The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Rockport Cultural Arts District (RCAD). The grant funds provide resources, which support significant educational projects such as public art and the addition of a landmark historic venue within the District.

“These important projects stimulate economic growth for the District and surrounding areas,” said RCAD Executive Director Jennifer Day. “We are very grateful to the CBCF for their generosity.”

RCAD, designated as a Texas Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts in 2016, is one of only 48 in the state and was the first in the Coastal Bend. Other Districts around the State include the Dallas Arts District, the Houston Museum and Theater Districts, and the King William, Old Spanish Train and Zona Cultural Districts in San Antonio.

The RCAD focuses on preserving and promoting the unique cultural heritage of Rockport by sparking economic development and recognizing visual, performing culinary, cinematic and literary artists and organizations.

Even with Hurricane Harvey and COVID, the District has accomplished much in its short five year existence, ensuring sustainability from a variety of governmental, private, and philanthropic sources. Its four murals are popular on social media sites.

More information about RCAD can be found at

The CBCF was incorporated in 1981 with the mission of improving the quality of life in the seven counties of the Coastal Bend. The Foundation serve donors by providing a vehicle for the establishment of various types of charitable funds designated to fulfill their wishes. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $138 million from donor contributions and revenues to scholarships to students and grants to nonprofit organizations.

For more information about the CBCF, visit

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