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Alice Kleberg Reynolds (AKR) Foundation Grant

Grants to South and Central Texas Nonprofits for
Arts, Education, Medical, Scientific, and Literacy Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alice Kleberg Reynolds (AKR) Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/31/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to South and Central Texas nonprofit organizations for a wide range of programs and projects that benefit local residents. Funding is intended for arts and culture, literacy, charitable, education, scientific, and medical purposes. The funding source primarily makes grants for specific programs, campaigns, or projects.

The Foundation serves the following Counties: Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brooks, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Fayette, Frio, Goliad, Gonzalez, Guadalupe, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes , Kendall, Kenedy, Kleberg, LaSalle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio , Starr, Travis, Uvalde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143430

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grant commitments are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified nonprofit organizations located in an eligible county may apply. See the attached pdf in Grant Coverage Areas below for a map and list of eligible counties.


- The Foundation does not fund Type II or III Supporting Organizations
- The Foundation does not make grants for capital campaigns, but they will fund grants for “brick and mortar.”
- The Foundation does not make grants for scholarships.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant cycle for 2018 begins May 14, 2018 and ends August 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM . The Advisory Directors will make all final decisions by September 21, 2018.

Grants are paid after all decisions are made on September 21, 2018. It can take a few weeks from that date to get checks in the mail.

Your organization must create a new application each year that you want to apply. This also applies to multi-year grant recipients.

Please Note:

The Foundation has three Advisory Directors who approve grants: Chula Reynolds, Mike Reynolds, and CoYoTe PhoeNix. Each Advisory Director has a specific amount of funding dollars available to them annually. Once their respective dollars are committed, their allocation is complete. Therefore, the Foundation suggests applicants apply early.

Please note that Advisory Director, CoYoTe PhoeNix, is only interested in funding programs/campaigns that provide support and/or service to women, children, and LGBTQ+. She does not fund “galas” or “bricks and mortar.”

Contact Information:

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

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Staff Contacts:

Jenny Vancura

Janice Torgeson, Senior Vice President

Grant Coverage Areas:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: 50 Counties in Southern and Central Texas