Since the Beaumont Foundation opened its doors in 2001, its mission has been devoted to aiding the poor. To date, we have provided over $166 million to help those who face economic challenges in life. Franklin D. Roosevelt reminded us that “the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
In 2019, the Foundation’s annual report focused on Texas’ senior population and their struggles with hunger. According to a Meals on Wheels America study, 17% of Texas seniors do not have regular and reliable access to nutritious food. Statistics alone do not provide insight into how the challenges facing the elderly have changed over time. The rise in the cost of living, including health care expenses, has affected their food budget. This has forced thousands of Texans to turn to food assistance programs for help. The Beaumont Foundation provides food to the poor through food banks, Meals on Wheels, soup kitchens and Catholic charities. Since the inception of this foundation, over $17 million has been given to feed the poor, the elderly and the needy.
Additionally, the Foundation continues to provide grants for underserved in need of medical care, children in foster care, families of service members killed in combat and for gifted teachers. College scholarship grants are awarded at multiple schools to provide tuition, books and fees to deserving individuals. In partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Center, our grant supported hundreds of Native Americans in need of medical care in the western United States. Our foster care grants provide generous stipends for children to shop for new clothing. The Excellence in Education program recognizes and awards exemplary teachers.
These grants continue to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve. I am proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to continuing to serve those who benefit from our charitable work...remembering the words of Jesus, “if you love me, feed my sheep!”
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.