Coastal Bend Community Foundation

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Our History

Thirty five years ago, the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, together with community leaders Cecil Burney, Pat Eisenhauer and Dick Sells launched a public foundation to promote and encourage philanthropy in the Coastal Bend…

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COVID-19 Update

Please note that the CBCF office will be closed until further notice.  Karen Selim, Tracy Ramirez, Nicole Ross, Alyssa Monette, Lari Young, and Deseree Porche are equipped to work remotely and will be conducting business as usual.  The best way to reach them is by email, but phone calls are also being forwarded and answered.

Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund

In 2017, Joe McComb established the Mayor’s Hurricane Harvey Fund in order to accept donations and disburse funds for the relief following Hurricane Harvey. This fund has recently been renamed Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund. focused on assistance to area nonprofits working to meet the demands for critical services during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

The guiding principle of the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund is to assess need in terms of demands for services and the cash on hand of nonprofits focused on food and housing along with the potential to receive state or federal monies, and the overall financial condition of the entity. Should headway be made in these areas through the funding donated, then it is hoped to have sufficient donations to allow the fund to expand into supporting childcare and medical services.

While there are many worthwhile nonprofits providing great services, the fund will support those areas needing the most assistance as long as funding resources are available. You may donate directly to this relief effort by clicking Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund.


COVID-19 Resources

As a community foundation, we are here to support our local community. We recognize the challenges COVID-19 is putting on nonprofits and hope these resources will help you through the relief efforts.

7 Ways CARES Act Financially Supports Nonprofits

Applying for CARE Act Small Business Loans – info provided by Council on Foundations

Comprehensive Coronavirus Legislation Guide for the Charitable Sector – info provided by Council on Foundations

Economic Relief Provisions – info provided by Gowland, Strealy, Morales & Co., PLLC

Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors’ COVID-19 Resources Page

PPP Forgiveness Application

Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis – retrieved from

Welcome to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF)

We are a tax-exempt, non-profit foundation serving the seven-county region of the Texas Coastal Bend (Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio). We formed to help donors “pool” their charitable contributions and leverage that giving to benefit worthy causes in the community.


Here you will find information about us and the causes and people we support. You will also find information on applying for grants and scholarships, the benefits of partnering with CBCF and how to become a donor.

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2020 Annual Grants Awarded

On September 2, 2020 Coastal Bend Community Foundation Board of Directors approved the awarding of $550,000 to 82 nonprofits through our 2020 annual grants process. The grants support general operations of nonprofits in the Foundation’s seven-county service area of...

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Current Coastal Bend Community Foundation Fund Holders

As part of our continuing efforts to provide the best resources to our fund holders, the Foundation is implementing “DonorCentral” – an online portal to facilitate fund access for donors/fund holders. This online portal will provide more immediate access to fund data. It will allow you to view fund balances, obtain fund statements, make grant recommendations (if applicable), and review fund history.

We are pleased to be able to provide this tool. Thank you for your continued support of Coastal Bend Community Foundation and our community.

To access your portal, please click the DonorCentral button.



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