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Grants to Texas Nonprofits to Benefit Local Communities in Eligible Locations


Geographic Focus

USA: Texas: Greater Houston Area

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The Brown Foundation Grant

The Brown Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #162292

Grant Description

Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations to benefit communities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support programs in the focus areas of arts and culture, education, healthcare, direct services, and civic assets. Grants may be used for programming, capital, and operating support. The Brown Foundation focuses primarily on the greater Houston area. The Foundation may selectively make grants across Texas and in other parts of the country.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc. your organization must be a tax-exempt charitable organization, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation does not make grants to:
- Individuals
- Individual scholarship funds
- Endowments or endowment campaigns
- Debt retirement or to cover past operating deficits
- Any type of fundraising and/or marketing event
- Any type of activity intended to support candidates for political office or influence legislation
- Religious or doctrinal purposes, although faith-based organizations may apply for support for educational or social service programs

Pre-Application Information:

The Brown Foundation, Inc. has four pre-application cycles per year. If you are a new applicant, you may apply in any of the 2021-2022 cycles. Current grantees typically should select the cycle closest to your application last year.

Cycle 1: Pre-application opens on May 1, 2022. Pre-application deadline on May 31, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CST
- Cycle 2: Pre-application opens on July 1, 2022. Pre-application deadline on July 31, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CST
- Cycle 3: Pre-application opens on Oct 1, 2022. Ppre-application deadline on Oct 31, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CST
- Cycle 4: Pre-application opens on Jan 1, 2023. Pre-application deadline on Jan 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CST

If you submit your pre-application outside of these cycles, your pre-application will be reviewed but will remain pending until the next cycle opens.

The first step in the application process is a brief pre-application form. All applicants must complete the pre-application, including current grantees of the Foundation. After review, staff will notify you via email if you have been invited to submit a full proposal or if your application has been declined. If you have been invited to submit a full proposal, you will receive instructions about how to access the online Grantee Community. Invited applicants will be notified of the final deadline for the full proposal and will have approximately one month to submit a proposal.

If you apply during the specified cycle times, you should receive a decision approximately 30 days after the close date for the pre-application window. For example, if you apply by July 31, you should expect a decision by the end of August.

Organizations may not apply more than once per year.

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The Brown Foundation, Inc.
2217 Welch Street
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 523-6867

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