Mays Strategic Philanthropy Course Opens Applications For Community Grant Program
Mays Business School’s Strategic Philanthropy course at Texas A&M University, in partnership with the George and Barbara Bush 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 and have at least one full year of operation.
The Strategic Philanthropy course began in the 2015-2016 school year as a unique educational experience for undergraduate business students. Since then, the program has distributed almost $500,000 in funding to local community and international nonprofit organizations thanks to partnerships with various foundations and individuals. This tradition will continue through a partnership with the George and Barbara Bush Foundation in the upcoming fall semester to manage the Community Grant Program.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the George and Barbara Bush Foundation as they help provide resources for a dynamic educational experience while impacting the local community,” Kyle Gammenthaler, lecturer and coordinator of Social Impact Programs at Mays Business School, said. “We encourage all eligible organizations based in the Brazos Valley to apply.”
Applicants must submit a completed 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 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The 2019-2020 Community Grant recipients will be announced in December.
Some of the past recipients of the Strategic Philanthropy course have been Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach, BEE Community, 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.