The Brookwood Community strives to provide opportunities for every donor to give in the way he or she gives best.

KEEP
BROOKWOOD GROWING

Donors provide the means to keep Brookwood growing and going strong by underwriting approximately 20% of Brookwood’s annual operating budget. We are grateful for the support of civic and religious groups, organizations, foundations, corporations, and thousands of individuals like you. With your help we can continue to operate Brookwood independent of government funding.

The Brookwood Community is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID number 74-1587672. Donations to Brookwood are tax-deductible as allowable by law. To view The Brookwood Community’s most recent Form 990, click here.

I BELIEVE IN BROOKWOOD

I Believe in Brookwood is the fall fundraising campaign that carries on the legacy of the Brookwood Golf Benefit and supports general operating expenses, with teams reaching out to their contacts to ask for donations for Brookwood. This year there are 85 amazing teams raising funds for Brookwood. Click here to donate to your favorite team.

AREAS OF SUPPORT

GENERAL OPERATING
Your gift for general operating supports all the programs and activities at Brookwood. Every donation, no matter how large or small, is important. DONATE ONLINE
Scholarship Fund

Brookwood believes no family should be turned away because of an inability to pay. In that spirit, many families need and receive tuition assistance on a sliding fee scale from Brookwood.  We award over $1.1 million in scholarship support each year and 33% of our Citizens receive financial assistance.

Per IRS rules, contributions designated to help pay for a specific Citizen’s tuition are not tax deductible, as they are considered payment for services rendered. These payments should be sent to the Brookwood Business Office with the name of the Citizen noted.

DONATE ONLINE

Memorial / Tribute

Brookwood is honored and humbled to be the recipient of memorial and tribute donations. Please include the name of the person being honored or memorialized, along with the name and mailing address of the person(s) to be notified of donations that are received. The notification sent to the honoree or relatives of the deceased will include the donor’s name and address, but not the amount of the donation.

Sample text to include Brookwood for obituary notification: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Brookwood community at www.brookwoodcommunity.org/donate or mailed to The Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423.

For more information, contact donorservices@brookwoodcommunity.org

Capital Campaign

Capital campaigns fund new initiatives to provide more vocational, educational, residential, and recreational activities for our Citizens and increase Brookwood’s Endowment to ensure long-term financial stability.

Our current Capital Campaign projects include Residential Enhancement Projects for Citizens and Staff, New and Expanded Enterprise Programs, Citizen Activities, Health and Wellness Programs, Facilities and Technology Upgrades, as well as enhancing the Transportation Program.

DONATE ONLINE

Endowment

A robust endowment provides a critical source of financial stability and revenue. With the principal invested wisely and managed carefully, endowment funds provide a steady flow of income to support scholarships, maintenance of buildings and grounds, and funds for programs. Donations can support the general endowment or be designated by the donor for a specific purpose, such as scholarships, programs or maintenance of facilities.

Minimum gift amounts and annual distributions to the operating budget are determined by endowment policy to insure a secure future while supporting present needs. The current minimum gift amount for a named endowment fund is $25,000.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Proceeds from fundraising events help underwrite scholarships, staff salaries, enterprise programs, and so much more. Whether you attend, donate, or volunteer, your support of these events makes you an important part of our community! Fundraising events include the Biennial Brookwood Benefit Lunch, Evening in the Garden Gala, and Bike to the Beach.

  • Benefit Lunch: The Benefit Lunch is held in the Spring of even-numbered years and features a well-known guest speaker. The last Benefit Lunch was held April 20, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • An Evening at the Theater: Benefiting the Brookwood Community to be held Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The evening’s highlight will be the premiere of “The Brookwood Story” showcasing the Citizens and celebrating the 40th anniversary of Brookwood.

    “The Brookwood Story” is produced by CHISPA HOUSE, a Georgia-based, humanity focused film company. They selected Brookwood for a full-length feature documentary and for almost two years.

    This “once in a lifetime” evening will begin with Citizens walking the Red Carpet and end with a headliner concert featuring American singer, songwrit­er, guitarist and actor, Ryan Bingham. Known for his role as Walker in Yellowstone, he is an Academy Award, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Song in 2010. Click Here: Brookwoodcommunity.org/filmevent
  • Bike to the Beach: This nationally sponsored annual bike ride raises money and awareness for individuals with autism and disABILITIES. Ride 100, 50 or 25 miles to support Brookwood and have the experience of a lifetime! For additional information about Bike to the Beach, click here.
  • Host an Event For Brookwood: Neighborhoods, companies, and organizations can host fundraising events benefiting Brookwood. Contact info@brookwoodcommunity.org to let us know you are interested in hosting a fundraising event.

