To further a vision toward a reality.
The FMH Foundation was established in 2011 by Florence Marie Hall to continue her legacy of giving back to her beloved West Texas. The Foundation was created to “foster collaboration, innovation, creativity, excellence, synergy, and development” with the focus on health, performing and visual arts, and community and cultural endeavors. The FMH Foundation makes grants to public and charitable organizations located (or have an office) in Texas and primarily, but not exclusively, to those organizations located in the Permian Basin geographical area of Texas. To date, the FMH Foundation has provided over 300 grants to over 80 agencies.
In 2014, the Foundation received the Outstanding Foundation Award from the Permian Basin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2015, the Arts Council of Midland honored the Foundation with the Community Partner Award.
The original Board members were F. Marie Hall, Laura Buckner, Dr. Eileen Piwetz, Ray Poage, and Dr. Glenn A. Rogers. They were later joined by Laura McCabe and Tevis Herd.