Privacy Policy



This website is owned and operated by East Texas Communities Foundation (the Foundation). Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grantmaker, community resource and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families and corporations. East Texas Communities Foundation is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website.


Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing East Texas Communities Foundation with your personal information is an act of trust. When you visit East Texas Communities Foundation online, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information.

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. The Foundation does not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website.

If you are an East Texas Communities Foundation fund advisor, and you use DonorCentral to access information about a particular fund, you provide personal information to authenticate your identity. That information is only used on this site and is not distributed or sold to any other party or site.

If you make a contribution to a fund at East Texas Communities Foundation through our website, you provide personal information which is required to complete the transaction. That information is only used to execute the transaction and acknowledge your contribution, according to your instructions. For honor and memorial gifts, we will share your name and address with the individual or family being honored with your gift, unless you request anonymity. Your personal information is not distributed or sold to any other party or site.

Personal information is collected using 128-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 2.0 protocol to provide security and privacy when you access fund information, initiate online fund transactions or send secure messages.


Under IRS Code, the following foundation documents are public information:

IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules.

Exemption letter from the IRS.

Lists of our donors, other than those published in the annual report, are not available to the public. We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors to the recipient of a grant.


If at any time you wish to stop receiving East Texas Communities Foundation’s electronic communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. East Texas Communities Foundation will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events, products or services by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.


We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the foundation, please send an email to or write to:

East Texas Communities Foundation
315 N. Broadway, Suite 210
Tyler, Texas 75702

Last Revised: 8-14-17