The Louis L. Borick Foundation of Houston has donated $300,000 and the Moody Foundation of Galveston has donated $500,000, putting the campaign just $400,000 shy of its $8.7 million goal.
The capital campaign allows for new and expanded LGBT in a new community center currently under construction near the intersection of Cedar Springs and Inwood roads. The Reagan and Brown office and community space is currently undergoing remodeling improvements to consolidate HIV services, nutrition services and the food pantry.
The new community center is scheduled to open later this spring.
“Resource Center is here to meet the unique and growing needs of the LGBT and HIV communities. The generous investments from both The Borick Foundation and Moody Foundation moves us closer to ensuring that LGBT youth have a space free from bullying, that families and seniors are supported, and that persons living with HIV are cared for,” Resource Center CEO Cece Cox said in a statement.
Jamie Williams, North Texas regional grants director for the Moody Foundation, said Resource Center’s contributions to the community are vital to the LGBT community. “The Moody Foundation is pleased to support the Resource Center and its many wonderful programs which are vital to the wellbeing of our community,” Williams said.
The new gifts mean the Center has raised $8.3 million of the $8.7 million it needs. The campaign will go public this summer and will conclude December 2016.