The John M. O'Quinn Foundation in Houston, Texas, has announced grants totaling more than $1 million to fourteen local nonprofits.
Established in 1986 by the late John M. O'Quinn, a Houston trial lawyer, the foundation supports nonprofits dedicated to the care of abused children and individuals struggling with addiction, medical research, and groups working to provide educational services and health care. Fourth-quarter grant recipients include the Houston-based Children's Assessment Center, which was awarded $500,000; the First Baptist Church in Pollock, Louisiana, which received $180,000; and the Joy School in Houston, which was awarded $100,000. With the latest round of grants, the foundation has awarded a total of almost $3 million in 2011.
"John O'Quinn was incredibly generous to nonprofit organizations throughout his life, and we are honored to continue that legacy in his name," said O'Quinn Foundation president Rob Wilson III. "We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support these wonderful groups in their efforts to improve our community."