Tyrous R. Williams and Ruth F. Williams Charitable Trust

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To support health and human services in Brazos County, Texas; preferably to assist needy heart and cancer patients and cancer research.

Application deadlines

July 31

Program areas

Human services

States served


Geographic limitations

Brazos County, Texas


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Tyrous R. Williams and Ruth F. Williams Charitable Trust awards grants in Brazos County, Texas; primarily, to assist needy heart and cancer patients, and cancer research.


  • 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 wishes, preference may be given to requests for the following purposes/organizations:

  • Assistance to needy cancer patients from Brazos County and any cancer research going on in Brazos County, Texas
  • Assistance to needy heart patients from Brazos County, Texas

NOTE: Other charitable causes in Brazos County, Texas will also be considered if there are funds available.


The foundation does not fund requests to support endowments.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 5
Average total giving per year: $55,000

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.

About the Foundation

The Tyrous R. Williams and Ruth F. Williams Charitable Trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Tyrous R. Williams dated September 1, 1993.

Tyrous Reo Williams was born in Henderson, Texas on August 28, 1917. He attended Texas A&M University. Mr. Williams married Emma Ruth Freeman on August 31, 1938, and moved to Houston, Texas where he was in sales for Reed Roller Bit and Baker Hughes.

After retirement Tyrous and Ruth moved to the Edge Community near Bryan, Texas where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Williams passed away on March 10, 2006 in Bryan, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth and son, John Mark Williams.