Currently, giving is focused to the 57 counties of West Texas as defined by the Foundation as displayed below. Any organization located outside of this area, will be considered based on the services provided to this region.
County List: Midland and fifty-six other counties in West Texas: Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Brewster, Crane, Cochran, Coke, Cottle, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Dickens, Ector, El Paso (United Way only), Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kent, Kimble, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Menard, Midland, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum.
The applicant organization must be determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from federal income tax. Applicants must provide a copy of their IRS Determination Letter of Ruling identifying their organization as exempt under section 501(c)(3) and exempt from Private Foundation Status under Section 509(a). Applicants who are exempt under a Government Municipality must also provide proof to such.
If you are seeking funds for a major capital campaign (defined as a campaign seeking to raise $1 million or more) approximately one-half of the needed funds must be raised prior to application to the foundation.
All requests from universities or colleges should be approved by the development office of the university or college and submitted to our offices under cover letter from the development office.
The Foundation does not make loans or grants to individuals.
The Foundation generally limits its educational grants to institutions of higher education, including religious educational institutions.
Applicants must seek funding for the same proposal from various sources, as sole support of programs is rarely undertaken.
Due to the number and magnitude of requests received each year, the Foundation cannot respond favorably to all requests. Thus, grants are made without any commitment for future support of operations or specific projects.
Deadline dates are reset annually by the foundation. Please be aware of dates for your appliciation submission process.
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2018 dates TBD
Should you have any questions, please call Suzanne Thomas at 432-684-6655 or complete this form.