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The Children's Fund Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits in
Eligible Locations to Benefit Children

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to address the needs of local children. Grant funds may be used for facilities, equipment, and hiring and training individuals. Preference will be given to proposals from organizations with small budgets and limited exposure to other avenues of support. Eligible applicants serve children in the Houston area.

The Children’s Fund, Inc. raises money each year for charitable purposes directed at assisting children in the Houston area.  The Fund looks for proposals that identify a specific need that will be addressed either by the purchase of equipment, facilities, or through the hiring or training of individuals to provide services.

The Children’s Fund will typically focus on charities with the following characteristics:

  • Small budgets
  • Minimal internal or external fundraising capabilities
  • Lack of significant exposure to the Houston business community and lack of support from government or other charitable organizations (i.e. United Way)
  • Small administrative departments

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159558

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are typically in the $10,000 to $50,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant is open to charities serving Houston-area children. Applicants must have a 501(c)(3) certificate.

Absent extraordinary circumstances, a charity that has received money from The Children’s Fund, Inc. for the past three consecutive years is ineligible to receive funds for the current year.

The Fund is reluctant to provide funding for general operating expenses or budget support.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: July 29, 2020

Apply on the URL for Full Text below.

All new applicants, returning applicants and previous grant awardees must submit a new application each year to be considered for a grant.

Only those charities selected will be notified of their funding.

Funds for the proposal you make in July 2020 will not be available until June 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Send materials that are unable to be uploaded to:
The Children’s Fund, Inc.
Attn: Sarah and Carey Ford
5773 Woodway Drive #189
Houston, TX 77057

If you have any further questions concerning this process, Sarah and Carey Ford can be reached via email at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Houston Area

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