Non Profit Stories


The Foundation For Southeast Texas is proud to support local nonprofits.  Below are just a few stories of how our donors have made a diffrence in SETX.

Alzheimer's Association
Use of 2014 Grant

The Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter is the local expert on Alzheimer’s. We provide an array of educational programs for the general public, family caregivers and healthcare professionals.  The Chapter’s 24-hour/7 days-a-week HELPline offers information about Alzheimer’s resources such as physicians, attorneys, financial planners and healthcare agencies. Our registered nurse delivers Care Consultations over the phone to assist families by addressing disease progression, offering coping techniques, managing behavior issues, presenting care options and other issues that are important to help the family develop an immediate and long term action plan. Read More

The Crisis Center

This Project is Sexual Assault/Other Crimes Medical Accompaniment. This funding is being utilized to enable the Crisis Center’s specially trained staff and volunteer advocates to provide the resources such as clothing (outer and under ware) to individuals of sexual assault/rape who present at local medical facilities for Forensic Evidence collection to provide a continuum of care for them and assist them through their crisis. The funds allow the Crisis Center’s specially trained staff and Volunteer Advocates to provide services which will enable victims to have increased access to medical accompaniment services for victims of sexual assault/rape by replacing their clothing, under/outer-ware and foot-ware as it is sometimes taken as evidence during Medical Accompaniment at local medical facilities.  Read More

Thanks to the Foundation For Southeast Texas for Your Support

Thanks to the support of the Foundation for Southeast Texas and our local community literally hundreds of children begin the new school year “just like everyone else”…brand new school clothes and school supplies.  Each year Some Other Place with support from the Foundation for Southeast Texas provides new school clothing and school supplies to children of low/no income families for whom the beginning of the new school year presents a real challenge.  The costs of appropriate clothing and supplies are out of reach for many of the families served by Some Other Place.  The grant received from the Foundation helps to meet this need.  It is the hope of Some Other Place and the Foundation that in this small way we are enhancing the educational experience for these very special children.  Thank you Foundation for Southeast Texas!!!

Stable-Spirit is a 501(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the community with opportunities that inspire positive mental, physical, and emotional health through professionally guided interaction with horses.  Horses have the innate ability to mirror the characteristics and emotions of people around them, thus, horses are effective as a positive interactive learning tool. 

The Foundation of Southeast Texas has been extremely generous to Stable-Spirit by awarding $12,000 since 2010.  These grants have funded Stable-Spirit’s Therapeutic Life Skills Development Program; which has assisted residents, both adults and children, living at or below the poverty level in Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange counties to avail of Stable-Spirit’s services. Read More

United Christian Care Center
of Vidor Texas, Inc.

The mission of the United Christian Care Center of Vidor, Texas, Inc. is to provide assistance with the basic needs of food and clothing for people in need who live in the Vidor area.  The Christian Care Center is located at 293 Wilson Street in Vidor, Texas.  Hours of operation are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.


The Center serves an average of 1,150 individuals from  over 300 families each month.  Almost 40 percent of the individuals served are children under the age of 18.   The Center is funded by donations from local churches, individuals and grants from organizations like the Foundation for Southeast Texas. Read More


Buckner Children & Family Services, Inc.
Southeast Texas

Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc. Southeast Texas - Foster and adoptive parents are committed to making life better for children from hard places, whether it is for a short time or a lifetime through adoption.  These families often face challenging circumstances in meeting the daily needs of the children in their care. Foster parents are at high risk of burn out due to demanding schedules and regulatory requirements.  Furthermore, these special children typically require trained caregivers.  For some, it's due to special emotional and behavioral needs, for others it is simply due to licensing requirements.  Read More  

Kountze Public Library has benefitted from several grant awards from the Foundation for Southeast Texas over the years.


Some of the most recent include:

2014-- $500 was granted for the purchase of e-books and e-audio books in 2014. Digital access for our patrons has become one of our most important and popular services. Friends of Kountze Public Library made it financially possible for us to acquire access through OverDrive (Piney Woods Digital Consortium) in 2012. From May 2012 through December 2014, we saw a 91.9% increase in circulation of digital materials. Read More


Port Arthur International 
Seafarer's Center

Southeast Texas is the home to the 4th largest maritime industry in the United States. The Sabine-Neches Waterway is the nations leading crude oil port, the nation’s leading military outload port, and beginning in 2015, the nation’s leading liquid natural gas export port.


This maritime activity brings more than 46,000 seafarers to our community each year. These mariners come from every state in the union, and from every continent except Antarctica. These men and women make it possible for our refineries to operate, and carry our exports of refined petrochemical products, petroleum coke, and East Texas wood products to markets throughout the world.

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Foundation For Southeast Texas Supports "Experimenting with Wind"

In 2014, the Foundation for Southeast Texas granted the Texas Energy Museum $1,000 towards "Experimenting with Wind," our summer science exhibition. For the past few years, the museum has produced an interactive science exhibition that allows visitors to experiment with a hands-on science principle. This past summer of 2014, the museum created vertical wind tubes. Using only a paper plate and scissors, visitors were encouraged to create a "flying contraption" and test its capacity to float, fly, or hover in the wind tubes. By adding or adapting various flaps and spirals, or by changing the center of gravity, visitors tested their creations and learned about some basic principles of wind speed, loft, and surface area. These same principles apply to creating wind energy through wind blades and windmills. View Photos from the event.

Y Reads Literacy Program

The YMCA of Southeast Texas is currently serving four schools in Port Arthur Independent School District, the Y Reads with You is a reading program designed to enhance elementary school students reading levels.  Eligible students are identified for the reading program by their reading teacher. 


One student avoided reading because of problems related to his speech.  Once he enrolled in the Y Reads with You, he now loves visiting the library, do his homework on the computer. He will now pick up a book to read on his own.  There is no cost to participants, but children must be recommended to participate in the program.  Read More



CLICK HERE to view a list of non profits who received competitive grants in 2017.