Focused Giving for Education, Health, Cultural Institutions and the Community

The Cockrell Foundation provides financial support for charitable organizations, primarily in the Houston area, with focus on higher education, health care, medical research, youth activities and cultural institutions.

Focused giving to The University of Texas at Austin has been used through bequests to create endowments for scholarships and endowed professorial chairs at the school.

The Foundation additionally focuses its gifts on institutions and groups that have been important to the Cockrell family in its history, as well as important to the history of Houston and Texas.