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Wright Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Baltimore, Maryland and Austin, Texas Nonprofits
for Programs Assisting At-Risk Children and Youth

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Foundation / Corporation

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Wright Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/15/19 - For Baltimore applicants only


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Grants to Baltimore, Maryland and Austin, Texas nonprofit organizations for services that benefit at-risk children and youth. Applicants from the Austin area must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support programs and initiatives in early childhood education, K-12 education, teenage pregnancy, and out-of-school activities.

The Wright Family Foundation grant program provides funding for organizations and programs designed to achieve educational goals that fall within the areas outlined below.

- K-12 Education
- Out of School Time
- Teenage Pregnancy

Baltimore City:
- Early Childhood Education
- K-5 Education
- Out of School Time

Goals and strategies for the Baltimore, Maryland region are found at

Goals and strategies for the Austin, Texas region are found at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171617

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for funding, an organization must meet the basic eligibility requirements:

- Applicants must submit evidence of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applicant must be providing support and services to at-risk youth in Baltimore City, Maryland or the City of Austin, Texas in one of the designated program areas.

Pre-Application Information:

The Wright Family Foundation has a two-step application process:

- Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
- Step 2: Grant Proposal

All potential applicants must initially consider whether the proposal agrees not only with the basic eligibility criteria but also with the Foundation's program interests and grantmaking policies. If these initial requirements are met, then a letter of inquiry should be submitted to the Foundation. Foundation staff will promptly confirm the receipt of the Letter of Inquiry. Within 15 days the applicant will be notified if a grant proposal is invited by the Foundation. The Foundation has an ongoing review cycle for Baltimore and there are no deadlines for the submission of a Letter of Inquiry. Potential grantees in Austin are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry by January 15. If invited proposals are due March 1.

The Foundation welcomes telephone inquiries throughout the year about funding, Letters of Inquiry, and, when invited grant proposals. Foundation staff will be pleased to answer any questions throughout the application process. All other inquiries and applications should be addressed to the Foundation's Baltimore office.

The Foundation will consider Austin new proposals at the May meeting only. Baltimore new proposals are considered at board meetings scheduled in March, May, and September. Submission deadlines are as follows:

Grant Submission Due Date: January 9 (For Baltimore proposals only)
Meeting Date: March
Grant Disbursement: April

Grant Submission Due Date: March 1 (For Baltimore and Austin proposals. In addition, an LOI submission is required for Austin proposals by January 15.)
Meeting Date: May
Grant Disbursement: June

Grant Submission Due Date: July 15 (For Baltimore proposals only)
Meeting Date: September
Grant Disbursement: October

Application Process:

Contact Information:

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

Applicants should address the LOI to:

Mari Beth C. Moulton, Executive Director
Wright Family Foundation
P.O. Box 1606
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030-7606

For Fedex, UPS and other express delivery services requiring a street address, please send to:
115 Wight Avenue
PO Box 1606
Cockeysville, MD 21030-7606


Austin Office Information:
Katherine B. Wright, Executive Director
Phone: 512-695-6905

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore ;   Texas: Austin