Bluebonnet Society of

Austin County Charities

The following charities will be supported this year:

  • 1861 Pilgrim Rest Cemetery

  • Animal Friends Shelter

  • Austin County Fair Assn.

  • Austin County Friends of Lifeline

  • Austin County Jail Museum Assn.

  • Bellville Christian Food Pantry

  • Bellville Hospital Foundation

  • Bellville Turnverein Restoration Project

  • Bellville Volunteer Fire Dept.

  • Bellville Young Life

  • Boys And Girls Clubs of Austin County

  • BSA Troop 36

  • Casa For Kids

  • Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Dept.

  • Christmas Wish Foundation

  • Cub Scout Pack 116

  • HOA, Inc.

  • Industry Volunteer Fire Dept.

  • New Ulm Volunteer Fire Dept.

  • Pups – Prevent Unwanted Pets

  • Sealy Christian Pantry

  • Sealy Fire Department/Austin County Emer. Services

  • WECCO (West End Christian Coop)

Additional charities are supported from funds raised during the Bluebonnet Ball in March.

Learn more about our Charities and what they do for our community!

The following charities have received support from the Bluebonnet Society:

 

Criteria for Charity Selection

Each year over 30 Austin County 501(c)3 organizations submit an application to the board of Directors for consideration. The Board examines and determines whether they comply with the criteria set by the Bluebonnet Society and stated in the by-laws. All charities must be approved in advance by the IRS as a Charitable organization in full compliance with Section 501(c)3 of the internal revenue code with primary office and function in Austin County, Texas and must submit proof with it’s application. All charities who submit an application for funds to the Directors must meet the definition of a charity as;

  • kindness or help for the needy, suffering, handicapped, community protection or community beautification
  • an institution engaged in relief of the poor, health care providers, community protection, senior citizens, arts
  • public provision for the relief of the poor, health care providers, community services, historical preservation
  • a gift for public benevolent purposes as hereinbefore defined

Charity Forms

All charities must submit the Application for Funds to be considered.

Charity Committee Chairmen

For more information on our charity selection, please contact Julie Nelson.

Please return all completed applications along with a copy of the organization’s tax status to: PO Box 92 Bellville, Texas 77418