & Sustainability Fund
Support the environment and ecology initiatives. Grants will be available once the fund is fully funded.
MCCF Fostering Hope Fund for Abused and Neglected Children
Created in honor of MCCF’s 2007 – 2017 Executive Director Shannon Kidd’s huge heart, this fund supports programs focused on securing and sustaining the physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual well-being of children who have been abused and neglected. The spirit of James 1:27 will serve as a guide: Religion the God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
MCCF Health and Wellness Fund
Support physical and mental health care needs including prevention and education. Grants will be available from this fund once it reaches full funding status.
MCCF Veterans Fund
Support services, programs, and initiatives for Veterans.
MCCF Youth & Children’s Fund
Support services, programs, and initiatives for youth and children. Grants will be available from this fund once it reaches full funding status.
Montgomery County Adult Literacy Fund
To further adult literacy in Montgomery County.
Elise Mae & Edward Everett Taylor Fund
The Elise Mae & Edward Everett Taylor Fund was created through the Taylor’s will to provide financial assistance to the neediest individuals in Montgomery County, with a special interest in programs that provide services to meet the needs of elderly citizens in the community.
The Woodlands Medical Center Foundation Fund
The Woodlands Medical Center Foundation Fund was established for the purpose of providing health care and wellness assistance and education, including shelter and medical or psychological screening, treatment, or counseling in the South Montgomery County/The Woodlands area, through the funding of capital improvements.
Vernon Randolph Yeakely Endowment Fund
The Vernon Randolph Yeakely Endowment Fund was established through Mr. Yeakley’s will to provide funding for homeless, hungry and needy people in Montgomery County.
Vernon Randolph Yeakley Fund for Animal Welfare
The Vernon Randolph Yeakley Fund for Animal Welfare was established through Mr. Yeakley’s will to provide a perpetual source or funds to promote the humane treatment of animals through community education and supporting responsible pet/animal ownership.
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Agency & Designation Agency Funds
Individuals and organizations who wish to create a fund for the benefit of a specific nonprofit organization or program can create a designated agency fund. At the time the initial gift is made, the donor designates the charity or charities that will receive the fund’s distributions. Distributions are paid to the designated organization or program as long as it is in existence. In the event the designated organization ceases to exist, becomes obsolete or is unable to perform its charitable purposes, monies from the fund can be redirected to an organization which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, best perpetuates the donor’s original intent.
Alfred and Dollie Anderson Memory Park Maintenance Fund
Life long Rotarian, Alfred Anderson, and his wife, Dollie, were valuable supporters of the Rotary Club of Lake Conroe’s signature project, Memory Park. In memory of their parents, the Anderson children created this fund to ensure there are funds to help in the ongoing maintenance and improvement of Memory Park, located next to the Charles B. Stewart Memorial Library in Montgomery, Texas.
Dave and Joann Bartlow Fund Benefitting CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County
The Dave and JoAnn Bartlow Fund benefiting CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County was established to support the mission of CASA whose Court Appointed Advocate Volunteers work with abused and neglected children who are in the Montgomery County Court system.
Morris Bateman Conroe Noon Lions Club Fund
The Morris Bateman Conroe Noon Lions Club Fund provides financial assistance to the Conroe Noon Lions Club Charities Fund to support the eye conservation program.
Henry & Billie Brooks Endowment - Food Bank
The Henry & Billie Brooks Endowment – Food Bank was established to provide funding for food distribution to nonprofit agencies in Montgomery County through the Montgomery County Food Bank.
Crighton Theatre Fund
The Crighton Theatre Fund was endowed by the board of The Montgomery County Foundation for the Performing Arts, also known as the Crighton Theatre Board, for the purpose of preservation, maintenance, upkeep and expansion of the real property and improvements known as the Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe.
Don & Barbara Gebert Interfaith Endowment Fund
The Don and Barbara Gebert Interfaith Endowment Fund was established to honor the Geberts, the founders of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and the proceeds are used to fund causes related to the Interfaith organization and its outreach.
MCCF Administrative Endowment Fund
The MCCF Administrative Endowment Fund has been established to help provide a permanent source of funding for Foundation expenses so grant distributions from the annual income of our other endowed funds can be maximized.
