Current Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation of West Texas has traditionally offered multiple opportunities for the consideration of grant proposals. Below are the current grant opportunities available through the Foundation.

2017 Submission Deadlines

Community Funds:  February 1st, April 1st, August 1st and November 1st
(Application Form) * Please note 10 copies of the application and accompanying documents is now required. However, only 1 copy of the 990 and Audit are required.handsa

Sybil Harrington Endowment for the Arts: January 15
(Application Form)
The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts supports the ongoing artistic and cultural efforts of organizations, both large and small, as well as new and unique arts initiatives in Lubbock and Hale counties.

Ruth Wright Endowment for Animals: January 15
(Application Form)
The Ruth C. Wright Endowment for Animals provides grant funding for nonprofit organizations in the South Plains area that address the needs of lost, abandoned and injured animals.

Mini-Grants for Teachers: June 15
(Additional Information and Application Form)
The Foundation has a grant program for K-12 schools (public and private) in the South Plains area. This program provides small grants to elementary and secondary school teachers to enable them to try out creative teaching techniques and buy enriching teaching materials not provided for in school budgets.

E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation: September 1
(Application Form)
(Total amount awarded  for all grants yearly through the E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation will be approximately $20,000)
The E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation was established with a bequest of $348,000 for the purpose of supporting historic preservation projects in Lubbock and Hale counties. Mr. Matsler’s gift reflects his roots as the child of a Hale County pioneer family and avid supporter of historic preservation.

After we receive your complete proposal, copies will be provided to the Foundation’s Grants Committee who will review and provide comments. Additional information or a site visit may be requested. The Grants Committee will make its recommendations to the Board of Directors. You will be notified of the Board’s decision as soon as possible after the Board meeting at which your application is considered.

The Application

  1. To apply for funding through Community Funds, the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts or the Ruth Wright Endowment for Animals, complete and print the Application Form
  2. Mail or deliver one (1) copy of the Application Form, Narrative and Attachments to:

Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424

Narrative

  • Description of the project and the need for it within the community.
  • Detailed project budget and specific use of funds requested.
  • List of grants received/pending related to the project and plans for additional funding.
  • A plan for evaluation of project success.
  • Plans for project continuation.

Attachments

  • Most recent IRS Filing (Form 990)
  • A detailed copy of the organization’s current annual operating budget and year-to-date financial statements.
  • A copy of the most recent audit (if no audit, most recent year-end financial statement).
  • A current listing of the Board of Directors.

Resources

Application Form
Budget Template
Grant Report Form

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact Denise Oviedo, Director of Grants & Scholarships, at (806)762-8061 or via email: denise@communityfoundationofwesttexas.org.

Mini-Grants for Teachers

The Foundation has a grant program for K-12 schools (public and private) in the South Plains area. The intent of this program is to provide small grants to elementary and secondary school teachers to enable them to try out creative teaching techniques and buy enriching teaching materials which are not supported by school budgets.

To Apply

Click on the following links to obtain an application form and sample materials that are intended to assist you in submitting your proposal:

Mini-Grant Information Sheet Application Form Sample Reviewer Evaluation Mini-Grant Final Report Form