Each year, the Terrell Foundation awards grants to Stephenville area charitable organizations and civic efforts. The Terrell Foundation will make its 2018 grant awards in December. 

The Terrell Foundation was formed 67 years ago by Stephenville physician J.C. Terrell in honor of his parents, Will and Edith Terrell. The purpose of the Terrell Foundation has always been to serve the betterment of the Stephenville community. 

Since its formation in 1951, the Terrell Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $633,000 to 106 Stephenville area entities. Total grants of $18,000 were awarded in 2017. 

Recipients have included Boy Scouts of America Texas Trails Council, Heart of Texas Council of the Girl Scouts of America, Stephenville Soccer Association, Wesley Foundation at TSU, Treehouse Afterschool Program, H.O.P.E., SISD Special Education Banquet, Ramsey Cemetery, Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, Erath County Humane Society, PAWS, Stephenville Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Stephenville Historical House Museum - Oxford House Preservation Project, Mistletoe Hut – Girl Scout Hut of Erath Co/Stephenville, Keep Stephenville Beautiful, and First United Methodist Church Stephenville – Community School Supplies. 

Current board members of the Terrell Foundation are Nicki Beth Jones, Penny Elliott, Kendall Nix, Alisa Terrell Starbird, Gary Sult and Frank Terrell and David Castleberry.

Grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) charitable entities. Requests for grants to be awarded in December 2018 may be made in writing to the Terrell Foundation in care of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Co., N.A., PO Box 998, Stephenville, Texas 76401. 

The deadline for requests is Nov. 2. Applicants should be Stephenville area entities with a focus on arts, human and social services, health and medical research, education, animal welfare, religion, science, community development, civic activities or the environment.