The John M. O’Quinn Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $1,090,000in grants to more than a dozen Houston-based nonprofit organizations, including groups that provide health care, educational services and other assistance for at-risk children and families.

The largest of the December 2011 grants include $500,000 for The Children’s Assessment Center in Houston, $180,000 for First Baptist Church in Pollock, La., and $100,000 for The Joy School in Houston.

Other grant recipients include Arrow Child & Family Ministries; Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids; Dress for Success; Legacy Community Health Services; March of Dimes; Mental Health America of Greater Houston; The Menninger Clinic; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Pathways for Little Feet; Texas Heart Institute; and Yellowstone Academy.

“John O’Quinn was incredibly generous to nonprofit organizations throughout his life, and we are honored to continue that legacy in his name,” says Rob Wilson III, President of The John M. O’Quinn Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support these wonderful groups in their efforts to improve our community.”

The John M. O’Quinn Foundation provides grants on a quarterly basis, and has awarded $2,978,500 to nonprofits in 2011. Other organizations receiving 2011 grants include Bridges to Life; Camp Aranzazu; CanCare; Chinquapin School; Cornerstone Recovery; Council on Alcohol & Drugs Houston; Crime Stoppers of Houston; Cristo Ray Jesuit College Preparatory School; DePelchin Children’s Center; Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance; Donald B. Cowan Legacy Choir; Foundation for Teen Health; Hope Stone Inc.; Houston Center for Photography; inZONE Foundation; Memorial Hermann Foundation; Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences; Sam Houston Area Council of Boy Scouts of America; San Jacinto Battleground Association; Sight Into Sound; St. Martin’s Episcopal Church; University of St. Thomas; University of Texas Health Science Center; and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Established in 1986 by the late Houston trial lawyer, The John M. O’Quinn Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the Houston area and across the country dedicated to the care of abused children, the support of those struggling with addiction, medical research and educational endeavors.

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