Since 1966, Spindletop Charities, Inc. has contributed over $23.1 million to aid programs targeting child abuse prevention, pediatric medical research, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and rehabilitation, education and scholarships, school safety, therapeutic services and afterschool programs, and family health.

Spindletop Youth Charity Projects

Spindletop donations continue to make an impact in the community. Major grants over the years include, but are not limited to, the projects listed below.

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The Center for Hearing and Speech

The Spindletop Playground

Spindletop has sponsored the Spindletop Playground at the nationally renowned Center for Hearing and Speech’s new Melinda Webb School School with a $250,000 pledge

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Crime Stoppers of Houston

Spindletop Safe School Institute Webinar Series

The Spindletop Board of Directors approved a $275,000 pledge to underwrite the first-of-its-kind Safe School Institute webinar series

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Youth Development Center

Spindletop Library and Playground

Youth Development Center opens a new Library and Playground in memory of Orville and Margaret Gaither with donations from the family and match Dollars from Spindletop Charities.

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Houston Achievement Place

Spindletop Underwrites Michael Gets Mad

Spindletop provides funding for Michael Gets Mad, the first book in a series on core-foundation social skills for children.

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YMCA of Greater Houston

Spindletop Continues Support of YMCA of Greater Houston

Spindletop Charities is proud to continue to support YMCA of Greater Houston in a variety of initiatives, programs, and projects.

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YES Prep Public Schools

Spindletop Teaching Excellence Center

Spindletop’s largest grant to date was announced in 2014—a $1 million pledge to YES Prep Public Schools for the Spindletop Teaching Excellence Center!

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Brookwood Community

The Spindletop Greenhouse

The 2007 Spindletop Board of Trustees approved a $690,000 pledge to Brookwood Community for the structure of the new state-of-the-art 24,480 square foot “sawtooth style” Spindletop Greenhouse.

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Spindletop Scholarship Funds

Spindletop provides college scholarships through organizations such as the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Texas Ranger Association Foundation and Yes Prep Public Schools. Depending on the recipient organization, one or more students are selected to benefit from the Spindletop funds.

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Spindletop Charity Site Visits

Each year, Spindletop Charities, Inc. hosts site visits to several youth organizations. Attended by Spindletop event sponsors and volunteers, these visits highlight the beneficiaries of the generous Spindletop sponsor donations.

Spindletop Charities Beneficiaries

Spindletop Charities, Inc. focuses on specific projects and programs for children in need. Spindletop does not contribute to operational budgets of charities that would be dependent on Spindletop funds for their sustainability. Spindletop contributions are approved each year by the Spindletop Board of Directors.

Grant Applications

The Spindletop charity grant application has been suspended. Thank you for your understanding! Please check our site regularly for updates as we hope to reopen the process. Our best wishes for continued success in providing services for Houston-area youth. Questions? Please contact us.