Our Mission Statement and Purpose
The Hill Country Cattlewomen Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 subsidiary of HCCW. Our membership is committed to serving and supporting the 14 counties in our chapter. These counties in the beautiful Texas Hill Country include Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Real and San Saba.
A Primary goal of the Foundation is to encourage the youth in these rural ranching communities to attend college and obtain degrees enriching both their lives and their communities. We do so by providing scholarship opportunities for them. We not only offer graduating high school students’ scholarships for Texas universities but also scholarships for Trade Schools. In an effort the assist our youth in completing their degrees, we offer university Jr’s & Sr’s a scholarship to assist them in securing their degrees.
HCCW also contributes to the less fortunate and marginalized members of the community through donations including but not limited to the Hill Country Veteran’s Center Food Bank, the
San Saba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, the Johnson City Christian Food Pantry, the Menard Community Center Food Pantry, the Llano Food Pantry, the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, the Mason Community Kitchen, and Kimble Meals on Wheels.
One of our hands-on programs includes the Hamburger Feed for the Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram. Members cook a hamburger lunch for the students and educate them on the nutritional benefits of eating beef. HCCW also donates gift cards for beef to the facility.
We strive to address local needs on an ad hoc basis as they arise. In the past, we have sent gift cards to the 7 volunteer fire departments who responded to the burning of the Mason County Courthouse Fire in 2021. We also reach out to communities in Texas that are facing catastrophic hardships such as the Bastrop fires and the Panhandle fires as well.