What we do

Spindletop works with members of the energy industry and local charitable organizations to improve children’s lives.


Spindletop’s contributions to area youth agencies are the result of our annual fundraising events, as well as other generous donations from corporations and individuals.

Golf Tournament

Holiday Ball


Spindletop donations continue to make an impact in the community. Major grants over the years include, but are not limited to, the projects listed below.

Camp For All

Equestrian Program Support
Camp For All is the only truly barrier free camp working throughout the year in partnership with more than 60 nonprofit organizations to help bring the joy of camping to more than 10,000 campers each year. These children all have challenging illnesses and special needs, such as spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries and cancer.

The Center for Hearing and Speech

Via Colori & Audiology Equipment
The Center of Hearing and Speech has been the central resource for identification and intervention services, and the sole provider of oral education for children with hearing impairments. Teaching deaf children to speak, listen and read is possible because of innovative technology, and successful because of highly qualified staff and determined families.

The Monarch Institute

Spindletop Promethean Boards
The Monarch School provides innovative and therapeutic education for children with neurological differences. Students with expressive language disorders and graphomotor limitations are now able to express themselves using the technology of the Promethean Boards, which were installed in each classroom thanks to the funding by Spindletop in 2011 and again in 2013. The interactive nature of these board increase student motivation, academic skills and social development.

Odyssey House Texas

Spindletop Property Donation & Operations
In 1984 Spindletop received a generous gift of property in Harris County which included a 15,500 square-foot warehouse/office facility along with an acre an acre of land. After a study was conducted, the Spindletop Board of Trustees concluded that a comprehensive residential treatment center was needed in Harris County for teenagers who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and trying to stay clean and sober. Odyssey House was a successful national model so Spindletop donated the property and Odyssey House - Houston became the first of its kind in the State.

Pro-Vision School and Vision Academy

Urban Farm Spindletop Greenhouse
Pro-Vision School and Vision Academy has offered students from the Sunnyside neighborhood of southeast Houston the guidance and support they need to realize their full potential, academically, morally and spiritually. Pro-Vision is an Open Enrollment Charter School for middle and high-school aged boys and girls who are the most vulnerable to the negative forces that continue to undermine their community.

Small Steps Nurturing Center

Spindletop Student Assessment & Therapy Room
Small Steps Nurturing Center’s mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families. Small Steps Nurturing Center operates two preschools for children, ages two through six, for students living in the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wards of Houston, Texas.


Each year, Spindletop Community Impact Partners, Inc. hosts site visits to several youth organizations. our goal for these visits is to show our donors, board members, volunteers, and friends how Spindletop connects at-risk youth to resources that educate, empower, protect and nurture them throughout their life’s journey. These visits are unique experiences where Spindletop friends can learn how their generosity has directly made a significant impact on the lives of children.

The Rise School of Houston

The Rise School of Houston opened in 2000 and it is Houston’s first and only school dedicated to the education of preschool aged children with Down syndrome and other disabilities. The unique aspect of The Rise School is that children with AND without disabilities learn together in an amazing environment and intervention that is provided year-round, five days a week. One notable aspect of their program is that no child is ever turned away from Rise for financial reasons.  For the 2015-16 school year, 66 of their 94 students received some amount of financial aid.  Because of this, children of all socio-economic backgrounds are able to attend The Rise School. Rise graduates are fully prepared to participate as they enter kindergarten, and continue a successful life despite their disabilities.  Spindletop has supported the Rise School’s speech and motor therapy program since 2012.

“Through Spindletop’s generous gifts, our children have made remarkable gains in the areas of speech and motor development which will greatly add to their successes in kindergarten and beyond.” – Janis E. Stailey, Executive Director

For more information: www.riseschool.org

Casa de Esperanza

Casa de Esperanza de los Niños – the House of Hope for Children – provides safety, hope, and a home to children whose families are affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, poverty, homelessness and mental illness. Children age birth to six years are admitted through referrals from family shelters, hospitals and children’s protective services. Casa also is committed to including children affected by HIV/AIDS.  Since opening in 1982, Casa has cared for over 4,000 children and their families.

Casa de Esperanza neighborhood occupies three acres of donated land featuring 10 homes, trees surrounding a tranquil meadow and a playground designed for small children. Casa de Esperanza charges no fees for their services. Their longevity and growth have been possible because of the dedicated support of many partners and friends throughout the greater Houston area. Volunteers are critical to the success of caring for these children. By forming strong relationships, generational change and healing are possible

For more information: www.casahope

The Children’s Assessment Center

Spindletop has a long history with the Children’s Assessment Center, a leading organization designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of sexually abused children, their siblings and non-offending caregivers. As a collaboration of Harris County Commissioners’ Court and The Children’s Assessment Center Foundation, The CAC represents a true partnership between the public and private sectors for the most effective service delivery to children and families. CAC is one of the largest advocacy centers in the nation. In 2017, it served nearly 5,000 children in our community, and since 2000 it has served nearly 56,000 sexually abused children.

