Marshall and Ellen Peters Family Foundation

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To support qualified charitable organizations whose principal activities occur in Brazos County, Texas and any churches or agencies of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., including those located in Brazos or Grimes County, Texas.

Annual application deadlines

July 31

Program areas

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

States served


Geographic limitations

The Foundation primarily supports organizations located in and serving the residents of Brazos County, Texas.


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  • 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 total giving per year: $50,000

Annual 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 the fall of each year.


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

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Marshall and Ellen Peters Family Foundation was created by Ellen Bookman Peters of Bryan, Texas. The Foundation primarily supports organizations located in and serving the residents of Brazos County, Texas.

Mrs. Peters was born on October 5, 1911, in Navasota, Texas.  She married Marshall Curtis Peters in 1933, and he preceded her in death in 1981.

Mrs. Peters was a lifelong and active Presbyterian in the First Presbyterian Church in Navasota and in the First Presbyterian Church of Bryan following her family move to the Bryan area in 1945. She was an Elder and President of the Women of the Church, as well as Circle Chairman.

A graduate of Trinity University in 1923 when it was located in Waxahachie, Texas, she was an enthusiastic supporter of higher education for many years.  She created with her husband two President’s Endowed Scholarships at Texas A&M University and provided the first Rudder Corp of Cadets Scholarship at Texas A&M in memory of Marshall Peters.  She was also one of the original underwriters of the Heritage Park development in Bryan, an Honorary Chairman of the St. Joseph Hospital Bash, a longtime supporter of the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center, a Charter Member of the Bryan-College Station Junior League, and Past-President and fifty-year member of The Woman’s Club of Bryan.

Mrs. Peters died on November 4, 2004.  Her legacy continues through the Foundation’s support of the Brazos County, Texas community.