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. Inquiries from individuals, businesses or entities outside the U.S. will not be returned. If you are trying to reach a McNair business entity, please email info@mcnairinterests.com or call 713-336-7700.

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How may I submit a grant proposal or request?

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Grant proposals are by request only and 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 or personal funding will not receive a response.

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How can someone be considered for a McNair Scholarship?

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Scholarships are for entering freshman students who are non-residents of the university. The scholarships are selected by university and are based on extraordinary academic achievement, qualities of leadership, talent, responsibility, and service to others.

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