Memory Park Maintenance Fund
The Memory Park Maintenance Fund was established to provide for the perpetual care, maintenance and improvement of the Memory Park located north of, and adjacent to, the Charles B. Stewart West Branch Library in Montgomery, Texas.
Tommy Metcalf Endowment Benefitting First Baptist Church Conroe
The Metcalf Family Endowment Benefitting First Baptist Church Conroe benefits the First Baptist Church of Conroe’s benevolent fund which is used to meet the needs of individuals in Conroe.
Tommy Metcalf Endowment Benefitting Assistance League of Montgomery County
The Metcalf Family Endowment Benefitting Assistance League of Montgomery County provides funding to the Assistance League of Montgomery County for the sole purpose of identifying and responding to the needs of Montgomery County’s citizens in an effort to improve their quality of life.
Tommy Metcalf Endowment Benefitting Conroe Live
The Metcalf Family Endowment Benefitting Conroe Live was established to help the organization revitalize downtown Conroe by attracting the arts, entertainment and education to the downtown area.
Tommy Metcalf Endowment Benefitting Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center Board of Volunteers, Inc.
The Metcalf Family Endowment Benefitting Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center Board of Volunteer, Inc. was created to provide funding to the volunteer board for use in programs and initiatives supported by the community center.
Montgomery County Women's Center Endowment Fund
The Montgomery County Women’s Center Endowment Fund was established by multiple families in the community to provide annual grants to further the organization’s mission of preventing, protecting against and prevailing over domestic violence and sexual assault.
Montgomery ISD Fine Arts Endowment Fund
The Montgomery ISD Fine Arts Endowment Fund provides funding for fine arts programming in MISD schools.
Michala Wunderlich Memorial Endowment Benefitting Coulson Tough School
The Michala Wunderlich Memorial Endowment was created in memory of first year teacher Michala Wunderlich to provide a lasting benefit to the Coulson Tough School, its teachers, classrooms and students.
Vernon Randolph Yeakley Fund for Montgomery County Women’s Center
The Vernon Randolph Yeakley Fund for Montgomery County Women’s Center was established through Mr. Yeakley’s will to provide a perpetual source of funding to support the work of Montgomery County Women’s Center.
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Donors establishing or adding to unrestricted funds recognize that our community’s needs and opportunities change over time. These funds provide flexible resources needed to support innovative responses to address the community’s most pressing needs. The Foundation’s Distribution Committee and Board of Directors oversee the use of these funds, directing them to projects that most significantly contribute to the welfare of residents of Montgomery County.
Frankie Alexander Benevolent Fund
The Frankie Alexander Benevolent Fund was established by the Montgomery County Community Foundation Board of Directors as a general Unrestricted Fund to accept contributions in memory or honor of individuals.
Sally and Jim Arnold Family Fund
As long time residents of Montgomery County, Sally and Jim have been active in this growing and vibrant community. This fund was established to meet the needs of Montgomery County that need additional support or are emerging in the community. The first grant from this fund will be offered in the Fall of 2024.
Don A. Buckalew Family Fund
The Don A. Buckalew Family Fund was established by Don A. Buckalew, a recognized leader and businessman in Montgomery County, and his family to meet the current and emerging needs of Montgomery County residents.
Family Legacy Partners Endowment Fund
Formerly know as the Jason & Marti Mann Family Fund, the Family Legacy Partners Endowment Fund was established to meet the current and emerging needs of Montgomery County residents.
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Scholarship funds are set up to assist young adults from Montgomery County in reaching their personal goals and dreams through higher education or technical training.
Steven Bolt - Barbara Brooks Scholarship Fund
Growing up with his single mother, Barbara, Steven witnessed first hand just how difficult things can be; the struggles, the heartaches, and the uncertainty. He feels taht often time, all you need is a helping hand to advance your family’s well-being. Steven said, “I was afforded an opportunity that helped change my life and would like single mothers to be given an opportunity to be set up for success.”
This scholarship will be available to single mothers returning to school to obtain a post high school degree or certification. They must demonstrate a financial need and be a resident of Montgomery County, Texas.
Henry & Billie Brooks Scholarship Fund
The Henry & Billie Brooks Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 out of their strong belief in and commitment to higher education. This fund provides need-based scholarships to residents of Montgomery County, who are US citizens, to attend Lone Star College-Montgomery.
