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If you are unable to complete your online donation, please call our office at 882.9745 and a member of our staff can assist you.

Welcome to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, donate online site. Your gift is important and will help improve the lives of Coastal Bend residents. We appreciate your generosity and value your trust. Please be sure to enter the donation amount using the format (1000.00).

The foundation works to leverage contributions from all our donors to gain maximum benefits to all residents in our 7-county service area (Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio). Your gift will be directed to the CBCF General Fund, or you may choose a specific fund from the menu below. Thank you.


Select a Fund from the dropdown lists you would like your gift to be designated for:

Please contact Karen W. Selim, President & CEO for media inquiries – phone 361.882.9745, fax 361.882.2865 or email

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Karen Selim, President & CEO

What is the Coastal Bend Community Foundation?

It is a 501(c)(3) public charity that:

  • Connects donors with causes they care about in the seven counties of the Coastal Bend of Texas that we serve – Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio
  • Awards grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve life in our region (Click here to see a list of recent grants)
  • Provides scholarships for college students and grants for school scholarship funds
  • Manages a community endowment that is a permanent source of funding for the present and future needs of the Coastal Bend

Quick Facts

  • Established in 1981 by the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce with a $150,000 donation from the Paul and Mary Haas Foundation
  • The crux of our mission is to “enhance and improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend”
  • Manages almost 300 funds created by donors from all walks of life
  • Has distributed over $93 million in grants to nonprofits and scholarships to individuals since 1981
  • Manages assets of approximately $70 million
  • Grant focus areas are arts, education, environment, families (including youth and the elderly), health, human services and public good
  • Is one of over 700 community foundations in the United States and 35 in Texas bringing together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support worthy causes in a specific geographic area.

Resource For:

  • Charitable giving and philanthropy (including donor-advised funds, endowments, bequests and planned giving)
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community needs
  • Scholarships for college