Supporting Education and the Arts
 
History of The Long Foundation

The Long Foundation, which was originally known as The Joe R. and Teresa L. Long Foundation for the Arts, was established in 1999. The Foundation was set up by Joe and Teresa Long as a nonprofit corporation run by its members. It was established as a private operating foundation for the purpose of collecting fine art, setting up an art museum, and educating the public about art. For almost two years, the Foundation pursued this purpose.

In 2001, the members of the Foundation determined that the Foundation's assets could have a more significant effect within the charitable community if its assets were dedicated to a more broadly based charitable use as opposed to being limited to the education about, and display of, art. Therefore, in April 2001, the Foundation began functioning as a private family foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Its purpose shifted to include education in general (and the removal of barriers to education) as well as the visual and performing arts. In support of its broader purpose, in July 2001, the Foundation changed its name from "The Joe R. and Teresa L. Long Foundation for the Arts" to "The Long Foundation."

In January 2002, The Long Foundation announced its first major funding program, The Lozano Long Promise to Texas Hispanic Youth Program. This dedicated program of the Foundation funded grants that seek to benefit Texas Hispanic youth. Since its inception, The Lozano Long Promise to Texas Hispanic Youth Program has been the primary funding vehicle for the Foundation's grants. Because almost all of the Foundation's funding was being directed through the Lozano Long Promise Program, the management of The Long Foundation decided to remove the cumbersome name of the program, but keep its funding requirements and goals. This was implemented in 2009, for the 2010 grant cycle.

In May, 2005, the Members of The Long Foundation established a Board of Directors to oversee the management of the Foundation. In 2017, the Board of Directors decided to focus its funding activities primarily to the Austin Metropolitan area.

The Long Foundation's funding history for the past seven years is as follows:

