Business & Government

Strategic Philanthropy Course At Texas A&M Opens Application For Community Grant Program

August 22, 2018

Mays Business School

By Kyle Gammenthaler, Texas A&M University Mays Business School

Texas A&M University Mays Business School’s Strategic Philanthropy course, in partnership with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, is currently accepting applications from local area nonprofit organizations for the Community Grant Program.

To be eligible, an organization must be a nonprofit entity based in the Brazos Valley. Applicants must submit an application detailing their proposal for funds to be used the following year. Applications can be submitted through the Strategic Philanthropy website.

The deadline to submit applications is midnight on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The 2018-2019 Community Grant recipients will be announced in December.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation as they help provide resources for a dynamic educational experience while impacting the local community. We encourage all eligible Brazos Valley organizations to apply,” Kyle Gammenthaler, lecturer and Coordinator of Social Impact Programs at Mays Business School said.

The Strategic Philanthropy course began in the 2015-2016 school year as a unique educational experience for undergraduate business students. Since then, it has distributed almost $350,000 in funding to local community and international nonprofit organizations thanks to partnerships with various foundations and individuals.

It will continue this tradition by partnering with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation in the upcoming fall semester to manage the Community Grant Program.

Past recipients of the Strategic Philanthropy course have been Northway Farms, Health for All, Elder Aid, Boys and Girls Club, Down Syndrome Association of the Brazos Valley, Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, Mercy Project, SOS Ministries, Family Promise, K9S4COPS, Mobility Worldwide, Rebuilding BCS, Children’s Miracle Network, BCS Marathon, and Voices for Children.

Grant contact: Kyle Gammenthaler, lecturer, Mays Business School, (979) 845-1037,

Media contact: Kelli Reynolds, Communications Specialist, Mays Business School, (979) 845-3167,

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