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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation Grant - West Texas

Grants to West Texas Nonprofits for Social Welfare,
Arts, Education, and Capacity Building Programs

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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

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Deadline Date:

08/31/19 4:30 PM


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Grants to West Texas nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for programs that benefit residents. Funding is intended for projects and programs in the areas of children and youth; aging and seniors; arts, culture, and history; nonprofit capacity building; education; and the indigent. Letters of Inquiry are due prior to submission of a full application. The Foundation provides funding to organizations that either are located in, or are serving residents of 38 West Texas counties.

Eligible counties are: Cochran, Yoakum, Terry, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Scurry, Andrews, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Loving, Winkler, Ector, Midland, Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Reeves, Ward, Crane, Upton, Reagan, Irion, Tom Green, Concho, McCulloch, Pecos, Terrel, Crockett, Schleicher, Menard, Mason, Sutton, Kimble, Jeff Davis, Presidio, and Brewster.

Focus Areas:
- Aging Populations: Meeting the physical and emotional needs of the elderly, especially efforts to preserve and promote the independence, health, and quality of life of seniors; to improve the quality and availability of both nursing home care and alternatives to nursing home care; and to protect seniors from abuse or financial exploitation.
- Arts, Culture, and History: Supporting artistic, historical, or cultural experiences that enhance learning in school-age children, or extend the benefit of the arts to children, the elderly, and others who might not otherwise have access.
- Children and Youth: Meeting the physical and emotional needs of young people, especially efforts to prevent child abuse or neglect or mitigate their effects; to provide healthcare; and to promote and to develop sound character and values in young people.
- Education: Preparing young children for school; supporting the educational process broadly through means such as parental involvement and teacher training; promoting adult literacy; improving English-language skills in both children and adults; and supporting student-focused programs at the college level that advance other areas of the Foundation’s mission.
- Indigent: Moving the indigent toward economic independence; encouraging their economic and civic integration into society; providing emergency shelter and assistance; providing healthcare; offering transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and promoting the creation of affordable housing.
- Nonprofit Capacity: Building the infrastructure of agencies working in the foregoing areas of interest.

The majority of Foundation funding is for program support; however, the Foundation will entertain requests for capital support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161752

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must have 501(c)3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation's service area includes the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and Big Bend regions. Agencies based outside the service area may be eligible to apply for funding. Please contact the Foundation to discuss your eligibility before submitting a request.

The King Foundation does not award grants:
- To individuals.
- To organizations or programs that do not serve residents of the geographic focus in Texas.
- To organizations that are not tax exempt or have not received their 501c3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
- For general operating support, annual fund drives, or funds to offset operating losses including retiring debt incurred to cover those losses.
- To create endowments.
- Toward galas, balls, luncheons, or other events benefitting charitable organizations.
- To efforts to treat or cure a single disease or condition.
- To support medical research.
- To church or seminary construction, or religious programs.
- Toward the cost of hosting or attending professional conferences or symposia, or participating in amateur sports competitions or similar activities.

Pre-Application Information:

All letters of inquiry and applications must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline. Within about six weeks after the deadline, all agencies that submitted LOIs receive an email from the Foundation notifying them whether or not they may submit a full proposal.

Spring Grant Cycle:*
- The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is December 15.
- Around February 1, the King Foundation will notify agencies whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal.
- The deadline to submit a full proposal is February 28.
- Grants are awarded in June.
- Grant payments are made over the next six months, with the majority being paid by September.

Fall Grant Cycle:*
- The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is June 15.
- Around August 1, the King Foundation will notify agencies whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal.
- The deadline to submit a full proposal is August 31.
- Grants are awarded in December.
- Grant payments are made over the next 12 months, with the majority being paid by June.

*If the next available deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, please contact Foundation staff to confirm the deadline for your submission. Deadlines falling on weekends are generally extended to the next business day. Deadlines falling on holidays may be extended, or advanced to the prior business day, at the Foundation’s discretion.

The Foundation holds pre-proposal meetings throughout the year, usually in the months just preceding an application deadline. To request a meeting, please call the Foundation and ask to speak with Michelle Monse or Laura Duty.

The King Foundation generally observes a two-year window between competitively awarded grants. That means that a grantee should wait 18 months from the grant award date before submitting another LOI.

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

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If you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the system, do not create a new account. Please contact Amie Morgan, at or 214.750.1884 to receive your username and password.

For questions or to schedule a meeting, call: Michelle Monse or Laura Duty:

Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation
2301 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 330
Dallas, TX 75201
fax | 214.750.1651
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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and Big Bend regions of West Texas