WAYS TO GIVE

Brookwood Community accepts online donations using Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Please make your check payable to “The Brookwood Community” and mail, along with a note with any special instructions, to the following address:

The Brookwood Community
Attn: Advancement Office
1752 FM 1489
Brookshire, TX 77423 

If your company has a matching gift program, please forward the paperwork or contact DonorServices@brookwoodcommunity.org so that we can complete the non-profit portion.

Recurring gifts are a blessing and so important to the financial well being of Brookwood. You can set up an automatic monthly or quarterly donation using a credit card on our online donation form or if you would like to donate via your bank account, please set up automatic payments using the Bill Pay feature or an ACH transfer to the account information below:

Amegy Bank of Texas
Account # 0053740382
Routing # 113011258 

Please make sure to add a reference with your name and any additional details you would like us to know.

Please contact DonorServices@brookwoodcommunity.org before initiating your stock donation with the name of the stock, number of shares, and any additional information about your gift.

Provide your broker with the following information:

Receiving Firm: National Financial Services DTC 0226 
Account Name: The Brookwood Community Inc. Donation Holding Account
Account Number: 636-095078

If you have any questions regarding stock donations, please contact:

Monroe Vos Consulting Group, Inc/MV Securities Group, Inc. 
1001 McKinney, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 227-0100      Fax: (713) 227-0347
Cheri Strelecki – Cheri.Strelecki@MonroeVos.com 

Donors who have named The Brookwood Community as a beneficiary of their will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned gift arrangement are invited to become members of the Brookwood Visionary Society. If you have included Brookwood in your estate plans, please contact the Advancement@brookwoodcommunity.org so we can thank you for your visionary gift.

The first step in leaving a legacy is to make sure you have an up-to-date will and estate plan. While it is important to consult a qualified attorney for help, the following language can be used when making a bequest to The Brookwood Community:

“I give and bequeath to The Brookwood Community _____ [written amount, percentage of estate, or description of property] to be used as determined by its Board of Directors”

If you would like to donate an item to The Brookwood Community, please email receptionist@brookwoodcommunity.org with information about the item so that we can determine if it can be used to benefit our Citizens.

An easy way to give to Brookwood is to select items from Walmart’s Registry for Good. Go to www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood and choose Brookwood Community under Find a Cause in your community. The items ship directly to Brookwood, and this hassle-free option means you can support Brookwood from virtually anywhere.

You can also choose the Brookwood Community as your charity of choice with the following retail vendors:

    • Amazon Smile: log onto Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com, then select The Brookwood Community as your charity of choice. It’s the same as shopping on Amazon.com and 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases will be donated to Brookwood.
    • Albertsons/Randalls/Tom Thumb: To join their Good Neighbor Program the next time you’re grocery shopping, stop by their customer service desk and link your rewards card to their Good Neighbor Program. After you link your card, shop as you normally do, entering in your rewards number at check out. The Brookwood Community Charity Number is 1374. For more information click on the store name of your choice.
    • Kroger: Link your shopper’s card to their community rewards program.

For more information, please contact the Advancement Department at 281-375-2100 or Advancement@brookwoodcommunity.org.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are grateful for our Community Partners that provide opportunities, resources, and gifts of service to Brookwood.

  • Allegiance Bank
  • Amegy Bank
  • American Legion Post 164
  • Bike Barn
  • Chapelwood United Methodist
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Cinco Ranch Rotary Club
  • David Weekley Homes
  • Fort Bend Junior Service League
  • Gallery Furniture
  • Grundfos
  • Halff Associates
  • HEB
  • Houston Astros
  • National Charity League
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Houston Texans
  • Hughes Corporation
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Houston
  • Jordan Ranch
  • KHOU Great Day Houston
  • Kingsland Baptist
  • Keller Williams
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Morton Mortgage
  • Mustang CAT
  • McNair Interests
  • River Oaks Garden Club
  • Royers Pie Haven
  • Second Baptist
  • Spindletop Charities
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Texon LLP
  • Visible Changes
  • Walmart
  • Wharton Junior College
  • Woodlands United Methodist
  • Young Men’s Service League
  • Allegiance Bank
  • Amegy Bank
  • American Legion Post 164
  • Bike Barn
  • Chapelwood United Methodist
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Cinco Ranch Rotary Club
  • David Weekley Homes
  • Fort Bend Junior Service League
  • Gallery Furniture
  • Grundfos
  • Halff Associates
  • HEB
  • Houston Astros
  • National Charity League
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Houston Texans
  • Hughes Corporation
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Houston
  • Jordan Ranch
  • KHOU Great Day Houston
  • Kingsland Baptist
  • Keller Williams
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Morton Mortgage
  • Mustang CAT
  • McNair Interests
  • River Oaks Garden Club
  • Royers Pie Haven
  • Second Baptist
  • Spindletop Charities
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Texon LLP
  • Visible Changes
  • Walmart
  • Wharton Junior College
  • Woodlands United Methodist
  • Young Men’s Service League