2017 Grant Recipients

Fort Bend Cares gathered grantees, volunteers and key donors for its annual grant reception at Safari Texas Ranch to give out the awards. Everyone was on hand to also celebrate Fort Bend Cares’ dedication to the community, granting over $1.7 million since inception in 2005.

  • A Children’s House for the Soul
  • Access Health
  • Attack Poverty
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Casa de Esperanza De Los Ninos
  • Catholic Charities-Mamie George Community Center
  • Child Advocates of Fort Bend
  • Clothed by Faith
  • Depelchin Children’s Center
  • East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry
  • Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center
  • Fort Bend County Museum
  • Fort Bend Family Promise
  • Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity
  • Fort Bend Rainbow Room
  • Fort Bend Women’s Center
  • Hoof Prints and Heart Beats
  • Hope for Three
  • Memorial Hermann Foundation
  • Parks Youth Ranch
  • Reigning Strength
  • Richmond-Rosenberg Helping Hands
  • Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts
  • Second Mile Mission
  • SIRE
  • Spaulding for Children
  • Texana
  • Undies for Everyone
  • YMCA – T.W. Davis

Non-Profit Highlight: Boys & Girls Clubs

Known as the “Positive Place for Kids,” Boys & Girls Clubs aim to inspire and enable all youth, especially those most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. In Fort Bend County, 3000 youth ages six to 17 years old have three clubs they can attend each day throughout the school year and summer.

The three clubs – Fort Bend, Richmond-Rosenberg and Stafford – open their doors to children and youth in need of a safe place and deliver high quality programming that builds character; enhances academic performance; improves physical health and fitness; expands life skills; develops leadership potential; promotes civic engagement; and equips youth for pursuing rigorous postsecondary educational opportunities and productive careers. The Clubs give many of the county’s youth the opportunity to have mentors and tutors, intentional daily programs and a structured environment where they can laugh, smile and play while their parents/guardians are working.

Support from Fort Bend Cares and other partners has enabled the Fort Bend Club to educate hundreds of young people on how to be better decision makers and more responsible citizens through the SMART (Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves program. SMART Moves is a nationally-acclaimed prevention program that teaches young people how to make informed decisions by involving them in discussion and role-playing classes, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence.

The Fort Bend County Clubs are proud to serve the diverse and unique needs of the community here. Each of the clubs is tailored to the individual community and includes daily warm meals. The Clubs provide an outcome driven experience that believes whole-heartedly in the motto of “Great Futures Start Here.”

To find out more about the Clubs, contact Fort Bend County Director Nick Cantu at ncantu@bgcgh.org or 281-202-9673.