2015 Selected Partners

TSAHC’s Board of Directors awarded a total of $360,500 to 16 nonprofit partners through the 2015 funding cycle. 

Below is the full list of 2015 grantees. Click on the + sign next to each grantee's name to learn more about the services they will provide with their 2015 Texas Foundations Fund award.


  • Austin Habitat for Humanity

    A $40,000 award will help Austin Habitat for Humanity assist four very low-income households as part of its Home Repair Program. All repairs will be provided to households with a least one member with a disability, and all repairs will directly improve each household’s safety, accessibility and energy efficiency. Austin Habitat will also leverage supply donations and volunteer labor to further increase the impact of their Texas Foundations Fund award.

  • Avenue Community Development Corporation

    Avenue Community Development Corporation will use its $20,000 Texas Foundations Fund grant to assist four very low-income homeowners in Houston as part of it Rebuilding Northside Together program. Repairs will include critical system repairs (e.g., plumbing, electrical, roofing, structural), the addition or improvement of accessibility features (e.g., ramps, handrails), and/or exterior repairs (e.g., windows, doors, caulking, weatherization). Avenue CDC will also leverage additional grants and donations to maximize the impact of their award.

  • Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc.

    Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc. will utilize a $15,000 award to provide supportive services to residents of the Lufkin Family Place. The Lufkin Family Place is a transitional housing program for 40 single-parent families (the majority of which are headed by women) that helps these families achieve self-sufficiency by focusing on higher education. The award from the Texas Foundations Fund will help fund salary expenses for the Clinical Program Manager, who provides on-site mental health counseling services free-of-charge to all 40 residents and their children (as needed).

  • Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living

    A $35,500 grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will enable Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living to assist approximately seven very low-income homeowners with wheelchair ramps and other accessibility modifications. These modifications will increase the homeowners’ independence and improve their quality of life. Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living has also established a number of community partnerships, which will provide volunteers and additional support to help them complete the repairs.

  • El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development

    El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development (EPC) will utilize a $15,000 award to install septic tanks for three very low-income homeowners. By focusing the grant specifically on septic tanks, EPC will help mitigate the health and environmental issues caused by inadequate waste water facilities and improve the overall well-being of the assisted families.

  • Foundation Communities

    Foundations Communities will use its $15,000 award to provide case management and other onsite supportive services for 717 residents of its multifamily apartment complexes in Austin. Funding from the Texas Foundations Fund will be used specifically for staff salaries for those providing case management and other services. Foundation Communities will leverage additional support from private donors as well as partnerships with primary and mental health providers to ensure residents receive the services they to remain healthy and stable.

  • Galilee Community Development Corporation

    With a $15,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund, Galilee Community Development Corporation will be able to provide roof repairs and replacements for three very low-income homeowners in San Angelo. Galilee CDC is partnering with a local Better Business Bureau certified roofing company, who has agreed to discount their supplies and labor, to ensure the repairs are completed by experts certified specifically in roofing repairs.

  • Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity

    A $15,000 award will enable Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity to assist approximately four households in Lavaca, Jackson, Dewitt and Goliad Counties through its Critical Repair Program. The program will focus specifically on providing wheelchair ramps and bathroom modifications for disabled homeowners to allow them to remain in their homes. Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity will also leverage their award with volunteer labor and income from their ReStore.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

    A $15,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund will enable Habitat for Humanity of Smith County to assist approximately six households as part of its Tyler ReHabitat program. The program provides critical home repairs and accessibility modifications to very low-income homeowners, the majority of which are elderly or disabled. Habitat for Humanity of Smith County will leverage their award with additional funding from the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program and HOME funds from the City of Tyler.

  • Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County

    Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County will use their $15,000 award to provide critical repairs to up to two homes as part of their Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Repairs will include HVAC, plumbing, septic, electrical, roofing, window, exterior door, and porches/entryway repairs and replacements, as well as accessibility enhancements, as needed. Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County has also secured $50,000 in additional grants and donations to supplement their Texas Foundations Fund award.

  • Motivation, Education and Training, Inc.

    MET will utilize a $50,000 award to perform critical repairs on seven farmworker owner occupied homes in rural areas of Webb, Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron Counties and three farmworker owner-occupied homes in rural areas of Maverick, Zavala, and Dimmit Counties. MET will focus funds on homes that are severely substandard and require significant resources to repair. The Texas Foundations Fund grant will be coupled with $60,000 from MET’s Housing Assistance Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Jobs Program. Utilizing both funding sources, it is anticipated that approximately $11,000 will be allocated per household.

  • My Father's House Lubbock

    With a $15,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund, My Father’s House Lubbock will provide supportive services to 20 very low-income households through its transitional housing program. This program focuses on helping single-parent households headed by women obtain higher education to achieve greater self-sufficiency for themselves and their children. The award from the Texas Foundations Fund will help My Father’s House Lubbock fund a portion ofhe salary expenses for the Resident Services Coordinator, who provides case management and other supportive housing services to all 20 households.

  • New Hope Housing

    New Hope Housing, Inc. will utilize a $20,000 award to sustain and expand the on-site Resident Services Program currently administered at its single room occupancy (SRO) communities in Houston. This program expansion will enable New Hope to serve approximately 320 very low income residents with mental and/or physical disabilities. New Hope will also collaborate with a variety of area social service agencies and health care providers to ensure residents receive the services they need to maintain their housing stability.

  • Panhandle Community Services

    A $20,000 award from the Texas Foundations will enable Panhandle Community Services to provide roof repairs for approximately four very low-income homeowners in the Texas Panhandle. Panhandle Community Services will utilize its Texas Foundations Fund award specifically to purchase roofing materials, while local area contractors will provide in-kind labor to complete the repairs.

  • Saint Louise House

    With a $15,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund, Saint Louise House will provide case management and other supportive services for 34 very low-income families. The majority of these families are headed by single women with limited education and a history of domestic violence. Saint Louise House will utilize their Texas Foundations Fund award specifically to pay for case management staff salaries and will leverage their award with additional private support, in-kind donations and volunteers.

  • Tarrant County Samaritan Housing

    Tarrant County Samaritan Housing (Samaritan House) will utilize a $40,000 award from the Texas Foundations Fund will to provide supportive services to 300 very low-income residents of its supportive housing programs. All of the households to be served have a medical disability which impacts their ability to live independent of Samaritan House’s affordable permanent housing and wrap-around services. Samaritan House also will leverage their award with federal, state and local funding and partnerships with local health services providers.