The Raul Tijerina Jr. Foundation

“From young children to college students, Raul believed that education would help people in the Valley step out of impoverished areas.”


Our Mission

The mission of The Tijerina Foundation is to enrich life in South Texas by supporting and encouraging organizations that promote and advance:

  • Youth, education and literacy
  • Health and wellness
  • Community development and community service
  • Culture, arts, history and heritage
  • Nature and environmental conservation

Our Vision

A valley-wide community strengthened and empowered by diverse, nonprofit organizations and programs dedicated to advancing the literacy, health, prosperity and pride of the people of South Texas.