Grapevine United Charities is powered by the Grapevine Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the purpose of raising funds to the benefit of assisting with charitable, educational and other activities in our community.


Kathee Livengood was a successful Realtor but found the time to belong to, or support, almost every civic organization and “cause” in Grapevine. She was known as the Beer Diva for supervising the Chamber beer booths and she was the expert everyone went to for help with auctions. She worked at every Main Street Days Festival and every GrapeFest until her death. Over the years her passion for helping people was instrumental in raising thousands of dollars to assist the elderly and children through GRACE and the Women’s Division, people injured and disabled through the Joey Wilkins Foundation and anyone who was touched by cancer by founding the Relay for Life event in Grapevine.

We lost Kathee, Grapevine’s #1 volunteer, in May of 2012 and several of her friends wanted to find a special way to honor her. She had no children and no close relatives to help preserve her legacy with a scholarship. We wanted it to be different from the usual good grades, financial need type for college students.

It was our final decision to do something to provide financial assistance to women that needed assistance to attend a trade or vocational school or further their education to redirect their lives and provide a better future for them and their children.

The Kathee Livengood Memorial Scholarship program is an integral part of the Grapevine Chamber Foundation which is a charitable organization recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your charitable contribution. The committee is composed of Clydene Johnson, Chairman, Darlene Freed, Duff O’Dell, Kathrine Brink, and Janice Kane.

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