Clean Energy
The foundation understands Texas has a tremendous opportunity to benefit from a clean energy economy and is committed to promoting energy efficiency and minimizing the air and water impacts from energy production.
Cooks Branch Conservancy
Cook's Branch offers a rare glimpse into what a century of regeneration looks like in the East Texas Piney Woods eco-region. The foundation's award-winning 6,000-acre nature conservancy exemplifies extraordinary habitat management and wildlife conservation on private land.
Galveston
In 2019, the foundation will formally launch a grantmaking program that honors George and Cynthia Mitchell’s interest in and love for the community of Galveston. The program’s long-term objective is to drive a general transformation of the island.
Land Conservation
Scheduled to formally launch in 2019, the Land Conservation program’s goal is the permanent conservation of priority lands and systemic science-driven stewardship of private lands that ensures healthy waters and abundant habitat.
Shale Sustainability
The foundation focuses on improving the governance of shale development in addition to supporting efforts to reduce the negative environmental and community impacts of shale gas development.
Sustainability Education
The foundation seeks to expand the sustainability science approach to solving complex, interrelated economic, social, and environmental problems by educating a new generation of leaders via a state-of-the-art, Texas-wide academic network.
Water
The foundation aims to increase the scientific understanding of water issues in Texas through its Grand Challenges initiative—a means of designing effective policy that meets the water quantity needs of the environment.

The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation is a mission‐driven grantmaking foundation that seeks innovative, sustainable solutions for human and environmental problems.

The foundation works as an engine of change in both policy and practice in Texas, supporting high-impact projects at the nexus of environmental protection, social equity, and economic vibrancy.

 Read More > 

current ProgramsA Legacy of Philanthropy

Current Initiatives

A Legacy of Philanthropy

timeline
© 2012-2017 Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.