The CAC houses 53 professionals from 53 partnering agencies, which include law enforcement, psychological/psychiatric services, family advocacy, a medical clinic and governmental investigative entities. All agencies have the common goal of protecting children.  Recognizing the need for space conducive to the healing process, The CAC has included Family Rooms in its building for use by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.  These rooms are safe spaces for supervised visitation, reunification, mediation and general family support. The most recent donation from Spindletop is sponsoring the Spindletop Family Room.

For more information: www.cachouston.org

Pro-Vision School

Pro-Vision School is an Texas State charter middle and High School serving the youth of the Sunnyside area of Houston. Pro-Vision has been impacting the lives of youth for 24 years by teaching them to honor themselves and by providing a safe and structured environment in which to learn, grow and succeed. Pro-Vision offers academic classes, job training and enrichment activities that challenge students and provide opportunities for short-and long-term success. The Manhood Development Program, The Job Enterprise Program and The Urban Farm are the three programs that Pro-Vision utilizes to make a difference in the lives of its students. Spindletop has aided with its Urban Farm and their Project 180 Literacy Programs.

During the interesting tour of the Urban Farm, most specifically the hydroponic Spindletop Greenhouse, the Pro-Vision staff guided the visitors on the importance of caring for and learning about plant life. The skill-set of responsibility is taught, and the students discover a passion in horticulture that they may not have otherwise experienced. Pro-Vision School offers a multitude of extra-curricular activities for the students.  The Spindletop guests visited the STEM classrooms and were treated to special presentation of the Pro-Vision boys choir.

For more information: www.provision-inc.org


Spindletop Community Impact Partners, Inc. focuses on specific projects and programs for children
in need.

Helping Houston’s at-risk youth find paths to brighter, happier and healthier futures is key to Spindletop’s mission. Because of the generosity of the energy industry, Spindletop is able to answer the call of our non-profit partners’ critical needs – be it education, cyber security, human trafficking, substance abuse recovery, healthcare, special needs, safe shelter and much more.

We are proud to share with you the youth organization supported by Spindletop in year 2022 along with links to their websites.

Helping Houston’s at-risk youth find paths to brighter, happier and healthier futures is key to Spindletop’s mission. Because of the generosity of the energy industry, Spindletop is able to answer the call of our non-profit partners’ critical needs – be it education, cyber security, human trafficking, substance abuse recovery, healthcare, special needs, safe shelter and much more.

We are proud to share with you the youth organizations supported by Spindletop in 2022 along with links to their websites.

Spindletop Community Impact Partners connects at-risk youth to resources that educate, empower, protect and nurture them throughout their life’s journey.

British American Foundation of Texas
Ensemble Theatre
Families Empowered
KIPP Texas – Houston
Small Steps Nurturing Center
Texas Rangers Association Foundation
Virtuosi of Houston
YES Prep Public Schools
Youth Development Center
Child Builders
Girls Inc. of Greater Houston
Houston Achievement Place
Institute for Spirituality & Health
“Via Colori”
TEACH | To Educate All Children
BEAR…Be A Resource for CPS Kids
Casa de Esperanza
Christian Community Service Center
The Children’s Assessment Center
Crime Stoppers of Houston
Houston Children’s Charity
“A Better Night’s Sleep”
Kids’ Meals, Inc.
Texas Center for the Missing
Urban Harvest
YMCA of Greater Houston


Archway Academy

Be An Angel
Bo’s Place
The Brookwood Community
Camp for All
Palmer Drug Abuse Program
Texas Hearing Institute

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Golf tournament

Spindletop was founded with an invitational golf tournament in 1966, and it has grown over the years to become the world’s largest energy professionals charitable golf tournament. Nearly 200 energy executives join together the week prior to the annual Offshore Technology Conference to raise funds for Houston-area youth non-profits. Under the direction of the Spindletop Board of Directors, the tournament is organized by a volunteer committee – the Spindletop Golf Ambassadors. The tournament is held at Memorial Park Golf Course, home of the Houston Open.
The tournament format is a two-person shamble, allowing for a two-person team to win his/her flight with a low gross or low net score. The format also allows for one team to be crowned the overall tournament champion determined by a low gross score. 

Spindletop Holiday Ball

The Spindletop Holiday Ball continues to be the premiere holiday event in the energy industry! The black-tie gala is a spectacular and cheerful celebration recognizing the generous support offered from Spindletop to Houston’s at-risk youth non-profits. Spindletop sponsors and volunteers gather to toast the success of the year and to enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing, bidding in a unique silent auction and supporting the Spindletop Toy Drive!
Three awards are presented at the Ball. The Spindletop Award is presented to an individual from the exploration and production side of the energy industry, and the Spindletop Founders Award is presented to an individual from the service side. Both award recipients are honored for their dedication to the industry, the community at large, and for their personal and company support to Spindletop. The Constance White Volunteer Service Award is presented to an individual in the energy industry who has generously given their time and talents volunteering to bring light and life to at-risk children served through Spindletop, our non-profit partners and in the community at large.