The George Foundation Welcomes Chief Grants Officer Shannan Stavinoha

George Foundation Chief Grants Officer Shannan Stavinoha.

The George Foundation is pleased to announce Shannan Stavinoha as Chief Grants Officer. In her role, Stavinoha will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy and programs in pursuit of its mission to positively impact Fort Bend County and its residents. Stavinoha will work closely with Foundation staff, Board of Trustees and local nonprofit organizations to address critical community needs through grantmaking, collaboration and capacity building.

Before joining The George Foundation, Stavinoha served five years as the Executive Director of Parks Youth Ranch and led the organization to provide emergency shelter, counseling and lifechanging services to abused and neglected youth.  Her nonprofit career also includes a variety of roles with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, the Richmond State Supported Living Center and the Central Fort Bend Central Chamber.

Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Stavinoha worked in the financial services and oil and gas industries.  She is a long-time Fort Bend resident and a Lamar Consolidated High School graduate. Stavinoha earned a BBA in Management from the University of Houston-Downtown, is a Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) and a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner.

“I am excited for Shannan to join the Foundation and bring her leadership, talent and nonprofit experience to our team. Shannan has demonstrated impact throughout her career and will help lead the next chapter of the Foundation’s work in our community,” stated Roger Adamson, Chief Executive Officer.

Stavinoha and her husband, Stephen, are proud parents of Teddy, Jimmy and Evelyn, who all call Richmond home.

The George Foundation is a private charitable trust with a place-based focus on Fort Bend County, Texas. To learn more about the Foundation, visit