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Fort Bend Cares Grants

Grants to Texas Nonprofits to Support Disadvantaged
Children and Youth in Fort Bend County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fort Bend Cares

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants averaging $5,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations for programs and capital projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged youth, typically 18 and under, in Fort Bend County. The highest priority is given to programs that address basic physical needs, though programs that address educational, emotional, recreational and other needs may be considered.

The Foundation invests in smaller and newer nonprofits that need assistance, but may not have the capacity or history to tackle large, private foundation grants and/or other fundraising mechanisms.

The Foundation supports organizations that provide the following programs or services:

Health
- Medical
- Dental
- Emotional

Educational
- Life skills
- Programs
- Training

Social Services
- Mentoring
- Child Protection
- Basic Needs

Capital Projects
- Recreational
- Social Needs
- Equipment

Operating funds are eligible, but should not be the focus.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168511

Number of Grants:

20-30

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Applications should be written for funds to be used June – December 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 501(c)(3) organizations providing programs or services targeted at improving the lives of disadvantaged youth (typically 18 and under) in our community.
- Cannot apply until previous funded Fort Bend Cares grant report has been submitted.
- Organization does not have to be based in Fort Bend County, but grant funds must serve disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted December 1 to January 31, 2018 by 11:59 PM with board decision in May 2018.

Upon receipt of documents, you will be sent a confirmation email. If no confirmation email is received within 48 hours, please call the Foundation.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to grants@fortbendcares.org.

For questions, call 832-819-2005 or email the above address.

Angel Tapia, Executive Director
Patty Ward, Grants Committee Chairperson

Fort Bend Cares
P.O. Box 17748
Sugar Land, Texas 77496

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Programs must benefit Fort Bend County residents