“Kids Go to Camp 5!” Special Grant

CBCF 9 News 9 “Kids Go to Camp 5!” Special Grant

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation is pleased to announce $250,000 in grant awards from its 2019 Special Grant Program, “Kids Go to Camp 5!” have been awarded to 13 nonprofits. Approved by the CBCF Board of Directors to support the Foundation’s mission to “improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend, the awards will allow 1,000 economically disadvantaged children in our community to be able to attend a summer camp. The past four “Kids Go to Camp!” have provided over 4,000 Coastal Bend youth the opportunity to attend a summer camp for free. With the “Kids Go to Camp 5!” awards, a total of $1.25 million has been awarded through this special grant program.

Scholarships will be available for the summer camps below:

Art Center of Corpus Christi
Art Museum of South Texas
Coastal Bend College
Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History
Del Mar College
Harbor Playhouse
K Space Contemporary
Rockport Center for the Arts
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Summer Sports & Wellness Program
TAMUCC – VIK (Very Important Kids)
TAMUCC – Young Authors’ Writing
Texas Maritime Museum (Rockport)
Texas State Aquarium


The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation’s Vision is to provide the Coastal Bend with:

  • Efficient gift options to meet donors’ charitable wishes
  • Effective grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students
  • Ethical leadership to promote and enhance area philanthropy

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