Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels operates on an annual budget of almost $4 million. Fort Bend Seniors maintains a history of reputable accounting practices and budgetary controls. Due to diverse financial support, volunteerism, and fundraising efforts, over 80% of Fort Bend Seniors’ budget supports program services.
Fort Bend Seniors receives funding and support from governmental agencies and foundations such as Houston-Galveston Area Council Agency on Aging, the United Way of Greater Houston, Federal Emergency Management Assistance, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Waller County Commissioners Court, Missouri City Community Development Block Grant, Fort Bend Community Development Block Grant, The George Foundation, corporate donations, civic group donations, and private donations.
These 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 a Spazmatics Concert Fundraiser presented by Staff Force Personnel Services. These, with our Walk for Seniors, and other small events, are paramount in meeting the increasing demand for senior services in Fort Bend and Waller counties.