When it comes to philanthropy, how do our colleagues approach their donations? How do the organizations represented in Williamson County, TX fit into the larger funding landscape of Central Texas? What opportunities are there for collaboration with other funders? Do they incorporate trust-based philanthropic principles in their funding? If so, how?As the public affairs manager for H-E-B in Central Texas, Felicia is responsible for media relations, social impact strategy, obtaining sponsorships, and charitable nonprofit initiatives on behalf of H-E-B. The Hood Foundation was established when David Hood bequeathed his wealth to the Round Rock Metropolitan Area Community Foundation to support veterans and animals in Williamson County in perpetuity. Through public engagement, the WCCF has created and managed a plan that works for the people of Williamson County. Curative is committed to bringing together local businesses and nonprofits to build a strong and resilient community that serves as a foundation for healthy living for its residents. The Future Fund's mission is to invest in quality programs, organizations, and causes that benefit children and education in Round Rock.
The Hood Endowment Fund from the Round Rock Metropolitan Area Community Foundation is providing a generous grant to support nonprofit organizations in Williamson County whose missions are at the service of military veterans and animal welfare. In addition, the Foundation serves as a resource for the nonprofit community by offering free counseling and opportunities for nonprofits to educate the public about their programs and services. It also provides opportunities for those organizations to obtain funding through grants. Through these meetings, the Foundation can learn more about these nonprofit organizations and share quality nonprofits with philanthropists, donor circles, and other Foundation programs where funding is available. The Foundation will continue to collaborate with philanthropists, businesses, nonprofits, and local community leaders to make the Metropolitan Community of Round Rock and Williamson County a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. The WCCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed by the Williamson County Commissioners Court and overseen by an appointed board of directors.
Foundation staff allow nonprofit organizations to book appointments for free consulting services to expand their knowledge in fundraising, development, presentation, state and federal grant management, data collection, grant reporting, donor accountability and administration. The collaboration between charitable foundations in Williamson County is essential for creating a better future for its residents. By working together with local businesses and nonprofits, these foundations are able to provide quality programs that benefit children and education in Round Rock. Furthermore, they are able to provide grants to support nonprofit organizations whose missions are at the service of military veterans and animal welfare. Through trust-based philanthropic principles such as free counseling services and public engagement initiatives, these foundations are able to create a strong and resilient community that serves as a foundation for healthy living.