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The Sumners Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States
for Civic Education and Activities

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Sumners Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for civic educational programs and activities. Funding is intended to increase public understanding of the benefits of freedom and personal and civic responsibility, and the corresponding threat to liberty posed by a lack of informed, active participation by citizens at all levels of government. Foundation grants are generally restricted to programming in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, although programs in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri occasionally are made to qualified organizations.

The purpose of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, as stated in its governing documents, is to encourage the study, teaching, and research into the science and art of self-government, to the end that the American People may understand the fundamental principles of democracy and be guided thereby in shaping governmental policies.

The specific efforts of the Foundation include support for:
- Programs and activities that provide personal involvement in the political process and functions of government, such as democracy reform, mock trials, civic engagement programs, and mock legislative sessions, as well as conferences and seminars on relevant public policy issues.
- Teacher training on the founding documents and/or democratic principles.
- Programs and academic contests on American democratic self-government targeting youth, educators, young professionals, and other societal leaders.
- Other programs and activities that, in the opinion of the Trustees, meet the obligations of the Foundation's Statement of Purpose.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171826

Term of Contract:

Multiyear grants are not made.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants for purposes other than scholarships or fellowships are made only to organizations that are qualified charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation does not make loans, grants-in-aid, or fellowships directly to individuals.

The Foundation is non-political and nonpartisan, and none of its funds may be used for political or propagandistic purposes.

Grant funds may be used only for the specific purposes for which they were awarded and may not be used to cover any indirect costs.

Pre-Application Information:

The annual deadline is August 1,2019 at 5 p.m. CST.

- Grant applications will be accepted from January 1 to August 1 using the online portal.
- Applications are accepted until August 1 at 5 p.m. CST and are screened by the trustees at a subsequent meeting.
- The final grant decision is made in October or November and funds are distributed in December.

Grant applications received after August 1 will not be considered.


Contact Information:

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

Online Grant Portal:

No grant applications will be accepted via fax, email, or mail.

Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, Inc.
325 N. St. Paul Street., Suite 3920
Dallas, Texas 75201

Janemarie Clark
Office 214.220.2128 x2

Eileen Resnik
Program Officer
Office 214.220.2128 x4

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Kansas;   Louisiana;   Missouri;   Nebraska;   New Mexico;   Oklahoma;   Texas