Conservation

The Lennox family members actively supported nearby 4-H clubs and conservation efforts by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Red River, Lamar and Fannin Counties.

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Historical Preservation

Family history and historical preservation were keen interests for the Lennox family. Martha Lennox was interested in family genealogy and one of the founders of the Red River County Historical Society.

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Preserving Social Infrastructure

Because Red River County is an economically distressed area, the Foundation has been active in providing grants that improve the quality of life for its residents.

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Education

The Lennox Foundation annually funds its own scholarship program, the Lennox Scholars. Each year ten graduating seniors are selected from Red River County graduates for this honor.

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Land and Nature Preservation

During their lifetimes, Martha, David and Bagby Lennox recognized the need to preserve natural resources in Red River County.

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Recent Grant Recipients

Lennox Health Resource Center
$137,391.34

Martha, David & Bagby Lennox Foundation scholarship program
$125,000

Northeast Texas Rails to Trails
$78,000

Trinity University
$50,000

The Martha, David and Bagby Lennox Foundation (The Lennox Foundation) was established by Martha, David and Bagby Lennox in 1985. The Lennox Foundation makes grants totaling between $500,000 and $1 million each year to organizations and projects serving Red River County, Texas and its contiguous Texas counties. The Lennox Foundation’s emphasis is on education, conservation, historical preservation, land and nature preservation and preservation of social infrastructure. The Lennox Foundation is unique in the State of Texas in its emphasis on Red River County projects.

The Lennox Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) organization for federal tax purposes. The Lennox Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations recognized as public charities by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and to governmental entities. The Lennox Foundation does not fund religious activities, lobbying efforts, fundraising events, galas or individual memorials, nor scholarship programs outside of those already supported.

The Lennox Foundation is governed and managed by its three member board of directors with the help of an administrator to improve the quality of life in Red River County, Texas as envisioned by Martha, David and Bagby Lennox.