Fort Bend Seniors receives annual support from the Houston-Galveston Area Council Agency on Aging, Texas Department of Human Services Community Development, the United Way of Greater Houston, Federal Emergency Management Assistance, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Waller County Commissioners Court, Sugar Land Community Development Block Grant, Missouri City Community Development Block Grant, Fort Bend Community Development Block Grant, The George Foundation, corporate donations, civic group donations, and private donations.
The above sources do not meet the budgetary requirements of the agency.
Additional avenues of financial support of Fort Bend Seniors include planned giving and memorial gifts. These programs provide donors opportunities to support Fort Bend Seniors through regular planned donations as well as honoring/remembering family, friends and others and specific times.
Fort Bend Seniors’ board of directors, staff, volunteers, and community members also organize two major fundraising events each year – Cinco de Mayo hosted by La Cocina Mexican Restaurant, and More than a Meal Luncheon (previously, our annual Mad Hatter Adventure was the main fundraising event). These, and other small events, are paramount in meeting the increasing demand for senior services in Fort Bend and Waller counties.
Traditionally, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels operates on an annual budget of $2 million. Due to diverse financial support, volunteerism, and fundraising efforts, over 80% of Fort Bend Seniors’ budget supports program services.
Fort Bend Seniors has maintained a history of reputable accounting practices and budgetary control (methodical control of an organization’s operations through the establishment of standards and targets regarding income and expenditures and a continuous monitoring and adjustment of performance against them).
2019 Coming soon!* | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
* 2019 results are delayed due to Covid, please reach out to Leah Ghobrial for more information