Donors in the Coastal Bend, through both current and testamentary gifts, have enabled the Foundation to “enhance and improve the quality of life” through grants to area nonprofit organizations. The Foundation’s grants from unrestricted funds cover a broad spectrum of projects from the Arts to Zoology. Examples of recent grants can be found here.

Eligible non-profit organizations located in the CBCF Service Area (Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, or San Patricio counties) whose projects qualify under our guidelines are encouraged to apply for Foundation annual grants.

CBCF awards grants annually though a competitive process. After applications are reviewed by staff and the Grants committee, recommended awards are approved by the board of directors. (Note: grants from certain funds are limited by donor preference at the time the gift was made).

The application process is entirely online; applications are available on May 1 and must be completed by June 15. Applications that miss the deadline, are out of cycle, do not meet CBCF’s guidelines or are incomplete are not considered for awards.