Our Story

Madison Cooper, Jr. established the Cooper Foundation in 1943 as a tribute to his parents Madison A. Cooper and Martha Roane Cooper. His vision was to “make Waco a better or more desirable city in which to live.” Over the years, Cooper Foundation has contributed over $28 million to fulfill his wish, reminding us of the powerful impact just one person can have on a community.

Trustees and Staff

The Cooper Foundation has a small, dedicated staff that is here to serve the community. We encourage our nonprofit colleagues to become engaged with our staff to discuss emergent concerns and opportunities. Take a moment to learn more about us.

As I think I have made plain frequently, I want Cooper Foundation to be an active living part of the City of Waco in its development along all beneficial lines, functional as well as cultural.

Madison Cooper

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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING DEADLINES

Letters of Inquiry (LOI) are due on the following dates through our online grant making system. Visit our grants page to learn more about the process of applying.

September 12, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 18, 2019
January 9, 2020
February 13, 2020
March 12, 2020

General Inquiry