Coastal Bend Community Foundation



The Coastal Bend Community Foundation is a non-profit corporation founded in 1981 to enhance the quality of life in the Coastal Bend of Texas. The Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations, establishes funds to serve donors, and advances philanthropy in the area.
The Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of Cecil E. Burney, started the Foundation in 1981 with a $150,000 donation from the Paul and Mary Haas Foundation to support the newly formed Foundation.

Recent News from Coastal Bend Community Foundation


Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo to Announce New Community Initiative Powered by Reliant
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The Mayor's Community Gardens Restoration Program fund will be administered locally by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. “On behalf of...more

Coastal Bend Community Foundation Awards Winter Storm Grants to Local Charities
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation awarded $150,000 in grants through the Winter Storm Crisis Fund to help agencies with physical damages and those assisting low-income populations who suffered...more

Children's Coalition receives $7500 grant
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) recently awarded a $7,500 grant to the Children's Coalition of Aransas County...more

Moment of Hope: Non-profit organizations hand out free COVID-19 supplies to the community

The supplies were purchased through the mayor's disaster relief fund and were distributed through the Coastal Bend community foundation. For...more

Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund and Coastal Bend Community Foundation to provide free COVID-19 ...
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The free kits will include a face mask, two bottles of hand sanitizer, and wipes. Credit: Coastal Bend Community...more

Del Mar College Foundation raising money through ongoing virtual event for Student Emergency ...
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

“Thanks to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, our corporate partners, and many generous individuals, the Foundation quickly created and...more

Scholarship fund is a legacy of community advocate Linda Benavides
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

We have partnered with the Coastal Bend Community Foundation to establish a memorial scholarship to serve as a tribute to mom's efforts in...more

$2 community day at the Texas State Aquarium
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coastal Bend Community Foundation will host a Community Day at the Texas State Aquarium from 10 a.m. - 5...more

Nothing fishy about Aquarium's $2 Community Day
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation will host a Community Day at the Texas State Aquarium from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday,...more

Hungry college students get much needed help
Foundation: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

Izzy's Food Pantry plans to begin offering personal hygiene and toiletry items as well, thanks to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. You...more



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