How to Apply for a Grant

Eligibility Requirements

  • An organization must have current 501(c)(3) Public Charity status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • The organization must serve a U.S. population.
  • Applications may be submitted at any time, but must be received by March 15, with grant decisions determined in June of each calendar year.
  • In most instances, a board or staff member will conduct a site visit.
  • The Foundation excludes grants that are outside the geographic funding parameters. For consideration by the Board, agencies must be located within a 25-mile radius of:
    • Colleyville, Texas
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    • Salisbury, North Carolina
  • All LOIs and applications must be submitted via our online grant system.
  • The Foundation highly values 100% nonprofit board member giving.

The Foundation understands and supports grants for general operating funds.

Submission Guidelines

  • All LOIs, follow-up reports, and new and returning applications must be submitted via our online grant portal.
  • The deadline for new applicants to submit an LOI is February 15th of each calendar year.
  • The deadline for submitting follow-up reports for returning applicants is March 1st of each calendar year.
  • The deadline for all applications is March 15th of each calendar year.
  • All applicants will be notified of grant decisions in writing by June 30th of each calendar year.

General Funding Areas

  • Pathways to financial stability through workforce training/development
  • Creative expression for underprivileged children
  • Mentorship for vulnerable youth

General Exclusions

  • Churches
  • Political activists
  • Loans
  • Projects of organizations whose policies or practices discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation

Grants Awarded in Prior Years