Financial Information

Total Assets: $219,069,640
Total Giving: $9,544,878

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




The following grants were reported in 2007:
$750,000 to Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX. For treatment residence building for Compass Young Adult Program, payable over 1 year.
$500,000 to Monarch School, Houston, TX. For new campus capital campaign, payable over 1 year.
$500,000 to Saint Edwards University, Austin, TX. For construction of South Building for John Brooks William Natural Sciences Center complex, payable over 1 year.
$300,000 to Womens Home, Houston, TX. For capital project for new housing, payable over 1 year.
$250,000 to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX. For Bayou Bend 50th Anniversary Campaign, payable over 1 year.
$200,000 to Goodwill Industries of Houston, Houston, TX. For Power of Work capital campaign, payable over 1 year.
$150,000 to Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society, Houston, TX, payable over 1 year.
$130,000 to Child Development Center of the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, Houston, TX. For part-time coordinator of the clinical program, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to Rise School of Houston, Houston, TX. For instructional materials to extend oral language and literacy component, payable over 1 year.
$45,000 to Salvation Army of Houston, Houston, TX. For purchase of mini bus, payable over 1 year.


Giving primarily in TX, with emphasis on Houston.
No support for Type III supporting organizations.
No grants to individuals, or for annual fund drives or fundraising events, annual gifts for operational support; nor to an organization which is currently receiving installment payments on a previous grant.


Emphasis on higher and secondary education, social service and youth agencies, cultural organizations, and health.


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Established in 1948 in TX.

Quick Facts Sheet

Not available

Located in:



United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone: Not Available.
Email: Not Available.
P.O. Box 2558
Houston, TX 77252-8037
Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Initial approach: Letter
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): Mar., June, Sept., and Dec.
Deadline(s): Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, Nov. 1
Final notification: 3 to 6 months

Donors & Leadership

Mrs. W.W. Fondren, Sr.

Officers and Directors:
David M. Underwood, Jr., Chairperson
Harper B. Trammell, Vice-Chairperson
Bentley B. Fondren, Secretary-Treasurer
Doris Fondren Allday
R. Edwin Allday
Laura Trammell Baird
Ellanor Allday Camberg
Celia Whitfield Crank
Frances Fondren
Leland T. Fondren
Robert E. Fondren
Walter W. Fondren, III
Marie Fondren Hall
Catherine Underwood Murray
Michael W. Springer
Carrie Trammell Sturges
Ann Gordon Trammell
David M. Underwood
Duncan K. Underwood
Lynda Knapp Underwood
Sue Trammell Whitfield
SUSn T. Whitfield
W. Trammell Whitfield
William F. Whitfield, Jr.