Serving as a Catalyst for Social Change

The Frees Foundation

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Norman and Shirley Frees

The Frees Foundation Founders


The Frees Foundation reflects the philanthropic vision of C. Norman Frees and Shirley B. Frees by awarding grants primarily in the fields of community services, education, health, and housing.

Having lived for over 40 years in the Republic of Mexico, Norman and Shirley Frees expressed a special preference for grants that assist vulnerable and underserved populations seeking to achieve self-sufficiency.

Today, the foundation works to serve as a catalyst for social change by collaborating with other foundations and non-profits as well as providing international aid and emergency relief.

Norman and Shirley Frees, founders

The Frees Foundation is a private foundation

and accepts grant requests only by invitation.


Our Mailing Address:

The Frees Foundation
1770 St. James Place, Suite 616
Houston, Texas 77056

Phone: 713-623-0515 Fax: 713-623-6509

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