“Raul appreciated that the greatest gift any community can provide for its children is a solid education upon which to build successful and productive lives. He would be proud to know that his gift, the Foundation born from his legacy, supports youth programs and scholarships helping Valley communities achieve that goal.”
The mission of The Tijerina Foundation is to enrich the lives of people living in south Texas through grants:
The Tijerina Foundation supports a world of learning at The Children’s Museum of Brownsville, which offers hands-on creative and interactive exhibits, workshops and special events to children and families of the Rio Grande Valley.
“We are so honored to have such a supportive foundation that has allowed the Children’s Museum to make an impact in the lives of future generations.”
FELIPE PENA III
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF BROWNSVILLE
“The Tijerina Foundation’s support for our Outreach Program has made it possible to deliver the best of the Girl Scout experience to girls, ages 5-17, living in socio-economically challenged areas at no cost to the girls or their families. Your generosity has empowered Girl Scouts in the Rio Grande Valley with courage, confidence, character and leadership skills.”
VERONICA M. GARCIA
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER SOUTH TEXAS
“The Tijerina Foundation has enabled Arte Público Press to provide outstanding and award-winning books and to bring published authors to schools and libraries that otherwise would have no access to such resources. You’ve made it possible for Arte Público Press to team-up with local teachers to improve literacy, to encourage a love for books and creative writing, and to enrich children’s educational experience and lives beyond measure.”
NICOLÁS KANELLOS, PH.D.
DIRECTOR OF ARTE PÚBLICO PRESS
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
The Tijerina Foundation provides academic scholarships to highly qualified students, including the first-ever full-ride Medical School Scholarship for study at Texas A & M University Medical School.
“The Tijerina Scholarship has given me the chance to pursue my dreams, and represent a growing population of Latina women in medicine. I use your support as motivation every day to stay focused on my long-term goal. You have truly changed my life and narrowed the gap between impossible and possible.”
TIJERINA FOUNDATION FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT AT
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL
Sunshine Haven’s special care facilities, staff and volunteers offer 24-hour palliative care in a peaceful, residential setting for terminally ill patients, all at no cost to the patients or their families.
“Support and funding from the Tijerina Foundation has allowed us to fulfill the mission so clearly defined by our founder, Lois Del Castillo: ‘compassionate, competent and dignified end-of-life care for patients in their greatest time of need’.”
SUNSHINE HAVEN, INC.
Fascinating exhibits introduce visitors to a place with a history like no other at the Museum of South Texas History, which receives funding from The Tijerina Foundation.
“The puppet theatre project, which the Foundation funded, has and continues to enchant and educate audiences of all ages. The monthly performances are literally packing them into our Courtyard Gallery. Thank you again for… your support of [our] mission to preserve and present the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.”
MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS HISTORY
“The Tijerina Foundation has made it possible for thousands of Valley children to enjoy the magic of the Rio Grande Valley Ballet’s “Nutcracker”, the classic Christmas fairytale. Your gift has permitted these kids to experience live ballet in a performing arts theatre – something they’ve probably never seen and are not likely to forget – and inspired and awakened them to the enduring beauty of classical music and performing arts.”
RIO GRANDE VALLEY BALLET