This scholarship potentially makes awards for 4 consecutive semesters, provided the student maintains hour and GPA requirements. Applications are available at your high school campus college and career counselors.
Keaton “KBuss” Bussell Memorial Scholarship Fund
Keaton – or KBuss as he was known by family and friends – graduated from Montgomery High School in May 2018 where he excelled at football, baseball, academics, the Anglers fishing club and had many friendships across the campus. He is mostly remembered for his servant heart and deep love of his family. After a tragic accident took his life after graduation, Keaton’s family and friends established this fund as his legacy, based on the last line of his Bearbacker essay, “No matter how hard it gets, don’t give up.” Beginning in the Spring of 2022, both Montgomery High School and Lake Creek High School will have a scholarship available for graduating seniors. Applications are sent to campus college and career counselors.
Shane Dickerson Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Shane Dickerson Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2005 to benefit Montgomery High School seniors who have demonstrated the Rotary International mission of “Service Above Self”. This endowed scholarship was created by Rotarian Don Carter, in memory of his beloved wife Shane Dickerson Carter, who passed away in 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Carter wished to honor the memory of Shane by inspiring young adults in Montgomery County to imagine a better world and to make a difference in that world. This scholarship provides funding for graduating seniors who have demonstrated their commitment to overcoming poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, homelessness or other barriers to life, through their community and/or international volunteer efforts. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the “achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national and international humanitarian, educational and cultural programs.” Two scholarships are awarded annually. Applications are available at Montgomery High School’s campus college and career counselors.
Mary Jane Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Mary Jane Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to benefit need-based students from Montgomery County planning to attend Lone Star College-Montgomery. This endowed scholarship was created in memory of May Jane Harrison Hamilton who passed away on April 2, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. Education was an important part of Mary’s life. Mary graduated in 1978 from Sharpstown High School in Houston and received a BS degree in Education from The University of St. Thomas in 1982. She was an HISD elementary school teacher for 17 years and was named Executive Director for the PSH Foundation for the last two years of her life. This scholarship fund was created to honor her life by her loving stepmother Patti Harrison, President of the PSH Foundation. It is Ms. Harrison’s desire to memorialize Mary by assisting other students wishing to secure a college education in Montgomery County.
David and Debbie Hilton Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
David and Debbie Hilton were the first in their families to go to college, much less graduate from college. Their families came from humble backgrounds, so no one expected or encouraged them to go to college. “Education opens the doors to everything” David has said. Debbie received a scholarship to Harvard but was not able to live there so she had to turn in down. In spite of that, she received her degree from University of Houston. David received his MBA and then went back to obtain his PhD in Organizational Management, which he says he uses all the time. Their daughter Sarah was born in 1987 in the Galleria area before the family moved to The Woodlands in 1992. Matt soon followed and the family created their business D. Hilton Associates. Sarah an SMU graduate and Matt a Purdue student, both work at the firm, lending their unique skills and talents to the company. For years the Hiltons have paid for their employee’s college education. It is a lifetime passion of theirs. They decided to establish this fund to expand the educational impact by providing scholarships to students at CISD’s Booker T. Washington High School who might not otherwise have money to secure a four-year degree.
Hivnor Family Scholarship Fund
The Hivnor Family Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 to benefit students from Willis High School who are participating in all varsity athletics, including cheerleading and drill team. It is the intent of the Hivnor Family to extend the scholarship to Conroe High School students in the future. This fund was created by the Hivnor family out of their commitment to students in this community and their strong belief in the importance of higher education. Scholarship applications are available at the Willis High School Counselors Office in the Spring.
Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by the Hope family and friends to honor Ruben’s passion for education and commitment to the people of Montgomery County. Scholarship applications are available at the Conroe High School Counselors Office in the Spring.
Cort Martin Memorial Scholarship at Lone Star College—Montgomery
The Cort Martin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Cort Martin, who tragically lost his life in an automobile/train accident at age 17. Through this scholarship fund, Cort’s parents, Tim and Deanna Martin created a permanent legacy to honor their son Cort. In 2005, The Cort Martin Memorial Scholarship was combined with another MCCF fund, The Montgomery College Scholarship Fund. The newly combined scholarship fund was renamed The Cort Martin Memorial Scholarship at Lone Star College-Montgomery. Through an agreement with the Martins and representatives of Lone Star College – Montgomery, this fund was established as a need-based fund to provide financial assistance to Conroe ISD graduates attending Lone Star College-Montgomery as full time students. Scholarship applications are available at the Conroe ISD high schools Counselors Office in the Spring.
