The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., has partnered with Wayland Baptist University in numerous building projects over the years. In 1974 and 1975, the Foundation gave $400,000 in matching grants for the construction of the Ranching Heritage Center. Incorporated in 1948, the Foundation was formed to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, and institutions of higher learning; and to support hospitals and other agencies and institutions engaged in the discovery, treatment, and care of diseases.