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We support the communities we serve.


Our mission is to improve the lives of people in the communities in which we live and work. We accomplish this goal by constructing quality healthcare, research, educational, and civic facilities and by giving back to our communities.

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We Want to Make a Difference.

The Vaughn Construction Community Foundation directly supports the lives of people in the communities served by Vaughn Construction. We provide grants to non-profit organizations that focus on the healthcare, research and educational needs of current and future generations. Grants are intended to allow charitable organizations to make a significant impact in their respective communities.

Request a grant.

You may submit grant requests to the Vaughn Construction Community Foundation at any time. Requests are reviewed and considered on January 10, May 10, and September 10 each year. Grants are awarded only to not-for-profit organizations. While all requests are considered, priority is given to healthcare, research, and educational organizations serving the communities in which our employees live and work.


Community Activities

In addition to the industry support we provide through our foundation, participation in the Associated General Contractors of America, Construction Career Collaborative, and other construction-industry related organizations, we encourage our employees to volunteer their time and talents to activities and events which support the non-profit endeavors and missions of our clients. Some of our recent activities follow...



While expanding and renovating the Williamson County Animal Shelter, Austin area employees made enhancements and minor repairs outside the scope of the project, installing water misters, and cleaning kennels and cages.


Other Austin volunteers performed general maintenance and landscaping at ROCK (Ride On Center for Kids), a charity devoted to equine-assisted therapies and activities.


Volunteers also took part in aiding Community First Village Carpentry Shop, a charity focused on building tiny homes to help house the chronically homeless and teaching them how to support themselves.

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A team of Vaughn employees in College Station helped lead a construction academy for high school students as part of the RELLIS Building Trades Alliance at Texas A&M University's RELLIS Campus. The week-long experience acquainted the students with construction careers.


Employees from the Dallas office volunteered with Mid-Cities Care Corps Senior Citizen group, working 100 hours in 100+ degree heat to help a senior citizen in need. They removed and replaced 100 feet of wood fencing, installed a man gate, installed two new lights, and adjusted four exterior doors. The DFW team also assembled a group to volunteer their time to the North Texas Food Bank.


The Dallas office partnered with Carter Blood Care to host a VaughnLife blood drive. 28 Vaughn employees stepped up to the plate to donate blood. They helped save over 81 lives through their donations.
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El Paso

The El Paso team and their families donated their time and creativity to the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso by painting a restroom and upgrading a room designated for teens where they can play games, work on school activities, and relax.

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El Paso team members volunteered at the Rescue Mission Food Bank.


Vaughn and PhiloWilke Architects were 1 of 11 teams who participated in Canstruction 2021 and collected cans to provide 108,905 meals to the Houston Food Bank. Our team utilized 5,100 cans to create our seven foot-tall Canstruction piece titled: “Inning World Hunger.” The design was a tribute to the Minute Maid Train, which symbolizes a home run for the Houston Astros.


A group of Houston employees and family members volunteered at the Houston Food Bank, sorting crates of food items to be distributed to Houston families in need.


Employees from our Texas Medical Center office served breakfast and lunch to more than 200 homeless individuals at the Star of Hope, an agency dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children. From set-up to clean-up, these volunteers provided a warm meal and a smile.


Members of the project team from the Houston Methodist West Hospital Expansion project donated their time and services to upgrade and refresh various workspaces throughout the facility Children's Assessment Center and were honored with a Cherish the Child Humanitarian Award.


A group of 27 volunteers in Houston teamed with Philo Wilke Architects for the 2019 Canstruction food drive. Our cansculpture entry, “Whata-Canstruction: Taking A Texas Size Bite Out of Hunger,” consisting of a burger, fries, and a drink, was based on one of Texas’ favorite fast-food restaurants. This massive meal spanned 10 feet wide and 7 feet tall. It took 1,057 cans sloppy joe sauce, 988 cans of peas, 674 cans of green beans, 500 cans of corn, 461 cans of collard greens, 454 cans of black beans, 390 cans of tomato paste, 129 cans of diced tomatoes, and 120 taco seasoning mix packets to build this structure. As a result of their efforts, the Houston Food Bank received over 5,000 cans of food totaling $4,000.


A group of Vaughn volunteers built a teaching garden for Urban Harvest, a Houston nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate thriving communities through gardening and access to healthy, local food. The volunteers installed a new rain tank, trellises, planters, and new solar panels to create a gardening site that is self-sufficient, requiring no city utilities to operate. In three months, they transformed the bleak area into a thriving, picturesque food source and gardening education center.


After learning of a need at the Henry’s Home Horse and Human Sanctuary, employees from Vaughn's Sam Houston State University (SHSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine project team designed and built an ADA-compliant ramp to provide access for visitors who might not have otherwise been able to participate in the sanctuary’s therapeutic programs. Henry’s Home is a sanctuary for rescued animals, especially horses. The non-profit programs provides therapeutic recovery for animals as well as veterans, first responders, and their families through multiple programs on site such as The Heardmate Program, Horses and Heroes Equine Therapy Program, and Horses and Heroes R&R Program.


Vaughn employees in Houston came together to show support for those suffering from hunger in the Houston area through the 2020 VaughnLife Canned Food Drive. In total, they donated 559 canned food items to the Houston Food Bank.
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Members of the Lubbock team volunteered at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock by donating five bright outdoor signs and spending the day hanging them on the exterior of the building. Employees volunteered at the South Plains Food Bank where they spent three hours organizing crates of canned soup and crackers for the local community and for hurricane relief. Employees in the Lubbock area also gave their time to Meals on Wheels, driving boxed meals to families who either cannot afford it or do not have the means of transportation to get it.

Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley team partnered with our trade contractors to assist the Sunny Glen Children's Home, Loaves and Fishes, Salvation Army, and Good Neighbor Settlement House. They donated over 2000 canned goods, a large screen television, and fabricated steel soccer goals.

San Antonio

Members of the San Antonio team spent four hours at New Braunfels Food Bank sorting and packing emergency short term food packages.

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