2017 Totaling $333,000
$55,000 Matching grant to the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts in support of its Austin Soundwaves program
$50,000 Matching grant to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen for funding scholarships to full and part-time students
$50,000 The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley as the third payment of a five-year endowment grant funding a Distinguished Professorship in Neurosciences.
$21,000 The University of Texas at El Paso in support of its Academic Scholarship program
$20,000 The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley funding a scholarship at its new School of Medicine
$14,000 The University of Texas at Austin in support of its Literacy First program (f/k/a its ACE program)
$14,000 CASA of Travis County, Inc. in support of its Hispanic Mentoring Recruitment Initiative
$14,000 AVANCE-Austin in support of its Parent-Child Education programs
$10,000 PelotonU in support of its Online College Education program
$10,000 Safe Alliance (f/k/a SafePlace) in support of its educational programs for youths and children
$10,000 Con mi MADRE in general support of tis programs
$10,000 SSP Learning Center in support of its Early Childhood Education program
$10,000 GEN (f/k/a GENaustin) in support of its 180 program
$10,000 College Forward in general support of its Austin area programs
$10,000 Breakthrough-Austin in support of its summer program at the University of Texas at Austin
$10,000 Center for Child Protection of Austin in support of its Family Advocate Program
$10,000 Capital IDEA of Austin in support of is education programs
$5,000 Austin Classical Guitar in support of its educational programs for youths in underserved Austin area schools and centers
2016 Totaling $359,500
$55,000 Matching grant to the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts in support of its Austin Soundwaves program
$50,000 Matching grant to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen for funding scholarships to full and part-time students
$50,000 The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley as the second payment of a five-year endowment grant funding a Distinguished Professorship in Neurosciences.
$25,000 University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Education for scholarships to students within The Academy for Teacher Excellence and who are participating in their student teaching internship
$24,000 The University of Texas at El Paso in support of its Academic Scholarship program
$20,000 The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley funding a scholarship at its new School of Medicine
$17,000 Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts in support of its Austin Soundwaves program
$15,000 Austin Partners in Education in support of its 2nd Grade Campaneros en Lectura Reading program
$15,000 AVANCE-Austin in support of its Parent-Child Education programs
$15,000 CASA of Travis County, Inc. in support of its Hispanic Mentoring Recruitment Initiative
$15,000 The University of Texas at Austin in support of its ACE program
$12,000 SafePlace in support of its educational programs for youths and children
$10,000 Capital IDEA of Austin in support of is education programs
$10,000 Center for Child Protection of Austin in support of its Family Advocate Program
$10,000 College Forward in general support of its Austin area programs
$10,000 Con mi MADRE in general support of tis programs
$10,000 GENaustin in support of its 180 program
$10,000 SSP Learning Center in support of its Early Childhood Education program
$500 Austin Community Foundation in support of its hosting the Area Foundation monthly meetings
2015 Totaling $380,500
$50,000 Matching grant to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen for funding scholarships to full and part-time students
$50,000 Matching grant to Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts in support of its Austin Soundwaves program
$50,000 The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley as the first payment of a multi-year endowment grant funding a Distinguished Professorship in Neurosciences
$25,000 University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Education for scholarships to students within The Academy for Teacher Excellence and who are participating in their student teaching internship
$24,000 The University of Texas at El Paso in support of its Academic Scholarship program
$20,000 The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley funding a scholarship at its new School of Medicine
$17,000 Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts in support of its Austin Soundwaves program
$15,000 Austin Partners in Education in support of its 2nd Grade Campaneros en Lectura Reading program
$15,000 AVANCE-Austin in support of its Parent-Child Education programs
$15,000 CASA of Travis County, Inc. in support of its Hispanic Mentoring Recruitment Initiative
$15,000 The University of Texas at Austin in support of its ACE program
$12,000 Breakthrough-Austin in support of its summer program at the University of Texas at Austin
$12,000 SafePlace in support of its educational programs for youths and children
$10,000 Capital IDEA of Austin in support of is education programs
$10,000 Center for Child Protection of Austin in support of its Family Advocate Program
$10,000 College Forward in general support of its Austin area programs
$10,000 Con mi MADRE in general support of its programs
$10,000 GENaustin in support of its 180 program
$10,000 SSP Learning Center in support of its Early Childhood Education program
$500 Austin Community Foundation in support of its hosting the Area Foundation monthly meetings
2014 Totaling $382,000
$100,000 Matching grant to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen for funding scholarships to full and part-time students
$50,000 Matching grant to Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts in support of its Austin Soundwaves program
$24,000 The University of Texas at El Paso in support of its Academic Scholarship program
$24,000 The University of Texas Pan American Foundation in support of U.T.-Pan American”s Premedical Honors College program
$20,000 The University of Texas at Brownsville in support of its Office of Health Professions Careers
$17,000 University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Education for scholarships to students within The Academy for Teacher Excellence and who are participating in their student teaching internship
$12,000 University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Engineering for scholarships to students within its Transfer Academy for Engineers
$10,000 Austin Partners in Education in support of its 2nd Grade Campaneros en Lectura Reading program
$10,000 AVANCE-Austin in support of its Parent-Child Education programs
$10,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas in support of its Hispanic Initiative
$10,000 BookSpring of Austin in general support of its reading programs
$10,000 Breakthrough-Austin in support of its summer program at the University of Texas at Austin
$10,000 Capital IDEA of Austin in support of is education programs
$10,000 CASA of Travis County, Inc. in support of its Hispanic Mentoring Recruitment Initiative
$10,000 Center for Child Protection of Austin in support of its Family Advocate Program
$10,000 College Forward in general support of its Austin area programs
$10,000 Con mi MADRE in general support of its programs
$10,000 SafePlace in support of its educational programs for youths and children
$10,000 SSP Learning Center in support of its Early Childhood Education program
$5,000 Austin Children”s Shelter in general support of its programs
$5,000 Foundation Communities in support of its St. Elmo Area Learning Centers
$5,000 GENaustin in support of its 180 program
2013 Totaling $387,500
$100,000 Matching grant to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen for funding scholarships to full and part-time students
$75,000 Matching grant to the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts in support of its Austin Soundwaves program
$24,000 The University of Texas at El Paso in support of its Academic Scholarship program
$24,000 The University of Texas Pan American Foundation in support of U.T.-Pan American’s Premedical Honors College program
$20,000 The University of Texas at Brownsville in support of its Office of Health Professions Careers
$12,000 University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Education for scholarships to students within The Academy for Teacher Excellence and who are participating in their student teaching internship
$12,000 University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Engineering for scholarships to students within its Transfer Academy for Engineers
$10,000 Austin Children’s Shelter in general support of its programs
$10,000 Austin College as an endowment to support yearly summer internships for students involved in the Southwestern and Mexican Studies program
$10,000

