Grant History

2018 – 2019
United Services Organization
of South Texas (USO)
$283,000

The USO, located onboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, serves military members, reservists, veterans, and their families for over 75 years. As a comprehensive, one-stop resource station and relaxation center, veterans receive free services year-round. The existing building will be expanded and enhanced with upgrades to the second floor including a mini movie theater and a game/study room for junior personnel.


2017 – 2018
Hope House
$275,000

Corpus Christi Hope House provides support and services to addicted, abused, abandoned, low-income, poverty level and homeless pregnant women, single mothers, fathers and their dependent children by assisting with essential services, counseling services, medical assistance, life skills training, transportation and material assistance. Funds raised will allow Hope House to purchase a larger facility to accommodate the numerous clients that they serve. This new facility will allow them to provide private counseling rooms, conference rooms, and a dedicated area for children to play while parents meet with counselors. The purchase of this new multi-purpose building will also create more living space in the Hope House shelter.


2016 – 2017
Youth Odyssey
$262,000

Youth Odyssey is a non-profit whose mission is to provide at risk-youth, ages 10-17; with positive youth development through basic life skills and fun and challenging adventure programs. Youth Odyssey sets the stage for youth to challenge themselves physically and emotionally by stepping outside of their comfort zones in a safe environment. Funds were used to build a multi-functional recreation center that allows Youth Odyssey flexibility during inclement weather and to host a larger number of participants. Funds were also used to expand their ropes course by adding numerous high and low ropes course elements to cater to the increased demand for their site.

2015 – 2016
CASA of the Coastal Bend
$282,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides services to foster children in Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas Counties. The role of the CASA program is to recruit, train and support qualified community volunteers who will then be appointed by the court to a child or sibling group. Funds were used to help CASA complete their second building, which will double CASA’s capacity to serve children who have been abused or neglected.

2014 – 2015
Citizens for Educational Excellence (CEE)
$251,000

CEE is a local education fund that promotes best practices in Corpus Christi area schools and provides professional development and programs that impact youth development. Funds were used to purchase a customized trailer to serve as Coastal Compass Mobile Career Center serves Nueces County as well as 12 surrounding counties. The mobile unit will provide help with education and career training.

2013 – 2014
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
$248,000

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) provides vital resources for people of all ages experiencing all levels of hearing loss. Funds were used to finish out the interior of their new building.

2012 – 2013
Charlie’s Place
$250,000

Charlie’s Place provides comprehensive rehabilitation services and case management to individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders. Funds were used to renovate the exterior portion of their facility in order to provide their clients, families and staff a safe, therapeutic and healing outdoor environment.

2011 – 2012
HALO-flight, Inc
$218,000

HALO-Flight provides medical transports (air ambulance services) for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within the South Texas service area. Funds were used to purchase new autopilot and stability augmentation systems for their helicopters.

2010 – 2011
The Miracle League of Corpus Christi
$207,348

Miracle League provides children and adults with special needs the chance to play baseball and to experience belonging to a team.Funds provided for the completion of a Miracle League baseball complex.

2009 – 2010
Mission of Mercy
$201,000

Mission of Mercy is a mobile health clinic that is staffed mostly by volunteer nurses and physicians. Funds were used to purchase a brand new custom mobile health clinic.

2008 – 2009
The Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth
$195,060

The Ark is an organization that cares for children and youth who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS). Funds were used in the Stork’s Home addition to allow for long term foster care for large sibling groups.

2007 – 2008
American Red Cross – Coastal Bend Chapter
$198,500

Funds were used to purchase an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) and a Rescue Utility Vehicle. Funds were also used for improvements and repairs to the chapter building enabling Red Cross Volunteers to utilize the facility around the clock during a disaster.

2006 – 2007
Habitat for Humanity Restore
$194,000

Habitat for Humanity Restore sells new and gently used building materials to the public at a fraction of normal prices. The proceeds generate a stream of sustainable revenue for Habitat for Humanity’s home building efforts. Funds provided for the purchase of a building to be used for Habitat ReStore.

2005 – 2006
Camp Aranzazu
$211,810

Camp Aranzazu provides a unique experience for groups with special needs. Funds were used to renovate the multipurpose building into a barrier-free dormitory for operation in the 2006 summer camping season.

2004 – 2005
Food Bank of Corpus Christi
$172,757

Funds were used to construct a new Food Pantry and Better Nutrition Center that included an area for “grocery shopping” as well as a hands on instruction area.

