To support specific charitable organizations named by the donor, as well as other worthy charitable causes in the areas of education, health, and human services, primarily in Brazos County, Texas.
There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust primarily supports organizations located in and serving the residents of Brazos County, Texas.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Co-Trustee
William S. Thornton, Co-Trustee
The Lucille and John B. Dougherty Trust awards grants to specific charitable organizations named by the donor, as well as other worthy charitable causes in the areas of education, health, and human services, There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust primarily supports organizations located in and serving the residents of Brazos 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.
Preference may be given to the following charities (or charities similar in purpose):
- Brazos County United Way
- American Heart Association - Brazos County
- American Cancer Society - Brazos County
- Salvation Army
- United Service Organization (USO)
- College of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- Bryan ISD Education Foundation
Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 19
Average total giving per year: $271,000
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 Lucille and John B. Dougherty Charitable Trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Anna Lucille Dougherty.
Miss Dougherty was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 13, 1911 to Dr. Emmett Parnel Dougherty and Woodie Bennett Dougherty. Miss Dougherty, or “Tissie,” as she was affectionately known to many, was a longtime resident of the Bryan, Texas community and worked as an accountant for the City of Bryan until her retirement. She loved her friends, her community, and her church, First United Methodist Church of Bryan, and she was passionate about education.
Miss Dougherty passed away on November 16, 2006. Both of her parents preceded her in death, as well as her stepfather, David Mitchell Mike, and her brother, John Bennett Dougherty.