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.

Although the 2021 application will not be available until sometime in January 2021, the 2020 application is still available as a reference.

To review the 2020 application, please use this link: 2020 Grant Application



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