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The Boyd & Evelyn Mullen Foundation


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Funding Source
Bank of America Private Bank Philanthropic Solutions
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Geographic Focus
USA: Texas: Priority for Houston area

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/31/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $30,000 to Texas charitable organizations in eligible locations for programs that address critical community needs. Funding is intended for projects and activities in the focus areas of education, religion, human services, science, medical research, and disaster relief. Grants are made to support primarily operating and program/project needs, but requests for one-time capital improvements may also be considered. Houston area programs will receive priority.

The Boyd & Evelyn Mullen Foundation was established to support charitable organizations, with a priority on the Houston area, endeavoring to advance education, literary studies, science, and religion, thereby improving the welfare of those in need. Specific areas of funding interest include education via college scholarships; disaster relief; enriching the lives of the blind and visually impaired; meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and children; and Medical Research with a focus on nutrition.


  • Education. The Foundation is devoted to encouraging the pursuit of higher education among the less fortunate. To accomplish this goal, the Foundation will:
    • Support organizations that provide scholarships to deserving students attending Texas colleges and universities
    • Support programs that help deserving students succeed in high school so that they can go on to college
    • Support programs that seek to increase college graduation rates of deserving students attending Texas colleges.
  • Literary studies. The Foundation seeks to fund programs in fields such as classics, history, history of art, musicology, philosophy, religious studies, and all areas of literary studies, including the study of foreign literature.
  • Disaster preparedness and relief. The Foundation is dedicated to providing support, relief, and recovery in the wake of domestic natural disasters (cyclones, earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis) and other tragedies.
  • Human services. The goal of the Foundation is to fund programs designed to provide social enrichment to individuals in the community. Grants are awarded to programs that help the hungry, disabled, and homeless, as well as abused women and children.
  • Medical Research. Medical Research is vital to improving human health, as it brings about a better understanding of the cause and effect of complex diseases. The Foundation will fund organizations that conduct Medical Research in the field of nutrition.
  • Science. The Foundation is devoted to supporting programs aimed at advancing promising research and technological developments that have the potential to expand knowledge, improve health and protect the environment. Support will also be provided for programs that enhance science education and learning.
  • Religion. The Foundation is committed to funding programs that reinvigorate religious life in the Houston area and connect people with a community of faith. The Foundation believes that such a connection (regardless of creed or denomination) reinforces ethical behavior and motivates active engagement driven by a concern for others. These desired outcomes cut across all of the Foundation's areas of interest.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Charitable organizations in Texas are eligible to apply.

Grants for individuals or for endowment campaigns are not considered.

Pre-Application Information
Proposals are due on July 31.

The decision time frame is 3 months.

Please submit online applications by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the foundation’s deadline date. If the application deadline date falls on a weekend or a federally recognized holiday, the deadline is not extended, therefore applications must be submitted on the prior business day by 11:59 p.m.

Only one request will be accepted from an organization during a 12-month period.

Additional information and FAQ:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants typically range between $5,000 and $30,000.

Term of Contract
Most grants are awarded for 1 year in duration, although occasionally the Foundation may request a multi-year proposal from certain organizations.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Direct questions to Meghan Bennett, VP, Philanthropic Client Manager, at

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