Check Presentations

TSAHC organizes check presentations with our nonprofit partners to highlight the good work our partners are able to accomplish with their Texas Foundations Fund grants. We invite public officials, members of our Board of Directors and Advisory Council, and local media to participate in the check presentations to help raise awareness for our partners’ programs within their communities.


  • Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County

    On January 7th TSAHC presented Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County with a $15,000 grant to provide critical repairs to up to two homes in rural areas of Collin County as part of their Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Accepting the check for Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County was Executive Director, Dick Taylor. The grant award was presented by Plano Mayor Pro Tem Lissa Smith, Bill Albers, TSAHC Advisory Council Member and David Long, TSAHC President.

    Pictured left to right: TSAHC President David Long, Plano Mayor Pro Tem Lissa Smith, Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County Executive Director Dick Taylor, and TSAHC Advisory Council Member Bill Albers.

    Click here for a copy of the press release.

  • Tarrant County Samaritan Housing

    On January 7th TSAHC presented Tarrant County Samaritan Housing (Samaritan House) with a $40,000 grant to provide supportive services to 300 very low-income residents of its supportive housing programs in Fort Worth. Accepting the check for Samaritan House was President and Chief Executive Officer, Norbert White.  The grant award was presented by Fort Worth Council Member Ann Zadeh and TSAHC President David Long.

    Pictured left to right: TSAHC President David Long, Fort Worth Council Member Ann Zadeh, Samaritan House Grant Writer Kristi Abernathy, and Samaritan House President and CEO Norbert White.

    Click here for a copy of the press release.

  • My Father’s House Lubbock

    On January 19th TSAHC presented My Father’s House Lubbock with a $15,000 grant to provide supportive services to 20 very low-income households through its transitional housing program. The grant award was presented by Texas State Senator Charles Perry; David Long, TSAHC President; Bruce Fielder, TSAHC Advisory Council Member; and executives from Texas Foundations Fund supporter City Bank Texas.

    Pictured above: State Senator Charles Perry (right), TSAHC President David Long (fourth from right), TSAHC Advisory Council Member Bruce Fielder (third from left) and City Bank Texas executives (left and second from left) present the $15,000 grant to My Father’s House Lubbock staff Denese Thetford (third from right) and Sharion Stephens (second from right).

    Below are links to local news stories covering the event:


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  • Motivation, Education and Training, Inc.

    On January 20th TSAHC presented a $50,000 grant to Motivation, Education and Training, Inc. to provide critical home repairs for 10 very low-income farm workers in rural communities of South Texas. The grant was presented by State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., TSAHC President David Long, TSAHC Advisory Council Member Julian Alvarez and Anabel Cardona, Board Chairman Elect of Texas Foundations Fund supporter Rio Grande Valley Partnership.

    Pictured above: State Senator Eddio Lucio, Jr. (right), TSAHC President David Long (sixth from left), TSAHC Advisory Council Member Julian Alvarez (seventh from left), and Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chairman Elect Anabel Cardona (second from right) present the $50,000 grant to Motivation, Education and Training, Inc. staff member Bea Farias (right).  They are joined by one of the families assisted with MET’s Texas Foundations Fund grant. They are joined by the Hernandez family, who receive home repairs with assistance from the Texas Foundations Fund.

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  • Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living

    On January 20th TSAHC presented Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living with a $35,500 grant to perform accessibility modifications for seven homeowners with disabilities. Accepting the grant on behalf of CBCIL was Linda Fallwell-Stover, CBCIL Executive Director.  The grant was presented by  State Representative Todd Hunter,  representatives from the offices of State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and State Representative Abel Herrero, TSAHC Board Chair Bob Jones and TSAHC President David Long.

    Pictured above: State Representative Todd Hunter (right); Matilda Saenz, District Director for State Representative Abel Herrero (second from left); Sylvia Ramirez, District Director for State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (third from left) ; Gaye White, District Director for State Representative Todd Hunter (fourth from left); TSAHC President David Long (left), and TSAHC Board Chairman Bob Jones (fifth from left) present the $35,500 grant to CBCIL Executive Director Linda Falwell-Stover (fourth from right), staff member Judy Telge (third from right) and CBCIL Board Member Marshall Burns (second from right).

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  • Avenue Community Development Corporation

    On January 29th TSAHC presented Avenue Community Development Corporation with a $20,000 grant to perform critical home repairs for very low-income homeowners in north Houston as part of its Rebuilding Northside Together program. Accepting the grant on behalf of Avenue CDC was Mary Lawler, Avenue CDC Executive Director.  The grant was presented by  State Senator Sylvia Garcia and TSAHC President David Long. 

    Pictured left to right: State Senator Sylvia Garcia, Avenue CDC Executive Director Mary Lawler and TSAHC President David Long.

    Click here for a copy of the press release. 

  • Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity

    On February 3rd TSAHC presented Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity with a $15,000 grant to perform critical home repairs for very low-income homeowners in Lavaca, Jackson, Dewitt and Goliad Counties. Accepting the grant on behalf of Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity was Executive Director Cynthia Staley.  The grant was presented by  State Senator Lois Kolkhorst and TSAHC President David Long.

    Pictured left to right:   TSAHC President David Long, State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Cynthia Staley and Board Member Laura Kaspar.

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