Notice: The Foundation offices remain closed due to a building fire on February 4. Staff are working off-site until repairs are completed to conduct Foundation business with minimal adverse impact. We can be reached via our normal phone or e-mail (no fax currently available) regarding donations to the Foundation, scholarship questions, fund balances, grant distributions or other needs or concerns. We appreciate the expressions of concern and your understanding during this period of displacement. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any needs or concerns as we maintain a “Business as usual” approach to these unusual circumstances.


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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Dr. Jennifer Lehman, Assistant Professor of Philanthropy and Program Director of the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® program with The American College of Financial Services, presented an informative seminar on January 25, 2023 at The Bay Jewel Event Center. She...

Fall 2023 Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN!

The Online CBCF Scholarship application is now open for submission December 15, 2022 through March 1, 2023. Students are encouraged to apply by visiting the Foundation’s website and selecting “CBCF Scholarship Application” from the “Scholarship” drop down menu....