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Alice Kleberg Reynolds (AKR) Foundation Grant

Grants to Southern 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:

08/31/17 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 will be provided for arts and cultural, charitable, educational, literacy, medical, and scientific projects. 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 Supporting Documents 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 application period opens on Wednesday, May 15, 2017 and closes on August 31, 2017 at 5pm. No applications will be accepted after that date. Grantseekers are advised to submit their applications early.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the FAQs and Guidelines.

How to Apply:

The application is available online. The Foundation does not accept paper applications or email attachments. If your organization is applying for more than one grant, your organization must fill out one application for each request. Each organization is limited to two applications per year.

Before you create a grant application, you must log in to an existing account or register for a new account for your organization.

If you did not apply for a grant in 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013, 2014, then you must register for a new account before starting a grant application.

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

Grants are paid after all decisions are made on September 21, 2017. It can take a few weeks from that date to get checks in the mail.

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 gays/lesbians. 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.

Register and apply online here:

Staff Contacts:

Jenny Vancura

Janice Torgeson, Senior Vice President

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: 50 Counties in Southern and Central Texas