December 05, 2017
Executive Director, Foundation for Southeast Texas
Foundation for SETX Announces Golden Pass
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund Grant Recipients
BEAUMONT, TX —The Foundation for Southeast Texas today announced the recipients of the first round of grants from the $1.5 million Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. The fund will provide $1,164,035 to 10 local projects to support hurricane relief and mitigation efforts in our region.
“This award marks a significant milestone on the road to recovery for Southeast Texas after our area was devastated by flooding. We want to thank everyone who applied for their interest and the critical work they are doing to benefit our community,” Mellie Bevilacqua, executive director of the Foundation for Southeast Texas, said.
The Foundation for Southeast Texas is awarding $1,164,035 to 10 projects including:
“It’s always been important for us to give back to our community, and that took on new meaning in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. We want to do our part to restore a strong Southeast Texas for our employees and our neighbors,” Robert Bilnoski, Golden Pass LNG Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs, said.
The awards are the first of two cycles of funding provided to support nonprofit and governmental organizations engaged in hurricane recovery and mitigation efforts in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties. Another funding cycle will open to applications in early 2018.
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 the emphasis for funding. Priority will be given to projects directly benefitting Port Arthur and Sabine Pass.
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 Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties. For more information, visit: www.cfsetx.org
Golden Pass LNG, owned by affiliates of Qatar Petroleum (70%) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (30%), is constructing a project to add liquefaction and export capabilities to its existing liquefied natural gas terminal in Sabine Pass, Texas. Golden Pass LNG constructed and has operated the existing LNG import facility and distribution pipeline since 2005. For more information, visit: GoldenPassLNG.com.