Supporting public education, the arts, conservation, and health in Harris, Travis and Walker counties since 1967
 

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Contact

THE POWELL FOUNDATION
2121 San Felipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019

Telephone: 713-523-7557
Fax: 713-523-7553

Email:
info@powellfoundation.org

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Arts

The arts are an integral part of our modern culture as they reflect and define a community. The arts are a means for communicating with one another while transcending cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic differences. They are an economic asset to our community supporting thousands of jobs and generating more than $70 million in revenue in Houston alone. Introducing youth to the arts is important to The Powell Foundation as studies have shown that children participating in the arts are more creative, have more self confidence and achieve better academic outcomes. They are also more likely to attain higher levels of education. Emphasis is placed on school arts programs that expose youth to the visual, musical and theatrical arts.

Art grants funded in 2016: $254,000

Alley Theatre
Educational outreach support
American Festival for the Arts
Support for need-based scholarships to the summer youth conservatory program
Art Access Initiative-Houston
Collaborative art access and integration program in HISD public schools
Art League of Houston
Support for school art & literacy program
Ballet Austin
Support for school arts program
Classical Theatre Company
Classical theatre programs for school children
Contemporary Austin Museum
Support for school art programs
Creative Action-Austin
Support for education and community outreach programs
FotoFest, Inc.
After school literacy & photography programs
Houston Ballet Foundation
Support for education and community outreach programs and new ballet school facilities
Houston Grand Opera Association
Support for education and community outreach programs
Houston Symphony Society
Support for education and community outreach programs
Houston Youth Symphony
After school music program
MindPop - Austin
Collaborative arts integration program with AISD
Museum of Fine Arts/Glassell School of Art
Support for the CORE Artist-in- Residence Program
Museum of Fine Arts/Bayou Bend
Support for education and community outreach programs
Musiqa
Education and outreach programs for school children
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Education and outreach programs for school children
Sam Houston State University- Huntsville
Summer youth arts program
Theatre Under the Stars
Support for education and community outreach programs
Young Audiences of Houston & Arts Access Initiative
Performing arts outreach program to HISD schools & collaborative arts integration program with HISD

See Past Grants