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Terrell Foundation will award grants to charitable organizations in December. Here's how to apply.

Updated: Nov 23, 2020


The Terrell Foundation is now accepting applications for grants that will be awarded to charitable organizations and civic efforts across the Stephenville area.

The Terrell Foundation was formed 69 years ago by Dr. J.C. Terrell in honor of his parents, Will and Edith Terrell.

Since its formation in 1951, the foundation has awarded over $670,000 to more than 100 organizations.

In 2019, local organizations received $17,680.

Recipients have included Boy Scouts of America Texas Trails Council, Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, Erath County Child Welfare Board – Rainbow Room, Erath County Humane Society, Erath County Livestock Association, Erath County Senior Citizens, Inc. – Meals on Wheels, First United Methodist Church Stephenville – Treehouse Afterschool Program, First United Methodist Church Stephenville – Community School Supplies, Mistletoe Hut, Inc. – Girl Scout of Erath Co./Stephenville, H.O.P.E., Keep Stephenville Beautiful, Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc., Stephenville Chamber of Commerce Foundation, SISD Special Education Banquet, Stephenville Soccer Association and Wesley Foundation at TSU.

Board members include Nicki Beth Jones, Penny Elliott, Kendall Nix, Alisa Terrell Starbird, Gary Sult and Frank Terrell. David Castleberry serves as secretary.


Grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) charitable entities.

Requests for grants to be awarded in December 2020 should be made in writing to the Terrell Foundation in care of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Co., N.A., PO Box 998, Stephenville, TX 76401.

Applicants should contact First Financial Trust & Asset Management by phone at 254-918-6262 to request an Applicant’s Basic Information Form, which should be completed and provided with the grant request by Nov. 9.

Applicants should be Stephenville area entities with a focus on arts and culture, human and social services, health and medical research, education, animal welfare, religion, science, community development, civic activities or the environment.


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