Nonprofits receive $135,000 in grants from foundation

Photo courtesy of Foundation for Southeast Texas

A total of $135,000 was awarded by The Foundation for Southeast Texas to 49 nonprofits across the Golden Triangle Wednesday, May 9. The grants awarded were being given for a variety of different needs and causes ranging from $750 to $7,180. The grant recipients included $5,000 to The Arc of Greater Beaumont for the purpose of their 2018 Arc Summer Day Camp, $5,000 to Nutrition & Services for Seniors for a Combi Oven used by the Meals on Wheels Program and $4,000 to United Board of Missions for their Back to School Program to name a few.

"In its eighteenth year of awarding competitive grants, the Foundation is pleased to make these grants to deserving local charities.  We want to thank these great organizations for the work they are doing in our community," said Mellie Bevilacqua, executive director of the Foundation for Southeast Texas.

The grants given by The Foundation for Southeast Texas impact the nonprofit organizations greatly and provide a way for the organizations to continue their work for the greater good.

“It allows us to provide a summer day camp for our children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” said Teri Hawthorne, executive director of The Arc of Greater Beaumont. “It allows us to provide a summer day camp for our children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This camp is so special to these children and parents because it is a way for them to feel included in their community and also have the camp experience in a safe and secure environment that the Arc provides.”

The grant received by the Arc of Greater Beaumont fully funded the camp and is appreciated by the community for who it supports.

“We love the foundation and we love Mellie and what great work she is doing to promote the foundation and our community,” said Hawthorne.

The Foundation for Southeast Texas is a nonprofit, public charity that aims to encourage philanthropic gifts and assists donors by managing and distributing donations. The Foundation works with donors and nonprofits throughout Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties. It was established in 1996 and has supported the community by giving over $6.5 million in grants.

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