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Foundation for SETX AnnouncesHurricane Harvey Relief Fund Grant Recipients

August 16, 2018

Foundation for SETX Announces
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Grant Recipients 

 

Foundation for SETX Announces
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Grant Recipients

BEAUMONT, TX —The Foundation for Southeast Texas announced today the recipients of the second round of grants from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The fund will provide over $490,000 to 36 local nonprofit organizations in our tri-county region.

“This award marks a significant milestone on the road to recovery for Southeast Texas after our area was devastated by flooding. We want to thank everyone who applied for their interest and the critical work they are doing to benefit our community,” said Mellie Bevilacqua, executive director of the Foundation for Southeast Texas.

“The Rebuild Texas Fund partnership with the Foundation for Southeast Texas helps to get resources to small organizations in the Golden Triangle that are may get overlooked by large funds,” said Chris Hensman, program officer with the Rebuild Texas Fund. “We are grateful to be able to partner and amplify the efforts of FSETX to help recovery in the region.”

The awards are the second cycle of funding which is a collaboration between the Foundation for Southeast Texas and the Rebuild Texas Fund. These grants will provide to support nonprofit agencies in Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties. The first cycle of funding from the Foundation for Southeast Texas was awarded in December of 2017 and granted over $250,000 to local organizations.


About the Foundation for Southeast Texas
The Foundation for Southeast Texas makes a positive difference in the quality of life in its area by encouraging philanthropic gifts and by assisting donors in achieving their charitable goals through the professional management and considered and caring distribution of such gifts.

The foundation is a nonprofit, public charity established in 1996 that accepts funds from donors, manages them and distributes them to nonprofits in the southeast Texas community and beyond. It is one of 32 community foundations across Texas and serves the needs of both donors and nonprofits in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties. For more information, visit: www.cfsetx.org

About the Rebuild Texas Fund
The Rebuild Texas Fund is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, established to support the rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Rebuild Texas Fund works alongside organizations within the impacted communities that are making an impact in the following six focus areas: community and economic development; health; housing; education and childcare; transportation and workforce; and capital for rebuilding small businesses. The Rebuild Texas Fund will continue to fund projects and organizations within these areas through the end of 2019. Funding through the Rebuild Texas Fund is provided to eligible nonprofit, government, corporate, and philanthropic organizations working on the ground in Texas communities, that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. More information about the Rebuild Texas Fund is available at www.rebuildtx.org.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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