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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation Grant - West Texas

Grants to West Texas Nonprofits for Social Welfare,
Arts, Education, and Capacity Building Programs

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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

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Deadline Date:

08/31/18 4:30 PM


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Grants to West Texas nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of children and youth; aging and seniors; arts, culture, and history; nonprofit capacity building; education; and the indigent. LOIs are due by June 15. The Foundation provides funding to organizations that either are located in, or are serving residents of 38 West Texas counties.

Eligible counties are: Cochran, Yoakum, Terry, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Scurry, Andrews, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Loving, Winkler, Ector, Midland, Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Reeves, Ward, Crane, Upton, Reagan, Irion, Tom Green, Concho, McCulloch, Pecos, Terrel, Crockett, Schleicher, Menard, Mason, Sutton, Kimble, Jeff Davis, Presidio, and Brewster.

Focus Areas:
- Aging Populations - Meeting the physical and emotional needs of the elderly, especially efforts to preserve and promote the independence, health, and quality of life of seniors; to improve the quality and availability of both nursing home care and alternatives to nursing home care; and to protect seniors from abuse or financial exploitation.

- Arts, Culture, and History - Supporting artistic, historical, or cultural experiences that enhance learning in school-age children, or extend the benefit of the arts to children, the elderly, and others who might not otherwise have access.

- Children and Youth - Meeting the physical and emotional needs of young people, especially efforts to prevent child abuse or neglect or mitigate their effects; to provide healthcare; and to promote and to develop sound character and values in young people.

- Education - Preparing young children for school; supporting the educational process broadly through means such as parental involvement and teacher training; promoting adult literacy; improving English-language skills in both children and adults; and supporting student-focused programs at the college level that advance other areas of the Foundation’s mission.

- Indigent - Moving the indigent toward economic independence; encouraging their economic and civic integration into society; providing emergency shelter and assistance; providing healthcare; offering transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and promoting the creation of affordable housing.

- Nonprofit Capacity - Building the infrastructure of agencies working in the foregoing areas of interest.

The majority of Foundation funding is for program support; however, the Foundation will entertain requests for capital support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161752

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must have 501(c)3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation's service area includes the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and Big Bend regions. Agencies based outside the service area may be eligible to apply for funding. Please contact the Foundation to discuss your eligibility before submitting a request.

The King Foundation does not award grants:
- To individuals.
- To organizations or programs that do not serve residents of the geographic focus in Texas.
- To organizations that are not tax exempt or have not received their 501c3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
- For general operating support, annual fund drives, or funds to offset operating losses including retiring debt incurred to cover those losses.
- To create endowments.
- Toward galas, balls, luncheons, or other events benefitting charitable organizations.
- To efforts to treat or cure a single disease or condition.
- To support medical research.
- To church or seminary construction, or religious programs.
- Toward the cost of hosting or attending professional conferences or symposia, or participating in amateur sports competitions or similar activities.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation board awards grants at its regular meetings in June and December. The Foundation attempt to notify applicants of grant decisions either the day of the board meeting or the next business day.

Spring Grant Cycle Timeline:
- Letter of Inquiry due: December 15, 2017 by 4:30 PM.
- Invitation to submit a full proposal: About February 1, 2018.
- Full proposal deadline: February 28, 2018.
- Grants awarded: June 2018.
- Grant payments are made over the next six months, with the majority being paid by September.

Fall Grant Cycle Timeline:
- Letter of Inquiry due: June 15, 201 8 by 4:30 PM.
- Invitation to submit a full proposal: About August 1, 2018.
- Full proposal deadline: August 31, 2018.
- Grants awarded: December 2018.
- Grant payments are made over the next 12 months, with the majority being paid by June.

The Foundation encourages potential applicants to contact staff prior to submitting a LOI to discuss the request and potential fit with current funding interests.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions:
Amie Morgan, Program Associate

Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation
2301 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 330
Dallas, TX 75201

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and Big Bend regions of West Texas