Beaumont Foundation of America

Letter from Chairman Wayne A. Reaud

In 2020, America’s spirit was tested by the Covid-19 pandemic. The events of the past year highlight the uncertainty in all our lives. The world faced disease and death; hope and faith was all we could depend upon.  Amidst these travails, the Beaumont Foundation looked to Jesus’s words “If you love me, feed my sheep” and taking these words to heart, did its best to honor His teachings.

At the height of the pandemic, Feeding America reported that over 50 million Americans were experiencing food insecurity. We live in the most prosperous nation in the world, and yet so many are suffering. It is not enough for us to merely express concern; action is required. There are so few who can and will answer the call to aid and assist our neighbors in these hardest of times.  The Beaumont Foundation along with food banks and pantries across Texas is proud to be a part of those who answered this call.

In May 2020, it was the Foundation’s honor to fund a drive-thru food box distribution effort in partnership with our friends from Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and Southeast Texas Food Bank. Our grant provided enough food to feed thousands of individuals in Southeast Texas for an entire week.  Cars were lined along the highway for over a mile, as masked volunteers distributed food boxes filled with meat, fresh produce, and other non-perishable staples.  This was just a part of the Foundation’s $1.7 million commitment to feed Texans in 2020. Beaumont Foundation grants went to food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens and Meals on Wheels across the state as part of its ongoing charitable commitments.  Since its inception, the Beaumont Foundation has awarded over $17 million in grants to fight hunger.

The Beaumont Foundation has been blessed with the opportunity to assist the many recipients of our charitable grants.  This year, our annual report spotlights food insecurity and the response of food banks across Texas who remain in an unparalleled state of emergency. By God’s will and through our untiring efforts, we pledge to maintain this commitment in 2021. 

The Beaumont Foundation has also continued to bestow grants for children in foster care, medical care for disadvantaged populations, families of military heroes killed in combat, and gifted educators who inspire and challenge our youth. Scholarship grants are presented to college students at numerous universities to provide tuition, books, and fees. In 2020, the Foundation’s support for cancer prevention, treatment and research was as strong as ever in the fight to treat and cure cancer.  

Since inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly $18 million in grants to numerous health care organizations. Likewise, Foundation grants to foster care organizations supply generous stipends for children to purchase new clothing and necessities. Finally, the Excellence in Education Award Program annually honors and rewards teachers by recognizing their commitment to a brighter future for our children.

The Foundation’s grants have made a significant impact on the communities we serve. I am delighted in our past achievements and anticipate greater accomplishments in the future, as we continue to perform charitable work as an extension of love and service to the Lord.

 

Our Mission and Our Vision

Through five program areas, the Foundation funds organizations and projects that provide services to under-served and disenfranchised populations with defined needs, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for the people living, working or attending school in the funded communities.

The Beaumont Foundation is committed to a broad continuum of giving across the United States. We continue to seek grantmaking opportunities that enrich the lives and enhance the futures of the less fortunate children and youth, families and the elderly. Through the support we provide, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, advances human welfare, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, and contributes to the well-being of the less-fortunate in our society. The Foundation believes its grantmaking is most effective when focused on relatively few areas of work, combined with sufficient resources to make a measurable difference. Through five program areas – Children and Youth Programs, Education, Health Care, Social Services and Foundation Initiated Grants – the Foundation funds organizations and projects that provide services to underserved and disenfranchised populations with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life.

THE BEAUMONT FOUNDATION GRANTS ONLY TO PRESELECTED ORGANIZATIONS; UNSOLICITED GRANT PROPOSALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.