The Raul Tijerina Jr Foundation
As a rancher, banker, businessman, and community leader, Raul Tijerina Jr touched many lives across the Rio Grande Valley. In life, he directed his resources and his efforts to the development and expansion of public causes and services, and to the enrichment of his fellow citizens with quality, accessible education. It was his dream to someday create an organization that would carry on, beyond his lifetime, the encouragement and support of these volunteers and public organizations who work unselfishly to strengthen and enhance the people and communities of south Texas. As a result, Tijerina founded the Raul Tijerina Jr. Foundation, which provides financial support for nonprofit groups, such as VIDA, operating in, and directly benefiting the people of, Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties. Because of proven results in the four county area of the Valley, VIDA earned a generous grant to continue its efforts in assisting the underserved adult population of the Valley.