Welcome to Foundation for Southeast Texas

A community foundation created to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving in our three county area.


We are a nonprofit, public charity that accepts funds from donors, manages them and distributes them to nonprofits in our local community and beyond.

We are one of more than 700 community foundations in the United States, including the 32 in Texas, that strengthen the community by enabling donors to create charitable funds that address a wide range of interests. As a community foundation we serve the needs of both donors and nonprofits in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties.


We are a public charity that accepts funds, manages them and distributes them to our local community.

Mission Statement

The Foundation for Southeast Texas shall make a positive difference in the quality of life in the area by encouraging philanthropic gifts and by assisting donors in achieving their charitable goals through the professional management and considered and caring distribution of such gifts.