Nonprofit Spotlight

La Porte First Church

November 2023

La Porte First Church

316 E Fairmont Pkwy.
La Porte, Texas 77571
(281) 471-4200


Congratulations to La Porte First Church who has been awarded our Non-Profit Business of the Month recognition!

Through various outreach programs, charitable efforts, and community events such as the monthly Community Business Breakfast, La Porte First has been committing themselves to our community for over 90 years!

La Porte First’s goal is to create an environment where people are connecting to God and others, as they pursue a life of growth and fulfillment in order to impact the world around them.

For more information about La Porte First Church and service times visit their website at

Pictured from left to right are Chamber President Jeff Martin, Kat Clemons of Bay Area Turning Point, Pastor Shane Klinkerman of La Porte First, Phillip Golden of Bay Area Habitat for Humanity, and Charlotte Pennye of the La Porte Education Foundation.

September 2023

Agape Centric

P.O. Box 490
Friendswood, Texas 77549
(832) 596-6782


Congratulations to Agape Centric who has been awarded our second Non-Profit Business of the Month recognition!

Agape Centric is a Faith-Based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, positively impacting lives by helping and strengthening our communities. Their organization serves the community by assisting local families and individuals in need of food, clothing, toiletries, school supplies and inspirational sessions – and, this year, they are celebrating 11 years of giving back!

To learn more about Agape Centric and how you can get involved (or donate to their cause!) visit their website at

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La Porte ISD Education Foundation

June 2023

Private First Class Matthew K. Guyon Foundation

P.O. Box 1796
La Porte, TX 77572


The PFC Matthew K Guyon Foundation wants to be a catalyst for positive change in our community. In honor of their loved one, they aspire to give back to the organizations that Matthew cared about and volunteered with. 

In 2022 the foundation leadership team realized that by working together they could give back to his home community and keep his memory alive. They ultimately decided to launch the Private First Class Matthew K Guyon Foundation.

A scholarship fund in his honor was also set up. The PFC Matthew K Guyon Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to college or trade school-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated community involvement, financial need, and expressed interest in helping others.

Pictured is the recently installed Gold Star Family Monument in La Porte. The Gold Star family is one that has experienced a loss of a loved one–an immediate family member who died as the result of military service. Those who have died on duty leave behind parents, siblings, spouses, and children. Those left behind are recognized as Gold Star families.

To learn more about the PFCMKGF, visit

May 2023

Rotary Club of La Porte


Congratulations to Rotary Club of La Porte who was awarded our May Nonprofit of the Month recognition! 

Your local Rotary Club can be seen doing good all over the community on a regular basis. Assisting students with scholarships, donating to charitable causes, volunteering, and helping neighbors with maintenance and handyman jobs is only a small glimpse of the huge impact Rotary makes. We thank them for their hard work and dedication to improve the lives of so many! 

Rotary International is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. 

For more information about the La Porte Rotary Club, visit

Pictured from left to right: Brian Kinkopf, Jayo Washington, Lisa Camp, Susan Passmore, Nelson Rodriguez, Sonja Baumgardner, Kent Remmel, and Al Ward.

La Porte ISD Education Foundation

April 2023

Bay Area Turning Point

P.O. Box 58537
Webster, Texas 77598
(281) 338-7600


Congratulations to Bay Area Turning Point who was awarded our April Nonprofit Business of the Month recognition! 

BATP is a non-profit community based social service agency providing services to individuals impacted by family violence and sexual assault. Additionally, the agency operates prevention and awareness services designed to bring an end to sexual and domestic violence.

Individuals and business entities in the community can help in many different ways. Monetary donations are always welcome, but you can also donate gently used clothing to their donation center (by appointment only), signing up for Kroger’s Community Rewards program, organizing a drive to help fulfill their needs, or purchasing directly from their Amazon Wishlist. Everybody has the capacity to change someone’s life for the good in one way or another!

For more information about BATP, visit

March 2023

Bay Area Habitat For Humanity

1115 Gemini Street, Suite 174
Houston, Texas 77058
(281) 337-3590


We are pleased to announce our March Non-profit Business of the Month, Bay Area Habitat For Humanity!

BAHFH is the only non-profit home builder in the Galveston, Southeast Harris and Northern Brazoria County area partnering with families to build quality, safe, affordable and energy efficient homes with zero percent interest mortgages. But, they can’t do it alone.

They have made the commitment to focus on collaborating with local municipalities, other non-profits and social service agencies, and local business owners to work towards achieving their goal to not only serve families in need, but to also revitalize the Texas Gulf Coast one community at a time.

Furthermore, Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is committed to long-term partnerships with the local communities they serve. They’re currently building in Galveston Island, La Porte, and Texas City, and to date have also completed homes and rehab projects in Alvin, Dickinson, Texas City and La Porte.

To learn more about their mission or how to get involved, visit

La Porte ISD Education Foundation
La Porte ISD Education Foundation

February 2023

La Porte Education Foundation

P.O. Box 1272
La Porte, Texas 77572
(281) 604-7038


Congratulations to La Porte Education Foundation who was awarded our Nonprofit Business of the Month recognition for February!

The Education Foundation funds two program areas that seek to enrich and maximize the quality of education in our school district and for our students.

Through grant administration, funding is awarded to teachers to research and develop innovative programs and advance new teaching approaches. Grants in this area also can be awarded for staff initiatives to identify and address needs, challenges and concerns. The LPEF also administers funds from donors who earmark them for scholarships for La Porte High School graduating seniors.

The impact is HUGE! This year, the foundation will award 97 grants to teachers and administrators in La Porte ISD totaling $101,515 to fund innovative classroom projects!

For more information about the La Porte ISD Education Foundation, visit or contact Charlotte Pennye, Executive Director at

January 2023

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

3811 Allen-Genoa Rd.
Pasadena, Texas 77504
(713) 472-0753


Congratulations to The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. who has been awarded our January Nonprofit Business of the Month recognition!

The Bridge’s mission, simply put, is to offer support, provide safety and prevent domestic and sexual violence; but, they do so much more. “The work we do can be challenging and emotional. Recognition for our service to the community helps fortify our determination to serve domestic and sexual violence survivors, meeting them where they are in their personal journey. We want to thank the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce for their collaboration, support and recognition.”

You can immediately help their cause by purchasing from their Amazon Needs list at The list is updated weekly with needs big and small!

To learn more, visit