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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Conservation

As Texas’ urban areas continue to grow at such a rapid rate, it has become imperative to focus on maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment as well as provide a high quality of life for residents by setting aside and/or improving our outdoor spaces. Park space is critical to the mental, physical and emotional well being of residents. It also acts as an economic stimulus in an urban setting. The three counties in which The Powell Foundation provides grants each have different ecosystems and different needs. Emphasis is placed on those particular needs as well as educating youth so that they will become good stewards of their environment. Many environmental educational programs also provide an excellent means for hands-on math and science learning that is critically needed in our school systems.

Conservation grants funded in 2016: $280,000

Barton Springs Conservancy- Austin
Conservation and education programs
Bayou Preservation Association, Inc.
Support for education and community programs
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Operational support for hike & bike trails and bayou park creation & restoration
Hermann Park Conservancy
General operations for the park
Hill Country Conservancy- Austin
Support for the Violet Crown hike and bike trail
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Education and community Outreach programs
Houston Audubon Society
Education and community Outreach programs
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Education and community Outreach programs
Katy Prairie Conservancy
General operations including education programs
Memorial Park Conservancy
Park programs
National Wildlife Federation
Schoolyard habitat program in HISD
Nature Discovery Center
Support for education programs
SPARK
Development of neighborhood playgrounds on public school grounds
Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation
Support for Powderhorn Ranch
Travis Audubon Society- Austin
Support for education and conservation programs
Trees for Houston
Support for public education programs
The Woods Project
Wilderness exploration program for inner city youth
Trust for Public Land
Green mapping of the San Jacinto River in Walker County
Urban Harvest
School gardening programs
Waller Creek Conservancy – Austin
Community and education programs
The Woods Project
Youth outdoor leadership development program

See Past Grants