Foundation Partners

The Brown Foundation

The Brown Foundation has supported TPWF since 1999, most recently for the acquisition of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch on the Texas coast.

Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program

Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program is dedicated to protecting, researching and restoring the bays and estuaries in the 12-county region of the Texas Coastal Bend. CBBEP has provided funding for habitat restoration at Powderhorn Ranch.

Dallas Safari Club

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 is currently providing funding to restore pronghorn populations in the Trans-Pecos.

Ed Rachal Foundation

The late Ed Rachal dedicated his entire estate to the creation of a foundation for the benefit of charitable institutions in the state of Texas. Ed Rachal Foundation is supporting the acquisition of Powderhorn Ranch.

The Elkins Foundation

Generous support from The Elkins Foundation is helping TPWF acquire the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch on the Texas coast.

The Favrot Fund

The Favrot Fund is a supporter of TPWD’s Conserving Texas Rivers Initiative, with a current focus on Hill Country rivers. Unique aquatic resources of the region include the Guadalupe bass — the state fish of Texas — as well as 14 other endemic species of freshwater fishes found nowhere else in the world.

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.

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 the education and outreach mission of TPWF.

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.

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 since 2010, most recently in support of a competitive grants opportunity for Texas State Parks. Funds awarded are providing critical improvements at dozens of parks, including habitat restoration and improvements to outdoor recreation facilities.

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. Motorola Solutions Foundation has supported the Texas Game Wardens Search and Rescue Team and Underwater Search and Recovery Team, ensuring they have the training and specialized equipment they need to serve the people of Texas.

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 a significant grant for monarch butterfly and grassland bird habitat restoration.

The Powell Foundation

The Powell Foundation has provided funding to assist with habitat restoration at Powderhorn Ranch. These funds are restoring the coastal prairie to its historical conditions and enhancing the wetlands.

San Antonio Livestock Exposition (S.A.L.E.)

San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. has grown to one of the largest, most prestigious single events in the city of San Antonio, with over one million visitors entering the grounds each year. In the spirit of developing the youth of Texas, S.A.L.E. provides scholarship funding that allows Texas undergraduates to hold summer internships at TPWD.

Shield-Ayres Foundation

Thanks to a generous grant from the Shield-Ayres Foundation, TPWF is ensuring that Powderhorn Ranch will be conserved in perpetuity. Powderhorn Ranch represents one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in Texas.

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.