Austin Partners in Education in support of its 2nd Grade Campaneros en Lectura Reading program

$10,000 AVANCE-Austin in support of its Parent-Child Education programs
$10,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas in support of its Hispanic Initiative
$10,000 BookSpring of Austin in general support of its reading programs
$10,000

Breakthrough-Austin in support of its summer program at the University of Texas at Austin

$10,000 Capital Area Food Bank in support of its Kids Café program
$10,000 Capital IDEA of Austin in support of is education programs
$10,000 CASA of Travis County, Inc. in support of its Hispanic Mentoring Recruitment Initiative
$10,000

Center for Child Protection of Austin in support of its Family Advocate Program

$10,000 College Forward in general support of its Austin area programs
$500

Austin Community Foundation in support of its hosting the Area Foundation monthly meetings

2012 Totaling $333,000
$100,000 Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
$50,000 Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts
$24,000 The University of Texas at El Paso
$24,000 The University of Texas Pan American Foundation
$15,000 The University of Texas at Brownsville
$10,000 Austin College
$10,000 AVANCE-Austin
$10,000

BookSpring of Austin in general support of its reading programs

$10,000 Breakthrough-Austin
$10,000 Center for Child Protection of Austin
$10,000 College Forward of Austin
$10,000 Capital IDEA of Austin
$10,000 The University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Education
$10,000 The University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Engineering
$10,000 Texas Women’s University
$5,000 Volunteer Healthcare Clinic of Austin
$5,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
$5,000 CASA of Travis County, Inc.  
$5,000 Austin Children’s Shelter
2011 Totaling $276,000
$100,000 Matching grant to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen for funding scholarships to full and part-time students
$24,000   The University of Texas at El Paso in support of its Academic Scholarship program
$24,000 The University of Texas Pan American Foundation in support of U.T.-Pan American’s Premedical Honors College program
$24,000 The University of Texas at Brownsville in support of its Office of Health Professions Careers
$10,000  Austin College as an endowment to support yearly summer internships for students involved in the Southwestern and Mexican Studies program
$10,000 University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Education for scholarships to students within The Academy for Teacher Excellence and who are participating in their student teaching internship
$10,000  Austin Community Foundation for the benefit of Con Mi MADRE and its Hispanic Mother-Daughter program
$10,000  BookSpring of Austin in general support of its reading programs
$10,000  College Forward of Austin in support of its parent education and support programs
$10,000 Capital IDEA of Austin in support of is education programs
$10,000 AVANCE-Austin in support of its Parent-Child Education programs
$8,000 The Volunteer Healthcare Clinic of Austin in general support of its programs
$5,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas in support of its Hispanic Initiative
$5,000 CASA of Travis County, Inc. in support of its Hispanic Mentoring Recruitment Initiative
$5,000 Austin Children’s Shelter in support of its Teen Mother Program
$5,000   Breakthrough-Austin in support of its Summer Program at the University of Texas at Austin
$5,000 Center for Child Protection of Austin in support of its Family Advocate Program
$1,000 GenAustin

          

 


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