The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation currently lends its voice to the ongoing dialogue and debate in four grantmaking programs:
The foundation also continues to earmark a percentage of funds for projects outside of its grantmaking programs, including Cook’s Branch Conservancy, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, and other issues that reflect the values and vision of the late Cynthia and George Mitchell.
The foundation is in the process of planning a robust grantmaking program focused on cultivating sustainable educational and economic opportunities in Galveston, Mr. Mitchell's hometown. This long-term initiative is scheduled to be introduced in 2018.
To date, Cynthia and George, and the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, have distributed or pledged more than $400 million in grants to causes, programs, and institutions. Examples of notable legacy initiatives are archived in the website's Legacy of Philanthropy section.