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.