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

BEAUMONT, Texas (November 2, 2021)—Hancock Whitney recently honored 49 Southeast Texas non-profit 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.

SE TX Nonprofit Dev Ctr-Harvest of Giving (2021)The Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center was one of many local organizations receiving grants at this year’s 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.

“In the past 40 years, more than 1,700 grants 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

• Art Museum of Southeast Texas
• Beaumont Children’s Museum
• Beaumont Civic Ballet
• Beaumont Community Players
• Downtown Beaumont Cultural Arts District KVLU
• Southeast Texas Arts Council
• Symphony of Southeast Texas
• Texas Energy Museum Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Community Services
• American National Red Cross
• Beaumont Farmers Market
• Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas
• Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
• Jefferson County Bar Association Foundation Magnolia Cemetery
• Mauriceville Heritage Association
• Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center Vidor Rotary Club
• Vidor Rotary Club

• Green Dot Public Schools Southeast Texas Lamar University Foundation
• Lamar University Foundation
• St. Anthony Cathedral School
• St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School

• Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation
• CHRISTUS Health Foundation of Southeast Texas
• Hospice Care Team, Inc. dba Heart of Texas Hospice
• Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program
• Mental Health America of Southeast Texas
• Nutrition & Services for Seniors
• Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of SETX
• RISE Center for Independent Living
• Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas
• Shorkey Education and Rehabilitation Center
• Special Olympics Texas
• Stable-Spirit
• Surviving Parents of Southeast Texas
• University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Vidor Independent School District
• Vidor Independent School District

Social Welfare
• Boys’ Haven of America
• Buckner Children and Family Services – Beaumont
• CASA of the Sabine Neches Region
• Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas
• Orange Christian Services
• Salvation Army
• Sleep in Heavenly Peace
• Some Other Place
• Southeast Texas Family Resource Center
• United Christian Care Center of Vidor
• United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County
• Wells of Agape


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