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

Outstanding high school seniors in Kalamazoo County to be recognized
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Brown Foundation

The Excellence in Education program is supported by a permanent endowment at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Funding for the endowment was raised through the leadership of the Monroe-Brown...more

K-12 National Forum 2018 Plenary Session Recaps
Foundation: Brown Foundation

Hyde discussed how he became involved with K-12 philanthropy upon realizing the abysmal lack of proficiency among students in Tennessee, calling access to a quality education, “a fundamental civil...more

Why the James Graham Brown Foundation gave $500000 to a local media outlet
Foundation: Brown Foundation

Insider Louisville announced in November that it would become a nonprofit, saying the change was part of a "nascent movement" of news organizations across the country becoming supported by...more

Local foundation names new executive director
Foundation: Brown Foundation

The Brown Foundation Inc., a Houston philanthropic trust that participates in a variety of local civic projects, has named a new leader. Ann Ziker will be the foundation's executive director...more

High 5 4 Kids: Watson Brown Foundation
Foundation: Brown Foundation

Thanks to these high schoolers on the Watson Brown Foundation Junior Board, this landmark received a new roof. "I've loved funding all the things, because it's real stuff," said Holland...more

Shopko Foundation supports area projects
Foundation: Ripley County Community Foundation, Brown Foundation

Area community grant recipients were Batesville Area Resource Center, community event; Batesville Mayor's Youth Council, Backpack Brigade; Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Destination Unknown Gala;...more

Fund for Louisville awards grants to 28 non-profits
Foundation: Brown Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville

The Community Foundation of Louisville is recognizing the important work of local non-profit groups. A ceremony was held Monday afternoon at the Americana Community Center. Advertisement. The...more

Fund for Louisville awards more than $460000 to 28 local organizations
Foundation: Brown Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2018) – The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL), in partnership with the Lift a Life Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation and CFL donors, including William...more

Junior board accpeting grant applications
Foundation: Brown Foundation

Grants range from $500 to $10,000. The Junior Board was formed in 2000 and is comprised of students from area schools. It was honored in 2011 with the Augusta Arts Council Patron's Award. To date,...more

PCYS receives Federal Department of Health and Human Services grant
Foundation: Sarkeys Foundation, Brown Foundation

Payne County Youth Services recently received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Youth Services Division, for $1 million, to run over a five-year period. PCYS has operated a...more

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