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About The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation is a mission‐driven grantmaking foundation that seeks innovative, sustainable solutions for human and environmental problems. The foundation, managed by three generations of Mitchells, works as an engine of change in both policy and practice in Texas, supporting high-impact projects at the nexus of environmental protection, social equity, and economic vibrancy.

Since its incorporation in 1978, George P. Mitchell and the late Cynthia Woods Mitchell, and the foundation, have distributed or pledged more than $400 million in grants to myriad causes, programs and institutions.

Current grantmaking programs focus on initiatives related to Water, Sustainability Science, Clean Energy, and Natural Gas Sustainability.

The Texas-based foundation also supports Cook’s Branch Conservancy, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, and other issues and organizations that reflect the values and vision of Cynthia and George Mitchell.