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

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2121 San Felipe, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019

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


Driving Directions

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The Strategic Focus of The Powell Foundation is to “Enhance the quality of life through robust public education with the goal of achieving career and college readiness for every public school student in Houston, Austin and Huntsville.”

Over the past twenty years the Powell Foundation has remained steadfast in supporting programs that are strong with a track record of high impact and outstanding outcomes. Over $7 million has been directed to core educational programs. Although The Powell Foundation’s current emphasis is in the field of public education in the broadest sense, an additional $2 million in grants has been directed to arts, conservation and health programs as related to school programs to ensure that children develop socially, physically and emotionally to their full potential.

Total grants funded in 2016: $1,532,546

Arts- $254,000
Conservation- $280,000
Education - $803,500
Health - $85,600
Other - $109,446

Grants Areas Funded 2016