The Brown Foundation, Inc. (TX)

The Brown Foundation, Inc. was established in July 1951 by Herman and Margarett Root Brown and George R. and Alice Pratt Brown.

The mission of the Brown Foundation is to distribute funds for public charitable purposes, principally for support, encouragement and assistance to education, the arts and community service.

The foundation focuses on the field of public education at the primary and secondary levels. It also focuses on supporting non-traditional and innovative approaches which are designed to improve public education primarily within the State of Texas.

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$1,119,438,025 - 2011-06-30
$1,388,462,472 - 2007-06-30


$41,402,399 - 2011-06-30

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Recent News from Brown Foundation

Bayou City's philanthropic legacy
Foundation: Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment

"Hello, Trees! A Walking Serenade," by the Montreal design studio Daily tous les jours, debuts at Discovery Green's Brown Foundation...more

Otis & Rosie Brown Foundation gives back
Foundation: Brown Foundation

Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation recognizes extraordinary people. Craft Hope received a grant. Its executive director, Jade Laswell, started as...more

Retired econ professor's website continues to help students succeed
Foundation: Brown Foundation

The Thomas R. Brown Foundation gives millions of dollars to the UA community ... According to the foundation, grants are given to projects that...more

A Low-Profile Funder Gives New Attention to Race and Community Violence
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Brown Foundation, Joyce Foundation

While Kenan is a less familiar name in philanthropy, keeping a low profile, it's another funder with a keen interest in addressing community...more

With a little help from my friends - Community center group shows off improvements
Foundation: Brown Foundation

The work was made possible by private donations and support from the Stillwater Community Foundation and the Alene Brown Foundation, Friends...more

Two major local donors to pay $2M toward U of L Foundation audit
Foundation: Brown Foundation

The letter stated the Brown Foundation had given over $72 million in grants to U of L and its affiliates since 1955. The C. E. and S. Foundation...more

Large foundations that called for UofL's forensic investigation say they'll cover $2 million of its costs
Foundation: Brown Foundation

2, the James Graham Brown Foundation sent a letter to Hughes stating that while the nonprofit had given UofL entities over $72 million in grants...more

$2.2 million pricetag on audit investigating U of L misspending is worth it, school says
Foundation: Brown Foundation

... at the U of L Foundation, the leaders at James Graham Brown Foundation and C.E. and S. foundations announced they'd halt new grants to the U...more

James Graham Brown Foundation President Rummel becomes CEO, too
Foundation: Brown Foundation

She started working at the foundation in 1989 as a grants coordinator, but moved up through the ranks. “It was supposed to be a temporary thing,”...more

UK awarded $11.2 million NIH grant to study links between cancer and obesity
Foundation: Brown Foundation

... an $11.2 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the metabolism of...more

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