Clifton C. and Henryetta C. Doak Charitable Trust

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Mission

To support charitable organizations located primarily in College Station, Texas.

Application deadlines

July 31

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Environment, animals
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit

States served

Texas

Geographic limitations

Grants are limited to specific organizations named by the grantor, as well as other worthy charitable organizations located in College Station, Texas.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Clifton C. and Henryetta C. Doak Charitable Trust awards grants exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes to specific organizations named by the grantor, as well as other worthy charitable organizations located in College Station, Texas.

Requirements

  • 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.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 16
Average total giving per year: $176,000

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.

Communications

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 Clifton C. and Henryetta C. Doak Charitable Trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Henryetta C. Doak in memory of her husband, Clifton C. Doak.

Dr. Clifton C. Doak was born on January 15, 1895 in Hico, Texas. He received his master’s degree in biology from Texas A&M University in 1927 and his doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1933. He became an assistant professor at Texas A&M in 1929 and was head of the Biology Department from 1937 to 1960. After retiring from Texas A&M in 1960, he taught biology at Trinity University for three years.

Dr. Doak was active in the community, serving on the boards of the Bryan Boys Club, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, and the Bryan Rotary Club. He was also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Botanical Society of America, and he was past president of the Texas Academy of Science. Dr. Doak died on February 27, 1985, at the age of 90.

Mrs. Doak was born on April 10, 1904 in Winona, Texas. She graduated from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas and became an elementary school teacher. Other than her interests in teaching and gardening, her life was dedicated to the support of her husband in his career and his community volunteer work. She died on February 27, 1992, at the age of 87.

The Clifton C. and Henryetta C. Doak Charitable Trust serves as a legacy to Dr. and Mrs. Doak’s mutual concern for the community in which they lived for many years.