The Powell Foundation is a private, family foundation incorporated in Texas. It is governed by a board of eleven directors comprised of two generations of the Powell family and three independent directors. The Foundation is operated by a small staff located in central Houston. The Powell Foundation places priority on organizations and programs that serve residents in Harris, Travis and Walker counties, principally in the fields of public education, the arts, conservation and human services.
The Foundation’s funding emphasis is on public education, supporting efforts that strengthen the public education system and programs that ensure children of early childhood age through 12th grade are academically prepared to pursue postsecondary accreditation.