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 opportunities to financially support 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.
In addition to these sources, Fort Bend Seniors’ board of directors, staff, and volunteers organize two major fundraising events each year – Cinco de Mayo put on by La Cocina Mexican Restaurant, and our new More than a Meal Luncheon (previously, our annual Mad Hatter Adventure was the main fundraising event). This event is paramount in helping us continue to successfully meet 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.
As you will see, 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).
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