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Grants to Texas Nonprofits for Education, Families, Health Programs, and Animal Wellness


Geographic Focus

USA: Texas: Priority in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

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The George and Fay Young Foundation Grant

The George and Fay Young Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #143726

Grant Description

Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that focus on the areas of education, animal awareness, health, and individual, family, and community intervention. Highest priority will be given to organizations operating within the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex, and secondary consideration will be given to organizations located in other parts of Texas, as well as throughout the United States.

Priorities for each of the Foundation's focus areas are outlined below:

The Foundation seeks to support unique programs and experiences that have proven impact. The Foundation's primary focus is directed towards early childhood, primary, and secondary education.

Individual, Family, and Community Intervention:
The Foundation supports programs working to promote positive change while fostering self-reliance for individuals and families.

Animal Awareness:
The Foundation focuses on programs in which animal welfare is the core component, as well as programs that promote the importance of the relationship between humans and animals.

The Foundation's focus revolves around two specific areas: diabetes and vision loss. The Foundation also looks to support environmental efforts that promote healthy living environments for all.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The policy of the Foundation is to issue grants only to organizations that are: (i) exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"); (ii) described in Code Section 501(c)(3); and (iii) not classified as a private foundation described in Code Section 509(a).

Grants are not made to individuals. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications.

The Foundation traditionally focuses its funding on organizations operating within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Foundation, will however, give consideration to organizations located in other parts of Texas as well as throughout the United States that represent the listed areas of focus.

Foundation support is not restricted to those organizations in support of or promoting the beliefs of a particular creed or denomination.

The Foundation does not fund:

- Non-501(c)(3) entities
- Grants to individuals
- Partisan political groups and lobbying efforts
- Deficit funding
- Start-ups less than 3 years old
- Professional conferences

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications. The application process is by invitation only. As such, applicants must first contact the Foundation staff via email or phone.

Once invited to apply, requests are considered two times per year:

- May, with an application deadline of April 15th.
- October, with an application deadline of September 15th.

Please Note:

- A grant applicant will not receive more than one grant within a calendar year.
- An invitation proves clear interest in a given program/ project/ or organization, however, it is not a guarantee for funding.


Term of Contract:

Payment on a grant approved in May can be expected no later than June 30th, and those approved in October can be expected no later than November 30th. If payment will not be delivered in that timeframe, a Foundation associate will contact the organization.

Contact Information:

Christopher Shaw, Executive Vice President

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