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CATCH THE NEXT RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE MEADOWS FOUNDATION
Catch the Next is pleased to announce that it received a $75,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation to expand programs to increase postsecondary completion rates. The generous gift will allow the agency to continue its Campaign for College Completion and Economic Development through the implementation of CTN’s Ascender Framework for student, faculty and institutional advancement. The Foundation awards funds in the areas of arts and culture, civic and public affairs, education, health, and human services.
Created by Al and Virginia Meadows on July 14, 1948, the Meadows Foundation was meant to be an everlasting gift of gratitude to Texas, their adopted home state. Al worked for Standard Oil by day and studied law at night. Al left Standard Oil to start up his own oil and gas finance firm and later founded a production company. He and Virginia moved to Dallas in 1936. He eventually built General American Oil Company into one of the largest independent producers in the nation. Al and Virginia chose Texas to receive the majority of their wealth because they believed the state and its people had been so generous to them.
Since its establishment, The Meadows Foundation has given more than $1.25 billion to 3,600 charitable organizations. Grants have been awarded in large urban areas, small rural communities, and every Texas county. The Foundation looks for programs and services that employ imaginative, innovative ways to solve community problems, and promotes projects and capital plans that lead to organizational self-sufficiency and sustainable growth.