Buddy Moorhead Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Buddy Moorhead Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1984 to honor the memory of Conroe High School Coach Buddy Moorhead, who coached the Tigers to a 29-4-1 record from 1980-1982. The once dormant scholarship has been relocated with Montgomery County Community Foundation and Conroe Tigers, both current and past, have worked hard to build the endowment so that scholarships can be awarded on a perpetual basis. Senior students selected for this award must have participated in football at Conroe High School, have a reasonable chance of success in college, be of good character and must exemplify the “spirit” of the Conroe Tigers. Scholarship applications are available at the Conroe High School Counselors Office in the Spring.
Alfred (Jimmie) & Joyce Soupart Scholarship Fund
The Alfred (Jimmie) & Joyce Soupart Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for students of Conroe High School. The Souparts believe that education is the quickest pathway to success and have created a legacy of commitment to education and the Conroe community by facilitating opportunities of higher learning that might not otherwise be available. Scholarship applications are available at the Conroe High School Counselors Office in the Spring.
The Sowers Family All Means All Fund
The All Means All program targets 9th graders at Conroe High School who need the additional motivation of a scholarship to graduate from high school. Founder Sam Cable works closely with each student, monitors their grades and attendance frequently during their 9th through 12th grade years. This scholarship is awarded through the Conroe ISD Education Foundation’s All Means All Scholarship program.
The T.O.R.I. Fund (Texs Ostepopathic Rural Initiative)
The TORI Fund was estalished by Keith Wagner in recognition of the urgent need for doctors in rural East Texas. This fund is available to medical students attending the Sam Houston State University’s College Of Osteopathic Medicine who are focusing on rural medicine. it can be used for tuition, books, supplies, or living expenses. The first scholarship will be awarded in the Spring of 2023.
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Long Term Disaster Recovery Fund
Hurricane Harvey is a distant memory for most of Montgomery County’s residents. As each hurricane season approaches, Montgomery County watches for the next big storm – even while residents still struggle to recover from the last one. The fact is, it takes at least 3 to 5 years for people to recover. After launching the Long Term Disaster Recovery Fund in 2017 in response to Hurricane Harvey, the Community Foundation board began funding projects needed by Montgomery County low income, disabled, or elderly residents to finish the recovery they had begun. The Community Foundation works through the Disaster Case Managers serving Montgomery County to identify the survivors who have projects not covered by any other organization or who have received all the help they can from federal, state and other local resources. Grants of up to $10,000 are given for home repairs, septic systems, home leveling, demolishing severely damaged structures, and appliances.
• MCCF funds are for people affected by Hurricane Harvey and seeking funds to complete the rebuilding, repairing or replacing of their primary residence.
• MCCF is open to paying for things that pose a barrier to rebuilding, repairing or replacing their primary residence.
• Funds will be sent to the vendor on behalf of the household at the direction of the case manager, not to the household.
• Homes MUST be able to secure all the appropriate building permits, which minimizes the possibility of the home from flooding again.
• Funds are not available for rent, utility bills or other regular monthly bills.
Our Process when there is no “Unmet Needs Table”
• Applications from the disaster case managers may either be mailed or delivered to (so do not scan and email): 2001 Timberloch Place, Suite 500 / The Woodlands, TX 77380
• Applications may only be submitted by a disaster case manager, not the family themselves.
• Only properly completed applications with all requested attachments will be considered. If a requested document is not included, the disaster case manager will be notified via email and given the opportunity to provide the document(s) needed to complete the package.
• Except for the cover page, please submit your forms or print outs as attachments to the cover page. It is helpful if you provide a narrative about what has been done to date and how MCCF funds will be used to complete the project. If there are questions, we will be in touch to make sure we understand what you have provide.
• Funds will be made available over the course of several years.
• Funding will be given on a first come first serve basis.
• Questions may be submitted to Julie Martineau at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 281.363.8158.
• The disaster case manager will be notified via email regarding the acceptance.
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