Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Fort Bend I S D Education Foundation

We touch every school in Fort Bend ISD

aka Fort Bend Education Foundation

Sugar Land, TX


To enrich and enhance the quality of education for all students in Fort Bend ISD through our grants to teachers and schools programs.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Brenna Cosby

Main Address

Po Box 1004

Sugar Land, TX 77487 USA


Education, Science, Technology, enginering, mathmatics , communications, arts, reading, ELA, bi-linqual, athletics, special education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Since it's inception in 1992, the Fort Bend Education Foundation has served as a powerful catalyst for extraordinary academic achievement. The Foundation supports innovative academic projects and staff development opportunities, that make learning fun and hands on!
But the demands on school districts today are enormous, and budgets can't always keep pace with the individual requests of classroom teachers who want to make innovative education a reality for their students. Delivering this exceptional level of learning is neither easy nor inexpensive.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Grants to Teachers and Schools

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Grants to Teachers and Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context notes

Coding and Robotics Clubs on 65 campuses in Fort Bend due to a partnership with FBEF and a local company. Coding elective on all high school campuses and some middle school campuses.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Each year, the Foundation receives hundreds of applications, representing every school in the district. Every proposal undergoes an extensive review process by the Foundation's Board of Directors, to ensure that strict criteria are met.
The number of grants funded each year is limited only by the amount of money raised by the Foundation.

Funds raised from generous local businesses and individuals are channeled with expert precision directly into classrooms, where talented students are teamed with inspired educators, to achieve levels greater than anything they thought possible.

The Foundation offers the following opportunities for support:

Grants to Teachers and Schools Program
Founders Grants
New Teacher Gifts
Professional Development Grants
Pass thru programs.

Funds are raised through

Annual Campaign
Four Annual fundraisers
Generous donations from private Foundations, individuals and business partners.
Employee giving
Tribute Fund
Employee Discount programs
Business partner events (grand openings, FBISD night at the Rockets, etc.)


Number of grants funded each year.

We update our strategic plan every three years and track each year if we are implementing our action plan and meeting our goals in four critical areas

Finance (including investing for the future)
Community Affairs (volunteer recruitment and community awareness).

Track the number of volunteers joining our Auxiliary and participating in events.

Since inception the Fort Bend Education Foundation has funded over 33 million dollars in grants to the Teachers and Schools in Fort Bend ISD.

For the 2017 year we received the Governor's one star Volunteer award for Partners in Education.

We are proud of the diversity within our organization, and proud to say that in a given year we are honored to have 800 volunteers participate at our various events.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

TEXAS - Governors Onestar Volunteer Award 2016


Fort Bend I S D Education Foundation

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/08/2020


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation
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Disability Status
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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more


We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.

Policies and processes

We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.