The Texas Environmental Grantmakers Group ("Texas EGG") is a loose federation of community, family, and corporate foundations, as well as a few individual donors, who explore the challenges and opportunities for environmental support in the state of Texas.
In June 1996, over 30 foundations and 70 individuals met in Houston to discuss environmental trends and efforts in Texas. Following that meeting, the Texas Environmental Grantmakers Group was formed as an informal effort to educate and link donors who are interested in conservation issues in Texas.
Our interest arose from concern over a variety of environmental problems affecting Texas,and a conviction that there were important links between conservation work and the efforts to develop our communities, educate our children, and protect our families' health.
In short, the conservation field in Texas offers both the need and the opportunity for foundation dollars to make a difference in a number of varied ways. We would welcome your participation and contribution to our discussions and efforts. Please contact any of us if you have questions or suggestions.
Thank you for your interest in the Texas Environmental Grantmakers Group. We hope you'll join us!