Grant Guidelines

  • Only organizations determined to be exempt from tax under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code may apply for a grant from the Foundation.
  • The Foundation does not issue grants or other funding to individuals.
  • The Foundation does not issue grants or other funding to partisan political groups or lobbying efforts.
  • Funding should generally be used to support specific needs in the communities we serve, therefore, support of table sponsorships is not a preferred type of donation.
  • As codified in Internal Revenue Regulations, no gift from the Foundation may result in any benefit to "disqualified persons" which in this instance is comprised of the Board of the Foundation and Managing Director and their family members such as spouse, children (and their spouses) and grandchildren (and their spouses). Accordingly, memberships, dues, or other requests that by their nature provide such benefit should not be made to the Foundation.
  • The majority of the Foundation's gifts will be distributed in Texas.
  • The Foundation favors organizations that:
    • Collaborate with other grantees and organizations.
    • Do not compete with other non-profits.
    • Measure results.
    • Have a history of success.

*Approved applications may require Execution of a Grant Agreement with follow up reports due back to the foundation on a case by case basis.