Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
The Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation provided critical funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amarillo Area Foundation
Amarillo Area Foundation works to improve quality of life for residents of the Texas Panhandle. Generous support from Amarillo Area Foundation helped to restore the historic Canoncita Ranch House on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon.
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Funding from the Amon G. Carter Foundation is supporting the creation of the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, located just west of Fort Worth.
Austin Blake Howell Foundation
Support from the Austin Blake Howell Foundation is increasing state park accessibility by purchasing beach-friendly wheelchairs and adaptive archery, kayaking, biking, and fishing equipment that visitors can use for free, as well as tactile displays for the visually/sensory impaired. Additional support is enhancing exhibits and improving accessibility at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
The Brown Foundation
The Brown Foundation has supported TPWF since 1999, funding projects such as the acquisition of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch, efforts to restore coastal fisheries in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and improvements at Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation
A long-time partner of TPWF, the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation supports the Texas Conservation Hall of Fame and the Stewards of the Wild program.
Cross Timbers Quail
Cross Timbers Quail is supporting efforts to restore the grassland habitats that quail rely on, as well as research, education, and outreach for quail conservation efforts.
Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
An investment from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in the Gulf Coast Conservation Loan Fund is helping TPWF and other nonprofit partners maximize Deepwater Horizon settlement funds and ensure that Texas’ coastal lands are conserved in perpetuity.
Ed Rachal Foundation
The Ed Rachal Foundation has supported the acquisition of Powderhorn Ranch, a fleet of kayaks for Lake Corpus Christi State Park, and priority game warden equipment needs through the Gear Up for Game Wardens program.
The EDRS Foundation generously supports the Texas Conservation Hall of Fame.
The Fondren Foundation
Generous support from The Fondren Foundation is helping TPWF complete Phase II of the Game Warden Training Center and ensuring that Texas Game Wardens have access to the facilities they need to achieve and maintain their high level of training and expertise. The Fondren Foundation is also supporting efforts to restore coastal fisheries resources damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation is a valued partner in our fundraising efforts for the Game Warden Training Center, having supported both Phases I and II of TPWF’s capital campaign to build a training facility for our state’s game wardens. George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation has also supported Powderhorn Ranch and efforts to restore coastal fisheries in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
A long-time supporter of organizations in the Galveston area, the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund has invested in TPWF’s Gulf Coast Conservation Loan Fund, which works to conserve Texas’ valuable coastal lands and the habitats they contain.
The Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation has provided generous funding to enhance the nature center and repair flood damage to the screened shelters at Brazos Bend State Park, as well as for equipment needs of Fort Bend County game wardens.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ benefits youth, supports education and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Funding from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo supports the Al Henry Natural Resource Conservation Internship Program, which provides talented college students with internships at TPWD.
Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston
A dedicated supporter of causes in the Galveston area, Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston is helping to Texas’ unique coastal resources through investment in TPWF’s Gulf Coast Conservation Loan Fund.
The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation has supported TPWF for over 20 years, most recently providing general operating support and funding for the Texas State Parks Centennial Celebration.
The John M. O’Quinn Foundation
Generous funding from the John M. O’Quinn Foundation is supporting educational programming at Sheldon Lake State Park and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. The John M. O’Quinn Foundation also supported coastal fisheries recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
Knobloch Family Foundation
Thanks to a leadership gift from Knobloch Family Foundation, TPWF acquired Powderhorn Ranch, the most important Texas coastal land initiative to occur in a generation. Additional support from Knobloch Family Foundation is helping TPWF launch the Texas Coastal Conservation Initiative and leverage millions of dollars in public funding for priority land conservation projects.
The Meadows Foundation
The Meadows Foundation has been a valued partner of TPWF since 1998. The Meadows Foundation provided critical support for the Bastrop State Park restoration after the devastating 2011 wildfire and is supporting the acquisition of Powderhorn Ranch. TPWF is grateful to office in the Wilson Historic District, a nonprofit community owned and operated by The Meadows Foundation.
Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation
Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation has partnered with TPWF for over ten years, including by sponsoring a competitive grants opportunity for Texas State Parks. Funds awarded are enhancing parks across the state. Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation is also supporting the creation of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
NFWF has supported TPWF since 2001. NFWF is a lead supporter of the acquisition of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch through the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund and Acres for America, as well as providing significant grants for monarch butterfly conservation and grassland habitat restoration in both the Oaks and Prairies and Trans-Pecos regions of Texas.
A generous grant from the R4 Foundation is supporting the creation of the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.
Rebuild Texas Fund
The Rebuild Texas Fund is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation. Funding from the Rebuild Texas Fund is repairing vital coastal fisheries infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Shield-Ayres Foundation, TPWF is ensuring that Powderhorn Ranch will be conserved in perpetuity. In addition, The Shield-Ayres Foundation is helping to conserve other vital coastal lands through investing in TPWF’s Gulf Coast Conservation Loan Fund.
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
A valued partner in TPWF’s Keeping it Wild campaign, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation is supporting the restoration of Cedar Bayou, a significant ecosystem along Texas’ coastal bend.
Stillwater Foundation is partnering with TPWF through the Texas Coastal Conservation Initiative to maximize Deepwater Horizon Funding and conserve vital coastal habitats. Stillwater Foundation is an investor in TPWF’s Gulf Coast Conservation Loan Fund.
Thomas M., Helen McKee and John P. Ryan Foundation
The Thomas M., Helen McKee and John P. Ryan Foundation is supporting the creation of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, the first new state park in North Texas in 25 years.
Corporations and Organizations
Apache Corporation has been supporting TPWF since 2008. Most recently, Apache committed a $1 million challenge grant to repair the Balmorhea State Park pool. This generous gift is ensuring Texans can continue to enjoy this historic spring-fed swimming pool and unique West Texas destination.
Coastal Conservation Association works to advise and educate the public on conservation of marine resources. A long-time partner of TPWF, Coastal Conservation Association funds game warden internships on the coast along with various TPWD projects to conserve Texas’ coastal fisheries.
Since 1972, Dallas Safari Club has been the gathering point for hunters, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. A supporter of TPWF since 1997, Dallas Safari Club supports TPWF’s efforts to restore pronghorn populations in the Trans-Pecos.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has partnered with EarthShare of Texas since 1997 to give conservation-minded employees an opportunity to donate through workplace payroll contribution campaigns.
Since 1997, ExxonMobil has been supporting Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and making a direct and positive impact on Texas’ lands, waters, fish and wildlife. ExxonMobil supports the Texas Conservation Hall of Fame and the Gear Up for Game Wardens program.
Gulf States Toyota has been partnering with TPWF since 2002. Through its generous support, programs and events such as Toyota ShareLunker, Toyota Texas Bass Classic, Lone Star Land Steward Awards, Texas Outdoor Family, and Great Texas Birding Classic are succeeding and conserving the extraordinary species, land, and water we all enjoy.
Phillips 66 supports numerous conservation projects through TPWF, including efforts to enhance conservation and recreation at 10 different Texas State Parks, construction of a new outdoor classroom and improvements to the recreational pier at Sea Center Texas, and the acquisition of land on Follets Island.
The Sabine River Authority of Texas supports the priority equipment needs of Texas Game Wardens through TPWF’s Gear Up for Game Wardens program and capital improvements at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
The Saltwater Anglers League of Texas Sabine Area supports the priority equipment needs of Texas Game Wardens in the Beaumont area through TPWF’s Gear Up for Game Wardens program.
Shell has been a corporate sponsor of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation since 2006, supporting the efforts of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to improve and expand state parks and wildlife management areas, address critical conservation needs, and enhance opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the abundance of natural beauty throughout Texas.