April 26, 2018

The Foundation for Southeast Texas released applications Wednesday for the second round of funding to assist established relief organizations through the Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Nonprofits and government organizations in Orange, Jefferson and Hardin counties are encouraged to apply for funding to support hurricane recovery and mitigation efforts before the May 15 deadline.

Projects providing support in disaster mitigation infrastructure, school materials reimbursement, first responder disaster assistance (including non-official responders), hurricane damaged housing rehabilitation and public employee disaster assistance will be considered for funding. Priority will be given to projects directly benefitting Port Arthur and Sabine Pass.

“We are excited to work with great local organizations as our community continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Our first round of funding benefitted some really impactful programs, and we are looking forward to continuing that progress we have made together,” Mellie Bevilacqua, executive director of the Foundation for Southeast Texas, said.

Applications will be considered for the second funding cycle administered by the Foundation for Southeast Texas from the $320,000 remaining in the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, which Golden Pass Products established in September. The organization provided nearly $1.2 million to recipients during the first round of funding in December. Funding requests will be reviewed by the foundation and advised by representatives from Jefferson County, the City of Port Arthur and Golden Pass. The foundation expects to announce funding awards in early June.

“After Harvey, our company and employees came together to help rebuild the community we call home,” Golden Pass LNG Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs Robert Bilnoski said. “Through the fund, we have been able to partner with some incredible organizations, and I’m looking forward to building on our progress with this second round of funding.”

To view the guidelines or download an application, visit the Foundation for SETX online. Applicants should mail completed applications to the Foundation for Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 3092, Beaumont, TX 77704 or deliver to the foundation’s office at 700 North St, Suite C 15, Beaumont by May15.

About the Foundation for Southeast Texas

The Foundation for Southeast Texas makes a positive difference in the quality of life in its area by encouraging philanthropic gifts and by assisting donors in achieving their charitable goals through the professional management and considered and caring distribution of such gifts. The foundation is a nonprofit, public charity established in 1996 that accepts funds from donors, manages them and distributes them to nonprofits in the southeast Texas community and beyond. It is one of 32 community foundations across Texas and serves the needs of both donors and nonprofits in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. For more information, visit: www.cfsetx.or