Blog Posts

Dog Days of Summer Giving

Around East Texas, it would be easy to speculate that the “Dog Days of Summer” is a reference to how dogs survive the August heat. One of the more interesting funds held at East Texas Communities Foundation is a fund for the benefit of the John Wingate Truitt Log...

Defending Philanthropic Freedom

The solemn celebrations of Memorial Day around East Texas last week were a reminder of the freedoms protected by the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of members of our military over hundreds of years. The Civil War claimed more lives than any other conflict in U.S....

Giving Trends

For some of you, 2021 feels like an eternity behind us. For others it feels like yesterday. The passage of time can be both fleeting and painfully slow depending on how it is used. Giving USA produces an annual report that is released each summer. The report provides...

Educational Philanthropy

Graduations and senior awards ceremonies are in full swing in the month of May. Our staff and board members at East Texas Communities Foundation are busy attending awards programs throughout East Texas to honor this year’s graduating seniors. When the dust settles,...

Focusing on Others

Winter is often a hard period for many people. People tend to stay indoors due to cooler temperatures and have less spontaneous interaction with neighbors while working in the yard or enjoying outdoor activities. On December 21, the shortest day of the year, Tyler...

Support Charities Doing The Hard Work

This period each year provides an opportunity for us at East Texas Communities Foundation to reflect on the past year of generosity. It is an honor for our organization to help facilitate the charitable giving of so many people around East Texas. It is also humbling...

Plunkett Foundation Awards Grants to Nonprofits Serving East Texas

Twelve nonprofits serving Gregg, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Smith, and Upshur counties were awarded grants totaling $100,000 from the T.J. and LaVerne Plunkett Foundation held at East Texas Communities Foundation in Tyler, Texas.  “The Plunkett Foundation has a generous...

ETCF Announces Scholarships Available for East Texas Students

East Texas Communities Foundation is currently accepting applications from East Texas students for eighty-eight scholarships to be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline for submission varies and is clearly marked on the applications. To assist...

Haberle Scholarship Accepting Applications

The Edna Faulk Haberle Visual Arts Scholarship held at East Texas Communities Foundation in Tyler, Texas, is currently accepting applications online through February 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The Edna Faulk Haberle Visual Arts Scholarship was established to provide...

PRATER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Glenn and Vivian Prater Memorial Scholarship Fund held at East Texas Communities Foundation in Tyler, Texas, is currently accepting applications online through March 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The Glenn and Vivian Prater Memorial Scholarship was established to assist...