2003 – 2004

$159,485

Mary and Jeff Bell Children’s Library at Central Library

2002 – 2003
$157,500
Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi

2001 – 2002
$145,400
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Nursery


2000 – 2001
$118,500
CASA

1999 – 2000
$111,500
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra

1998 – 1999
$124,000
Bokenkamp Children’s Center


1997 – 1998
$135,000
Halo Flight

1996 – 1997
$111,000
Metro Ministries

1995 – 1996
$86,000
Nueces County Children’s Advocacy Center


1994 – 1995
$95,500
Women’s Shelter

1993 – 1994
$90,500
Palmer Drug Abuse Program

1992 – 1993
$65,500
Corpus Christi Public Library


1991 – 1992
$66,000
Ada Wilson Children’s Center for Rehabilitation

1990 – 1991
$71,000
Teenage Mothers School

1989 – 1990
$76,000
Cole Park Community Playground; Family Outreach; Corpus Christi Area Council for the Deaf; Metro Ministries Rainbow House; Texas Special Olympics


1988 – 1989
$67,000
Coastal Bend Youth City; The Driscoll Foundation Children’s Hospital

1987 – 1988
$183,000
Texas State Aquarium

1986 – 1987
$83,700
Ronald McDonald House of South Texas


1985 – 1986
$63,788
Chemical Dependency Unit of South Texas

1984 – 1985
$75,800
Corpus Christi State School; The New Central Library

1983 – 1984
$39,500
Food Bank of Corpus Christi; Ada Wilson Children’s Hospital


1982 – 1983
Girl’s Cottage, Youth City – In Memory of Bob Sorrell, Jr.

1981 – 1982
Women’s Shelter

1980 – 1981
Corpus Christi State School


1979 – 1980
Neonate Clinic, Driscoll Children's Hospital

1978 – 1979
Family Outreach; The Oncology Clinic

1977 – 1978
Corpus Christi Hearing and Speech Ctr.


1976 – 1977
Children's Heart Program of South Texas; Bethune Day Nursery

1975 – 1976
Corpus Christi State School

1974 – 1975

Youth City Swimming Pool- In Memory of Ben Knolle



1973 – 1974

MHMR Adult Day Care


1972 – 1973

YWCA Kitchen; Driscoll Children's Heart Catheterization Lab


1971 – 1972

United Cerebral Palsy of the Coastal Bend



1970 – 1971

Greenwood Molina Day Nursery


1969 – 1970

Nueces County MHMR


1968 – 1969

American Cancer Society of Nueces County



1967 – 1968

Corpus Christi Council for Retarded Children; St. Martin's School


1966 – 1967

Girls House at Youth City


1965 – 1966

Corpus Christi Speech and Hearing Clinic; Ada Wilson Hospital; Carmelite Day Nursery



1964 – 1965

Greenwood Molina Day Nursery; Boys City; Robert L. Moore Community Center


1963 – 1954

Community Settlement House; Boys City; Coastal Bend Habitation Association


1962 – 1963

Bethune Day Nursery; T.C. Ayers Recreation Center; The Hearth; Council of Alcoholism



1961 – 1962

Robert L. Moore Community Center; Community Settlement House


1960 – 1961

Homemakeing Service Division of the Family Counseling Service; Community Settlement House

1959 – 1960

Junior Museum



1958 – 1959

Unknown

1957 – 1958

Parkway Home for Girls; Sunny Day School


1956 – 1957

Sunny Day School; Family Service Department



1955 – 1956

The Hearth; Robert L. Moore Community Center


1954 – 1955

Robert L. Moore Community Center


1953 – 1954

YWCA



1952 – 1953

Children's Shelter and Community Settlement House


1951 – 1952

Elgin Park Community Center; Memorial Hosptial; Children's Shelter


1950 – 1951

Purchase Infant Respirator for Memorial Hospital and fund a Cornea Transplant for a mother of 11



1949 – 1950

Charity League's Milk Fund

1948 – 1949

Charity League's Milk Fund

1947 – 1948

Community Settlement House



1946 – 1947

Charity League's Milk Fund


1945 – 1946

Charity League's Milk Fund


1944 – 1945

Charity League's Milk Fund



1943 – 1944

Charity League's Milk Fund


1942 – 1943

Charity League's Milk Fund


1941 – 1942

Charity League's Milk Fund



1940 – 1941

Charity League's Milk Fund; The Women's Field Army for the Control of Cancer


1939 – 1940

Charity League's Milk Fund


1938 – 1939

Charity League's Milk Fund



1937 – 1938

Charity League's Milk Fund; Medical Care for underprivileged Children of Corpus Christi; Sponsor Town Hall Program

1936 – 1937

Transportation fund of the Crippled Children's Clinic


1935 – 1936

Purchase Oxygen Tent; Fred Robert Memorial Hospital Elevator Fund



1934 – 1935

Milk and Cookies; Christmas Baskets



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