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Fort Bend’s Impactful Women in Non-Profits

In recognition of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society, Congress passed a resolution in 1987 designating March as Women’s History Month. Since then, every March, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month, highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of women in various fields such as science, politics, literature, art, and activism. Fort Bend County … Read more
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Inspiring the Next Generation of Changemakers

The Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is a collaboration between The George Foundation and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce that has significantly impacted Fort Bend County for the past 25 years. In a four-month immersive experience, 150 high school students contribute over 3,500 service hours annually to local nonprofits. YIP aims to cultivate a … Read more
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Green Thumbs Cultivate Community 

Fresh vegetables are proven to have a myriad of health and nutritional benefits. However, for many Fort Bend families, fresh produce is not an option due to limited financial resources.   Michael and Lorraine Streeb recognized this dilemma and decided to do something about it.   The couple’s passion for gardening and community service led … Read more
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George Foundation Land Donation to Enhance Brazos River Park

Posted on: September 20, 2023, Original Post Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved a donation of more than 125 acres of land from the George Foundation to expand Brazos River Park. The undeveloped land is valued at $310,000 and is located between the Brazos River, the Brazos Landing subdivision, University Boulevard … Read more
Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels receives grant from The George Foundation

Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels receives grant from The George Foundation

Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels recently received a $100,000 grant from The George Foundation, which the organization will use to combat food insecurity and social isolation among seniors and aid in expanding the program’s reach to even more vulnerable seniors in Fort Bend County. The George Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting the well-being … Read more
Shannan Stavinoha

The George Foundation Announces Shannan Stavinoha as Chief Grants Officer

The George Foundation is pleased to announce Shannan Stavinoha as Chief Grants Officer. In her role, Shannan will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy and programs in pursuit of our mission to positively impact Fort Bend County and its residents. Shannan will work closely with Foundation staff, our Board of Trustees, and local nonprofit organizations to address critical community needs … Read more