About Us


Rockwell Fund is a private foundation supporting nonprofits located in the Houston area.

For much of the time since our founding in 1931, Rockwell Fund operated as a traditional responsive grantmaker. As is often the case with family foundations,we were guided in the beginning by intuition and pragmatism. As our assets grew and professional staff was added, we also refined our grant philosophy. In the early 2000s, we reduced our number of grants in favor of increasing their average size, enabling us to be more purposeful and, consequently, to give grants large enough to make worthwhile the effort to obtain one. Our transition from a broad-based, multi-issue funder has enabled Rockwell Fund to be more purposeful and effective in achieving clearly defined goals and supporting our grantees.