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.

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.

Currently, there are two ways to submit an application for funding to the Foundation. You may provide the information listed below or you may elect to apply online.

If you are not submitting your application online, please supply the following information:

  1. The amount, purpose and projected impact of your request
  2. A brief history of your organization, your mission statement and plans for the future
  3. A listing of your current board and/or officers
  4. A recently audited financial statement and an interim statement if the audit is out of date
  5. The budget for your organization and the specific project request, if applicable
  6. A copy of your IRS tax determination letter
  7. A listing of major supporters of your organization and the specific project request, if applicable

If you are submitting your application online, please use the link: 2019 Grant Application



  • Deadline for submitting an application:  June 30
  • Beginning in 2020, all applications must be submitted online.