Why Choose Waco Foundation

The late George Chase, Mrs. Ellender Chase and Felicia Chase Goodman, Executive Director of the Cooper Foundation
The late George Chase, Mrs. Ellender Chase and Felicia Chase Goodman, Executive Director of the Cooper Foundation, represent Waco's generational philanthropy.

Waco Foundation's mission is to promote solutions to community challenges, strengthen local nonprofits, engage philanthropists and manage charitable assets in order to improve quality of life in McLennan County. In alliance with our mission, we help generous people like you build legacies that benefit both the present and the future of McLennan County.

As Waco’s community foundation, we use our expertise to help people give back to the Waco community through grantmaking and assistance programs for local nonprofits. It is our responsibility to provide you with personalized support to enable you to donate to the Waco community effectively. We are available to give as much or as little support as you would like and have knowledgeable staff that can educate you on the different ways you can give to the Foundation and local nonprofits.

Waco Foundation offers donors their choice of several fund types to meet their philanthropic needs. We currently manage over 185 funds, all in existence for the betterment of the Waco community.

Whatever your philanthropic needs, it is Waco Foundation's charitable mission to help you make a positive, lasting impression on our community.

Waco Foundation Offers


Our staff will customize a giving plan unique to your needs that accomplishes your charitable goals.


Waco Foundation is governed by our Board of Trustees which is comprised of local, civic-minded leaders who serve without compensation for a maximum of ten years. We are audited annually by Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, P.C. and maintain a CPA on staff. We also meet expectations set forth by the National Standards of Community Foundations.

Local expertise

For over 50 years we have partnered with area nonprofits and donors to improve the overall quality of life in McLennan County. Our Board and staff know the nonprofits in our community and we are committed to helping our donors understand the strengths and needs of each organization.


Waco Foundation, like other community foundations, is designed to exist in perpetuity. Your charitable giving is guaranteed to make a difference for generations to come.


Your preference for anonymity and confidentiality is our priority, and we ensure your wishes are respected and honored.

Phone: 254-754-3404
Fax: 254-753-2887


1227 N. Valley Mills Drive
Suite 235
Waco, TX 76710

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