Hancock Whitney Announces $1 Million-Plus in Grants from Local Foundations to Area Nonprofits

BEAUMONT, Texas (November 1, 2022)—Hancock Whitney recently honored 66 Southeast Texas nonprofit organizations and presented grants totaling approximately $1.1 million on behalf of six prominent Beaumont area foundations at the annual “Harvest of Giving” awards ceremony.

Presented on behalf of the Helen G. Bell Charitable Trust, H.E. & Kate Dishman Charitable Foundation Trust, Eva Dujay Foundation–Mary Harold Medical Trust, H.H. & Edna Houseman Charitable Trust, Roy & M. Permenter Charitable Foundation, and B.A. & Elinor Steinhagen Benevolent Trust, the grants support organizations committed to enhancing arts, community services, education, health, and social welfare.

Each year Southeast Texas nonprofits are invited to participate in a unified grant application process for funds available from six private foundations. Hancock Whitney Trust and Asset Management serves as trustee of these foundations.

“Over the past 40 years nearly 1,800 grants totaling over $36 million have been awarded to deserving nonprofits,” said Hancock Whitney Beaumont Market President Bill Darling. “Harvest of Giving spotlights the organizations making a daily impact on local people and communities while recognizing the charitable endeavors of the private foundations that make the nonprofits’ work possible. Hancock Whitney is honored to be part of this effort to create more opportunities and stronger quality of life for Southeast Texas.”

Grant recipients by category include: 


  • Art Museum of Southeast
  • Texas Art Studio
  • Beaumont Children’s Museum
  • Beaumont Community Players
  • Beaumont Heritage Society
  • Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society
  • Downtown Beaumont Cultural Arts District
  • Edison Museum
  • KVLU
  • Southeast Texas Arts Council
  • Texas Energy Museum 

Community Services

  • American National Red Cross
  • Beaumont Council of Garden Clubs
  • Big Thicket Association
  • Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
  • The Giving Field
  • Kountze Volunteer Fire Department
  • MADD
  • Mauriceville Heritage Association
  • Neches River Festival
  • SETX Nonprofit Development Center
  • Texas Conservation Alliance
  • Vidor Rotary Club 


  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • SETX Little Cypress Christian Academy
  • Phalen Leadership Academies


  • Baptist Hospitals of SETX Foundation
  • CHRISTUS Health Foundation of SETX
  • Hope Center
  • Hospice Care Team/Heart of Texas Hospice
  • Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program
  • Land Manor
  • Legacy Community Health
  • Rape & Suicide Crisis Center of SETX
  • RISE Center for Independent Living
  • Samaritan Counseling Center of SETX
  • Shorkey Education & Rehabilitation Center
  • Special Olympics Texas
  • Stable - Spirit
  • University of Texas Health Science Center 

Social Welfare

  • Boys’ Haven of America
  • Buckner Children and Family Services
  • CASA of SETX
  • CASA of the Sabine Neches Region
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas
  • IEA
  • Nutrition & Services for Seniors
  • Orange Christian Services
  • Salvation Army - Orange/Beaumont
  • Some Other Place
  • SETX Family Resource Center
  • SETX Food Bank
  • United Christian Care Center of Vidor
  • United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County


About Hancock Whitney

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, and Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee. More information is available at www.hancockwhitney.com.

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