Of particular interest are:
- Organizations in Houston and Harris County that encourage and assist individuals to become economically self-sufficient (even though some of the programs may be delivered or administered outside these geographic boundaries)
- Mentoring programs for at-risk children
- Early reading programs, including in-school or after school programs that enhance academic achievement and develop technology skills
- Programs for charter schools and education programs outside the public school systems
- Respite programs for parents of children with disabilities
- Support programs for grandparents raising children
- Programs that teach about the greatness of America and the benefits and rewards of a free-market society (these programs may be delivered or administered within the United States)
The Foundation prefers not to consider:
- Organizations funded primarily by public taxation or government funding
- Art organizations (except as part of an education process)
- Medical, scientific or academic research
- Requests for endowments or capital campaigns
- Funds for social or fraternal organizations including band and sports teams
- Organizations which promote a sectarian religious message or a political candidate or profit-making enterprises
- Requests for deficit funding or payment of fines/penalties
- Activities that would jeopardize the Foundation’s charitable status
To be considered for funding, a grant application must be completed. The Foundation may request additional information in writing from applicants. In addition, the Foundation might also consult with persons knowledgeable about the proposed activities and welcomes your suggestions as to who might be qualified to assist us in the review of your proposal. Finally, as part of the review process, the Foundation may request to meet with applicants.
Applicants will be notified of the board’s decision to approve or deny a grant within two weeks following a quarterly board meeting.
If a grant is awarded, a grant agreement will need to be signed. The grant agreement will convey reporting and other requirements as necessary.
The Foundation prefers not to accept unsolicited requests/grant applications. To make an inquiry, please contact Charlene Slack at [email protected] or 713-532-7063, ext.4.