The Philanthropy of George & Gladys Abell

Our Process


  • The Abell-Hanger Foundation will consider capital campaigns by invitation only. Nonprofit organizations may submit requests for capital projects less than $50,000 (total).


  • Currently, giving is focused on the 57 counties of West Texas as defined by the Foundation. Any organization outside this area will be considered based on the services provided to this region.
  • The Internal Revenue Service must determine the applicant organization 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 exempt under a Government Municipality must also provide proof of such.
  • All requests from universities or colleges should be approved by the development office of the university or college and submitted to our offices under a cover letter from the development office.
  • The Foundation does not make loans or grants to individuals.
  • 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 to future support of operations or specific projects.


  • All grant requests must be submitted online through the application portal.  
  • Any organization that has received funding from Abell-Hanger Foundation in the past two fiscal years (7/1-6/30) or any nonprofit organization located within Midland County must submit an "Intent to Apply" before receiving the application form. The intent to apply must be completed through the application portal.
  • All other organizations must submit a "Pre-Application Request," to allow our trustees to determine their level of interest.   If interest is shown, you will be given instructions regarding the submission of a grant application and deadline. You will also be notified if your Pre-Application Request has been declined.  The pre-application form will be completed through the application portal.
  • Pre-Applications are reviewed every 4-6 weeks. Grant applications are considered three times a year.  Organizations may not apply for the same or similar funding more than once within the Foundation’s fiscal year (7/1 – 6/30). 
  • When completing an application, you will be asked to download Adobe Acrobat PDF forms for completion to be attached and uploaded to your application.  WHERE THE FORM IS PROVIDED, YOU MUST USE THE FORM. FORMS FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE OR SELF-DESIGNED FORMS ARE UNACCEPTABLE.

Should you have any questions, please call Helga Hoban at 432-684-6655 or complete the form below.

Grant Seeker Questions
"none" if not applicable



County List: Midland and fifty-six 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.


Submission Deadlines*

Deadline dates are reset annually by the foundation. Please be aware of dates for your application submission process.

February 2024Monday, December 11th (2023)Friday, January 5th
June 2024 Monday, April 22ndMonday, April 29th
October 2024TBDTBD

*Not applicable for pre-applications. Pre-applications are a separate process.