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


‘Harvest of Giving’ funds amplify support of arts, community services, education, health, and social welfare

BEAUMONT, Texas (November 20, 2020)—Hancock Whitney recently honored 64 Southeast Texas non-profit organizations and presented grants totaling approximately $1.3 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 the six private foundations. Hancock Whitney Trust and Asset Management serves as trustee of these foundations. 

“In the past 39 years, almost 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 

Grant recipients by category include:

  • Art Museum of Southeast Texas
  • Art Studio, Inc.
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias Foundation
  • Beaumont Children’s Museum
  • KVLU
  • Port Arthur Historical Society
  • Southeast Texas Arts Council
  • Symphony of Southeast Texas
  • Symphony League of Beaumont
  • Texas Energy Museum
  • Young Audiences of Southeast Texas

    Community Services
  • American National Red Cross
  • Beaumont Farmers Market
  • Big Thicket Association
  • Boy Scouts of America, Three Rivers Council
  • Child Abuse & Forensic Service, Inc. 
  • Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas
  • Dragon Lady Outdoor Adventures
  • Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Neches River Festival
  • Nederland Masonic Lodge #1368
  • Orange Lions Club
  • Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department
  • Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center

  • Achievement—Golden Triangle
  • Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School
  • Anthony Cathedral School
  • Catherine of Siena Catholic School
  • Vidor Independent School District


  • Anayat House, Inc.
  • Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation
  • Birthright of Beaumont
  • CHRISTUS Health Foundation of Southeast Texas
  • Family Services
  • Hospice Care Team, Inc. dba Heart of Texas Hospice
  • Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program
  • Legacy Community Health
  • Lifeshare Blood Centers
    Nutrition & Services for Seniors
  • Rape & Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas
  • The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston-Galveston
  • RISE Center for Independent Living
  • Shorkey Education & Rehabilitation Center
  • Special Olympics Texas
  • Surviving Parents of Southeast Texas
  • University of Texas Health Science Center


Hancock Whitney Media Contact

Courtney Hart, Regional Marketing Manager                                  

225.236.0630 or courtney.hart@hancockwhitney.com