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The Boyd & Evelyn Mullen Foundation

Proposal due July 31
Program type Education; Human Services; Health; Medical Research; Religion-Related
Area served TX
Restrictions Priority for Houston, TX area
Grant history

Mission

Mrs. Evelyn Mullen and her husband Boyd owned a car dealership in Pasadena, Texas. Throughout their lives, the Mullens were involved in their community and strove to meet its changing needs. Mrs. Mullen dreamed of going to college to study nursing, but while she did not have an opportunity to do so, she became a strong advocate for education during her lifetime.

The Boyd & Evelyn Mullen Foundation was established to support charitable organizations in Texas, with a priority for the Houston area, endeavoring to advance education, literary studies, science, and religion, thereby improving the welfare of those in need. Specific areas of funding interest include education via college scholarships; disaster relief; enriching the lives of the blind and visually impaired; meeting the needs of homeless men, women and children; and medical research with a focus on nutrition.

Guidelines

While continuing Mrs. Mullen's important work by supporting organizations fitting the mission she outlined, she also wanted the Foundation to adapt to the demands of the present day, therefore Trustees established the priorities noted on this page. These areas of focus may be adjusted from time to time to address the most pressing challenges facing residents of Houston and surrounding areas.

Education. The Foundation is devoted to encouraging the pursuit of higher education among the less fortunate. To accomplish this goal, the Foundation will:

  • Support organizations that provide scholarships to deserving students attending Texas colleges and universities
  • Support programs that help deserving students succeed in high school so that they can go on to college
  • Support programs that seek to increase college graduation rates of deserving students attending Texas colleges

Literary studies. The Foundation seeks to fund programs in fields such as classics, history, history of art, musicology, philosophy, religious studies and all areas of literary studies, including the study of foreign literatures.

Disaster preparedness and relief. The Foundation is dedicated to providing support, relief and recovery in the wake of domestic natural disasters (cyclones, earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis) and other tragedies.

Human services. The goal of the Foundation is to fund programs designed to provide social enrichment to individuals in the community. Grants are awarded to programs that help the hungry, disabled and homeless, as well as abused women and children.

Medical research. Medical research is vital to improving human health, as it brings about a better understanding of the cause and effect of complex diseases. The Foundation will fund organizations that conduct medical research in the field of nutrition.

Science. The Foundation is devoted to supporting programs aimed at advancing promising research and technological developments that have the potential to expand knowledge, improve health and protect the environment. Support will also be provided for programs that enhance science education and learning.

Religion. The Foundation is committed to funding programs that reinvigorate religious life in the Houston area and connect people with a community of faith. The Foundation believes that such a connection (regardless of creed or denomination) reinforces ethical behavior and motivates active engagement driven by a concern for others. These desired outcomes cut across all of the Foundation's areas of interest.

Proposals are due on July 31. Grants are made to support primarily operating and program/project needs, but requests for 1-time capital improvements may also be considered. Grants typically range between $5,000 and $30,000. Most grants are awarded for 1 year in duration, although occasionally the Foundation may request a multi-year proposal from certain organizations.

  • Grants for individuals or for endowment campaigns are not considered
  • Only 1 request will be accepted from an organization during a 12-month period

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.