Frequently Asked Questions About Grants

Please check the “Guidelines and Priorities” page for information about grant focus areas, eligibility, deadlines, etc. If you still have questions, please contact us.

Q:Should I contact someone in your office before submitting a grant?

If you have questions about the application or your organization’s eligibility, please call us.

Q:What is the criteria for selecting grant recipients?

Our board looks for strong nonprofits with projects and programs that are likely to strengthen the Coastal Bend well beyond the requested period of funding. High priority is given to requests that are collaborative and focus on new solutions to old problems.

Q:Will your grant policies remain the same in future years?

Our grant policies are reviewed annually and may change in future years. Current grant guidelines are always posted to this website.

Q:Can my organization apply for grants from named funds at the Foundation?

No. All funds that have monies available for competitive grants are included in the Annual grant process.