Grant Application

The trustees primarily focus on organizations serving Houston and the Greater Gulf Coast. They prefer to support specific capital needs and projects. With the exception of a limited number of appeals, the trustees have a policy of declining grants to annual giving campaigns, endowment funds, operating budgets and special events. The Foundation is unable to make grants to individuals. The Foundation’s annual report is available for review by appointment.

Applications for funding may be submitted from January through June 30 using the Foundation’s online system. As described earlier on this site, completed applications are reviewed by the Board of Trustees and the Associate Board. The review process takes place during the summer and ends in early October. Final decisions regarding funding are made by October 31.

If you wish to apply, please use the following link to begin your online application: 2021 Application



  • Deadline for submitting an application:  June 30
  • The Elkins Foundation only accepts submissions through our online application