Seven Trustees oversee the Foundation’s work and serve without compensation even though their appointment exacts a generous amount of time.

Virginia DuPuy
DuPuy Oxygen & Supply

Michael Morrison
Baylor University

Roland A. Goertz, MD
Waco Family Health Center, Retired

William A. Nesbitt
Central National Bank

Dale Fisseler
City of Waco, Retired

Sharon Shields, PhD
La Vega ISD

David Lacy
Community Bank & Trust


Felicia Chase Goodman
Executive Director

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Kelly Ezell
Director of Operations and Grants Management

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Within the framework of their own policies, Cooper Foundation trustees may fund any complete project within the foundation’s means that they consider beneficial to Waco.

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Application Submission Deadlines
Application Review Dates


April 20June 22
May 18August 24
June 15August 24
July 20September 28
August 17October 26
September 21December 14
October 19December 14
November 16January 25
December 21February 22


Visit our grants page to learn more about the process of applying and a full list of the upcoming application deadline and review dates.



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