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The backbone of THF’s mission is its grant program. Foundation gifts support diverse projects in wide-ranging geographic regions, cultures, and areas of interest. Learn about those efforts on the map below or in the section highlighting project undertakings.

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Cradle of Texas Conservancy

Brazoria | 2021

grant assisted to conduct a Remote Sensing Survey of the 1832 Fort Velasco by Cultural Resources Analysts.

Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum

Crosbyton | 2006

Received a grant to make its collection of archeological artifacts more accessible through use of a laptop computer with Power Point capabilities and projector.

Culberson County Historical Association

Van Horn | 2008

Grant monies to replace existing doors in the Clark Hotel Historical Museum with historically accurate ones.

Czech Center Museum

Houston | 2020

to pay for promotional materials for the annual Easter Egg Fesitval.

Dallas Jewish Historical Society

Dallas | 2017

Grant assistance given towards the Blue House documentary about the last Queen Anne Victorian left in the Cedars neighborhood.

Danish Heritage Society

Danevang | 2009

Grant funds given for a multi-media and suitcase museum education project documenting Danish settlements in Texas.

DeGolyer Library – Southern Methodist University

Dallas | 2007

Funds, in part, the restoration of a significant portrait of Sam Houston by Texas artist Henry A. McArdle.

Dickey Museum and Multipurpose Center

Taylor | 2020

grant to restore and reconstruct exterior windows and doors.

Documentary Alliance

Bellaire | 2011

THF grant award for post-production costs of Before the Curtain Rises, a documentary on Texas’ Interstate Theatre motion picture exhibition company, founded by Karl Hoblitzelle, which included a network of 250 theaters throughout the state.

El Buen Presbyterian Church

Austin | 2001

Grant for stained glass windows restoration

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association

Austin | 2014

THF awarded a conditional grant for a project to develop interpretive signage and brochures for a portion of the El Camino Real, which was designated as a National Historic Trail in 2004. The markers and published material will deliver historical background about the trail in general and the site in particular.

Erath County Historical Commission

Bluff Dale | 2010

Funding for engineering consultation fees related to a study of the Bluff Dale Brigde The 1891 structure is the oldest surviving example of a cable-stayed bridge in Texas and one of the earliest examples in the United States.

Flatlanders Productions

Austin | 2000

Funds for film project recording the history of Matagorda Island.

Former Texas Rangers Foundation

Fredericksburg | 2020

grant to purchase 60 Texas Ranger crosses.

Former Texas Rangers Foundation

Kerrville | 2014

Grant funding will underwrite costs associated with production of an educational HD video series to supplement Lone Star Lessons, a classroom curriculum focused on the role of the Texas Rangers. The lessons and DVD series will be disseminated to educators statewide.

Former Texas Rangers Foundation

Kerrville | 2011

Funds used to purchase 70 memorial crosses for the Texas Ranger Memorial Cross Program.

Former Texas Rangers Foundation

Kerrville | 2005

In support of the FTRF Memorial Cross Program, which researches, identifies, and documents the burial sites of Texas Rangers statewide. A memorial cross is placed at their graves.

Fort Martin Scott Friends

Fredericksburg | 2016

THF provided a grant to Fort Martin Scott Friends for the reconstruction of the blacksmith shop at Fort Martin Scott, a National Register site, that will house an exhibit space for living history demonstrations.

French Legation Museum

Austin | 2004

Monies to purchase computer equipment and software to publish brochures and other promotional materials that will help educate and promote the facility to the general public.

Friends of Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Alto | 2016

A THF gift was awarded to support a film that will document the construction of a traditional Caddo “bee hive” grass home on the park grounds.

Friends of Casa Navarro State Historic Site

San Antonio | 2014

THF funds will be applied to complete and install a cenotaph honoring the accomplishments of José Antonio Navarro, which will be placed in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

Friends of Casa Navarro State Historic Site

San Antonio | 2010

Funding for the development and printing of educational materials related to the Navarro: The Opera, a production targeted towards a school-age audience and based on Marj Gurasich’s book, Benito and the White Dove: A Story of José Navarro.

Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas

Austin | 2015

A grant to help build an endowment to fund the specialty needs of the preservation lab at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, specifically to cover conservation supplies and equipment.

Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas

Austin | 2015

A grant to help build an endowment to fund the specialty needs of the preservation lab at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, specifically to cover conservation supplies and equipment.

Friends of the Ballinger Indian Statue

Ballinger | 2011

Grant money applied to costs associated with casting and installing a replica of the Friend of the Indian Statue. The original “Friend” was one of many statues created to advertise Wirt-Franklin gas stations in the 1930s in Texas and Oklahoma.

Friends of the Center for Big Bend Studies – Sul Ross University

Alpine | 2015

Grant assistance for continued excavation at the Genevieve Lykes Duncan site, where previous work at the location has confirmed evidence of Late Paleoindian. THF funding will support costs for personnel, travel, supplies, equipment, professional fees, and data analysis.

Friends of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science

Corpus Christi | 2021

grant assisted to research, identify, and digitize archival records and artifacts utilizing collection pieces relating to the coastal Texas History to implement a digital learning program.

Friends of the Depot

Giddings | 2008

Money for a tin stamped ceiling inside of a historic railroad depot that will be used as a tourist center and rest stop.

Friends of the Fulton Mansion

Rockport | 2013

Funding for preservation and restoration of the Fulton Mansion, circa 1874, which was once the home of George and Harriet Fulton, who founded a ranching and meatpacking empire, and is now a State Historic Site.

Friends of the History Center for Aransas County

Fulton | 2015

Funds awarded for the purchase of curation equipment and archival supplies for the organization’s new Collections and Curation Center. The materials will help protect the vast collection of historic materials used in the History Center’s quarterly exhibits.