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

WKU announces philanthropy success in first half of fiscal year
Foundation: Brown Foundation

As we work to further elevate WKU, we continue to produce key achievements in philanthropy and alumni giving.We just reported our...more

How to Pay for Texas A&M University: Financial Aid and Student Loan Options
Foundation: Brown Foundation

Craig and Galen Brown Foundation Scholarship: For high academic achievers, this scholarship offers a chance to have costs covered at Texas...more

Historic Crown Point Courthouse serves as location for film about same-sex couple marrying in ...
Foundation: Brown Foundation

... grants to produce her film, including the Albert P. Weisman Award, Carole Fielding Student Grant and The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation...more

Novel Cellular Approach Forms Functional Chondrocytes
Foundation: Brown Foundation

A team from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern ... Dr. Evseenko told OTW, “In the grant we proposed a unique approach...more

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

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Impact Investing Efforts Unite USAID, Pope Francis

Impact Investing Efforts Unite USAID, Pope Francis

Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. government’s efforts to end extreme poverty. He chose to participate in the impact investing conference at the Vatican and met with Pope Francis directly to address world poverty, the future of impact investing, and promotion of resilient, vibrant democratic societies worldwide.

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