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Investing in the Palacios community

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CFT’s Palacios Area Fund

Established in 1981 through contributions from the Trull and Herlin families, the Palacios Area Fund is integral to fostering a vibrant and thriving community. Initially focused on solely granting funds, our scope has expanded to include assisting nonprofit organizations in grant development and fund management. Additionally, we serve as a mechanism for pooling resources to address community needs.

The Palacios Area Fund offers charitable services, scholarships, and grant opportunities to community members, while also supporting nonprofit organizations through awarding grants, fostering collaboration, researching funding opportunities, and crafting grant proposals.

Your contributions to the Palacios Area Fund are essential for the continued prosperity of our community.

Core focus areas

Community support 

& development

We work to plan community projects,
connect citizens to essential services, and award grants to supportive nonprofits. We also specialize in fostering community collaboration, researching grant opportunities, and crafting proposals for projects that help the Palacios community prosper.


The Palacios Area Fund has awarded scholarships to deserving Palacios High School seniors since 1993. Up to five scholarships are given annually of $500 — $1,000 each. Click below to find out more about scholarship opportunities!

Emergency medical

We focus on providing charitable medical assistance to Palacios residents by offering financial support for qualified individuals, covering a range of medical expenses, including but not limited to organ transplant procedures.

Public facility renovation 

& construction

The Palacios Area Fund assists with innovative and creative designs for the renovation and/or construction of public facilities in the immediate Palacios area.

Community initiatives

Planks On The Pier

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Planks On The Pier is a lasting way to honor and memorialize the people and special occasions most important to you. Pick a beautiful day to stroll down the Old Pavilion 4th Street Pier to enjoy both the past and present represented in each plank. Planks can be purchased through the Palacios Area Fund.

Breakfast With The Stars

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Breakfast With The Stars is a unique fundraising event that offers entertainment for children of all ages. Palacios High School's art, theatre arts, cosmetology, and culinary arts departments collaborate to bring this magical morning to life. Families in and around Palacios are invited to meet and take pictures with 20 of their favorite characters and local celebrities. The event also includes autographs, door prizes, and countless smiles, thanks to the support of many local business and individual sponsors.

May 4, 2024, 9 a.m.

CLC at First Baptist Church

Palacios, Texas 77465
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Photo Credit: Palacios Area Historical Association

Palacios Area Fund past community projects

As we plan for the future, it’s important to highlight a few major projects that showcase our commitment to the Palacios community, such as our support for COVID-19 recovery efforts and the construction of a half-scale working replica of La Salle’s ship, La Belle.

In shaping the future landscape of our thriving community, it is imperative to pay homage to the legacy of past projects and their significant contributions.

Our generous supporters include:

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454 B Main Street,
Palacios, Texas 77465

HOURS OF OPERATIONWednesday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS Lynda Richter (Chairperson), Rhonda Bates, Patsy Gibson, Paul Hunt, Ninfa Peña

Support the Palacios Area Fund

The Palacios Area Fund puts your dollars to work by supporting the ongoing needs of our community.

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Michelle Williams
Palacios Area Fund Coordinator

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