The excitement was palpable at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce when Fort Bend Cares gathered to present grants totaling $140,000. Now entering its seventh year, Fort Bend Cares is making a powerful impact on the charities of Fort Bend County. Twenty nine worthy organizations that serve disadvantaged children and youth of Fort Bend received a check.
To date, Fort Bend Cares has distributed approximately $720,000 in designated grants. The grant applications are evaluated and put through rigorous analysis by a group of 30 local citizens who serve on the grant committee.
Jill Curtis, Executive Director, said, “We are thrilled to be able to support so many committed organizations that are doing such valuable work. The people in Fort Bend continue to recognize the needs in our community and they react by contributing generously.”
This year’s recipients are Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Breath of Life Children’s Center, Casa de Esperanza de Los Ninos, Catholic Charities/Mamie George Community Center, Cinderella-Cinderfella Project, Communities in Schools, CSTEM Teacher and Student Services, Inc., DePelchin Childrens Center, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, ESCAPE Family Resouce Center, Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room, Fort Bend County Child Advocates, Fort Bend County Womens Center, Fort Bend Family Health Center, Fort Bend Family Promise, Fort Bend Lawyers Care, Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, Houston Museum of Natural Science of Sugar Land, Men For Change, Parks Youth Ranch, Pooh’s Panda Special Needs Academy, S.I.R.E. , Soaring Eagles Ministries, Texana Center, YMCA.
More information on Fort Bend Cares can be found at fortbendcares.org..