What does the McNair Foundation fund?

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The McNair Foundation funds initiatives in four specific areas: McNair Scholarship programs, McNair Centers for Entrepreneurship, McNair Medical Institute, and various community organizations.

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Does the McNair Foundation buy tables at events/galas?

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No, The McNair Foundation does not buy tables. Instead, the Foundation focuses philanthropic efforts on significant, strategic investments in order to create the most impact.

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What is the best way to contact the McNair Foundation?

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Emails related to the Foundation’s charitable giving initiatives may be sent to info@mcnairfoundation.org. Requests for business investment, loans, funding for individuals or non-charitable endeavors will not receive a response. If you are trying to reach a McNair business entity, please email info@mcnair.com or call 713-336-7700.

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How may I submit a grant proposal or request?

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Applications and proposals may only be submitted via our online grants management system and at the request of the McNair Foundation. Unsolicited requests will not be reviewed if sent by email or post.

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Can the Foundation support a business or individual?

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The Foundation is unable to support for profit businesses or individuals. Requests for business investment, loans, funding for individuals or non-charitable endeavors will not receive a response.

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How can someone be considered for a McNair Scholarship?

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The scholarships are selected by the recipient universities and are based on extraordinary academic achievement, qualities of leadership, talent, responsibility and service to others.

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