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Our Approach to Funding

We believe that supporting the long-term recovery and rebuilding of Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey requires an integrated process. Our approach involves working simultaneously in three ways:

  • Listening to members of communities directly impacted by the storm to learn their priorities and immediate needs.
  • Engaging with local leaders and organizations with first-hand knowledge of emerging gaps and best approaches to addressing the long-term rebuilding needs in their communities.
  • Supporting community-led priorities that make the maximum benefit of essential public aid and strategically use private resources (such as expertise or funding) to rebuild stronger, more resilient communities

The Rebuild Texas Fund is prioritizing our most vulnerable neighbors in need: children, the elderly, disabled individuals, and low-income families and communities. This page provides more information about the organizations we support in six focus areas – community and economic development; health; housing; education and childcare; transportation and workforce; capital for rebuilding small businesses.

Find out more about our work: Frequently Asked Questions

Aransas County Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $830,000
Project Description
The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) will use this funding to replace desks, classroom computers, laptop carts, and supplies and materials for 60 classrooms across the middle and high school, and two district playgrounds.

Baker Ripley

Focus Area(s): Health, Housing, Education and Child Care, Workforce and Transportation
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $100,000
Project Description
Baker Ripley will help fill a gap in traditional disaster funding by supporting children and families with trauma-informed care, counseling, and establishing stability as children head back to school.

Communities in Schools

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $100,000
Project Description
Rebuild Texas Fund will support Communities in Schools in their work to provide expanded services for students, including mental health services and ongoing case management. 

Community-based Holiday Programs

Focus Area(s): Community and Economic Development
Region(s): Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $300,000
Project Description
The Rebuild Texas Fund will help organizations provide community-based holiday giving programs. Partners for holiday giving include Toys for Tots, Upbring, DePelchin Children’s Center, Port Aransas EMS Toy Round Up, and the Salvation Army of Houston.

Education Service Center 2 on behalf of Aransas Pass ISD

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more. 

Genesys Works

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $30,000
Project Description
Genesys Works will use this funding to support low-income college students to remain in school. Genesys Works was founded in 2002 in Houston, TX, and works to help low-income high school students break through economic and educational barriers. 

Home for Displaced Marlins

Focus Area(s): Housing
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $100,000
Project Description
Home for Displaced Marlins is a program administered by Trinity-by-the-Sea Church to provide Recreation Vehicles (RVs) to families displaced in Port Aransas so that their children can re-enroll in Port Aransas Independent School District.

iConnect Outreach

Focus Area(s): Housing
Region(s): Region 1
Total Project Amount: $575,000
Project Description
The Rebuild Texas Fund supports iConnect as the organizations repairs and rebuilds homes, including providing mucking and gutting services. iConnect will use these funds to purchase reconstruction materials, tools, food for volunteers, and staff costs to manage volunteers, worksite safety, skilled labor, and supply-chain management.

Ingleside ISD Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding for the Ingleside ISD Education Foundation will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more.

Jewish Family Service

Focus Area(s): Health, Housing, Education and Child Care, Workforce and Transportation
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $69,000
Project Description
Jewish Family Service will work to support families as they navigate insurance claims, housing needs, and finding employment opportunities. Leveraging deep experience in providing disaster-related case management, Jewish Family Service will also provide mental health counseling.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated ISD

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 1
Total Project Amount: $300,000
Project Description
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District (ISD) will use this funding to support students and teachers with temporary classrooms, supplies, and materials after significant flooding during Hurricane Harvey. The temporary classrooms will support approximately 850 students.

Mennonite Disaster Service

Focus Area(s): Housing
Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Rebuild Texas fund will support Mennonite Disaster Service in rebuilding homes in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mennonite Disaster Service partners with community committees to fill unmet needs with trained volunteers. 

New Hope Housing

Focus Area(s): Housing
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $100,000
Project Description
New Hope Housing will work to provide intensive case management, wrap-around services, and short-term housing for displaced residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

Odyssey After School Enrichment Program

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $250,000
Project Description
Odyssey After School Enrichment Program provides quality, affordable programming on-site at Aransas County ISD for grades K-7. This funding will be used to cover teacher salaries and replace materials, recreation equipment, and supplies lost during Hurricane Harvey.

OneGoal

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $30,000
Project Description
OneGoal will provide emergency aid to low-income students to relieve the burden of costs incurred due to Hurricane Harvey damage. OneGoal currently services 2,100 students and teachers, and 37 schools in Houston. 

Operation Blessing

Focus Area(s): Housing
Region(s): Region 1, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $150,000
Project Description
Operation Blessing will use this funding to rebuild homes in underserved areas with a focus on vulnerable populations, including the elderly, disabled individuals, and individuals with special needs.

Orangefield ISD

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 1
Total Project Amount: $155,000
Project Description
Orangefield Independent School District (ISD) will use this funding to support students and teachers with temporary classrooms, offices, and a restroom facility. These temporary structures will support 300-500 displaced students daily.

Port Aransas Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding for the Port Aransas Education Foundation will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more.

Refugio County Community Development Corporation

Focus Area(s): Small Business
Region(s): Region 4
Total Project Amount: $350,000
Project Description
The Rebuild Texas Fund will provide funding to the Refugio County Community Development Foundation (RCCDF) to support grants of between $2,500 to $25,000 to up to 25 small businesses in Refugio county. The goal of the program is to help businesses rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, improve the overall appearance of the business and the community, and make properties more attractive for quality businesses that will improve the overall vitality of Refugio County.

Samaritan’s Purse

Focus Area(s): Housing
Region(s): Region 2, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $150,000
Project Description
Rebuild Texas Fund will support Samaritan’s Purse in their work to provide roof repair, debris removal services, and other home repairs needed to rebuild affected communities in Texas. 

Save the Children

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $150,000
Project Description
Save the Children will use this funding to support the recovery and re-opening of childcare centers and after-school programs in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

Taft ISD Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding for the Taft ISD Education Foundation will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more.

Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School

Focus Area(s): Housing
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $50,000
Project Description
Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School is run by the Trinity-by-the-Sea Church, and is the only daycare and pre-school in Port Aransas. Funding will support repairs and rebuilding costs for the facilities.

United Corpus Christi Chamber Foundation

Focus Area(s): Small Business
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $125,000
Project Description
The United Corpus Christi Chamber Foundation is an 1,110-member organization representing small businesses in the Coastal Bend region of South Texas. This funding will be used to provide grants up to $2,500 for 50 small businesses in Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces, and Refugio counties.

Vidor ISD Education Service Center 5

Focus Area(s): Education and Child Care
Region(s): Region 1
Total Project Amount: $40,800
Project Description
Following Hurricane Harvey, many students in Vidor Independent School District (ISD) have been displaced because of flooding. This funding will provide 22 portable classroom buildings, two office buildings, one cafeteria, and restroom facilities. The temporary campus will support 640 elementary students and 77 staff members.

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