It is the primary goal of Texas Crab Festival Charities (TCFC) to increase educational and career opportunities for Bolivar Peninsula residents and support local organizations that further the goal of improving the lives of the residents of Bolivar Peninsula. Funding is available to Bolivar Peninsula residents of all ages. There are no restrictions based on an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.
LEARN MORE TO EARN MORE
Grants for Peninsula Residents of all ages to attend a university, community college, trade school or accredited courses for the purpose of career improvement or enhanced employment opportunity.
LEARN MORE TO EARN MORE (Teacher Educational Assistance)
Financial assistance for teachers from Crenshaw School and High Island School to attend classes for career improvement.
Grants for Peninsula youth to attend educational camps. The youth of Bolivar Peninsula do not have the same educational opportunities afforded youth of more developed areas. Educational camps provide learning and character building programs to underserved youth.
Grants for local schools, charitable and faith based organizations offering programs consistent with the goals of Texas Crab Festival Charities.
WORKING TOWARD YOUR FUTURE
Grants for salary assistance to local employers to provide training for unskilled or underskilled job seekers. Partial salary reimbursement is given to a selected local employer that hires a designated applicant and trains them in a job skill that will improve their employability in the local economy. Typical on the job training may be electrical, plumbing, and construction trades, among others.
A HAND UP
One-time emergency disbursements to help Peninsula residents who have a temporary financial challenge.
TEXAS CRAB FESTIVAL CHARITIES APPLICATION PROCESS
TCFC recruits potential recipients of Grants through consultation with local business’, church leaders, school principals and counselors, presentations at public meetings, media articles, postings throughout the community and at the annual Mother’s Day Weekend Texas Crab Festival. ~ 100% of net Texas Crab Festival proceeds fund our Texas Crab Festival Charities Grant Programs to improve lives on Bolivar Peninsula.
Applicant must submit the application completely and include all documents requested in order to be considered for a Financial assistance/Grant award. Applications are available online:
Mail application and attached requested documents to P.O. Box 2002, Crystal Beach, TX 77650, or, hand deliver to Chamber of Commerce Office, 1750 Hwy.87, Attention: Texas Crab Festival Charities.
TCFC SELECTION AND EVALUATION CRITERIA
TCFC Board of Directors serves as Selection Committee to recommend based on:
- Peninsula Residency
- Financial Need (including special circumstances)
- Future Plans and Ambition
- Written Recommendations
TCFC Grant Applicant will signify agreement and certify that all responses are true and factual on Application form as indicated. TCFC Committee will notify applicant once the review and scoring process is complete. If awarded a TCFC Grant, TCFC Treasurer will send a “Letter of Acceptance” identifying responsibility and accountability requirements.
The number of grants awarded annually will be determined by the total funding available resulting from all TCFC fundraising activities. Progress of recipients is monitored and regularly reviewed. If applicant does not complete commitments as agreed, the Selection Committee has the right to return the remainder of the Grant designated back to the Texas Crab Festival Charities reserve funds.