This Year’s Grant Recipients

  • A Childrens House for the Soul
  • Access Health
  • Attack Poverty
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
  • Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos
  • Catholic Charities
  • Creative Dreams
  • DePelchin
  • East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry
  • Edison Arts Foundation
  • Escape Family Resource Center
  • Fort Bend Family Promise
  • Fort Bend Rainbow Room
  • Hoof Prints & Heartbeats
  • Hope for Three
  • Lunches of Love
  • Memorial Hermann Foundation
  • Parks Youth Ranch
  • Reining Strength
  • Rosenberg-Richmond Helping Hands
  • Sam Houston Area Council
  • Second Mile Mission Center
  • Shared Dreams
  • Spaulding for Children
  • T W Davis YMCA
  • Texana
  • Undies for Everyone
  • Xena Project

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 or 281-202-9673.