L.B. Danford Charitable Trust

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To support education, health, human services, and religious causes located primarily within Brazos County and Grimes County, Texas.

Application deadlines

July 31

Program areas

Human services

States served


Geographic limitations

Other than the charitable organizations specifically named by the donor, grants are limited to Brazos County and Grimes County, Texas.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The L. B. Danford Charitable Trust awards grants for education, health, human services, and religious purposes by benefiting charitable, religious, or governmental organizations primarily located within Brazos County and Grimes County, Texas.


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

In accordance with the donor’s expressed desire, preference may be given to the following charitable organizations:

  • First Baptist Church of Bryan, Texas
  • Crestview Retirement Community of Bryan, Texas (Methodist Retirement Services, Inc.)
  • St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center of Bryan, Texas
  • Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center of Bryan, Texas
  • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center of Houston, Texas

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 7
Average total giving per year: $40,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by July 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in September.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by October for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

A progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The L. B. Danford Charitable Trust was established in the Last Will and Testament of Luther Bernard Danford dated January 23, 1992. Mr. Danford was born on September 21, 1911 in Roans Prairie, Texas and worked for the State Department of Human Resources, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas. Mr. Danford passed away on March 11, 1999 in Bryan, Texas.