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Earl C. Sams Foundation Grant

Grants to South Texas Nonprofits for Education, Religious Entities,
Medical Services, Environmental Conservation, and Social Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Earl C. Sams Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/05/18

Description:

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Grants to South Texas nonprofit organizations for programming, capital, and operating expenses that foster community growth and development for the funding region. Funding is intended to benefit organizations that foster the educational, religious, medical, environmental, and social needs of the area and its residents.

The Foundation has and will continue to make grants for administration/operating expenses, construction costs, fundraising costs, seed money/startup funds, program expenses, capital campaigns, equipment, endowments, and challenge/matching grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180831

Term of Contract:

Grantees that have received a grant for three consecutive years will not be allowed to submit an application the following grant year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The Earl C. Sams Foundation makes grants primarily in the South Texas area.
- The Foundation considers grant applications only from public charities as defined under the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations.
- The Foundation does not grant money to individuals.
- The Foundation does provide funding for building or operating grant requests.
- The Foundation has and will continue to make grants for: administration/operating expenses, construction costs, fundraising costs, seed money/startup funds, program expenses, capital campaigns, equipment, endowments, and challenge/matching grants.
- While the Foundation does periodically fund scholarships at various institutions, the institution, not the Foundation, determines the recipients of those scholarship funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
The Board of Directors meets three times a year, the first Monday of March, June, and November. The application deadline for each meeting is generally thirty days before each meeting. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered at the upcoming meeting but will be considered at the following meeting.

Scheduled Meetings and Deadlines:

Meeting: June 5, 2017
Application Deadline: May 5, 2017

Meeting: November 6, 2017
Application Deadline: October 6, 2017

Meeting: March 5, 2018
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

Meeting: June 4, 2018
Application Deadline: May 4, 2018

Meeting: November 5, 2018
Application Deadline: October 5, 2018

Application Submission:
- Applications should be scanned and emailed in PDF format.
- Electronic submission is preferred.
- If absolutely necessary, applicants may mail or drop off a hard copy (one only) of the application to the Foundation’s offices. No binders or folders.
- If further information or a site visit is required, the applicant will be contacted.
- Individual board members are willing to meet with prospective applicants prior to board meetings, at which time a presentation can be made. To arrange for such a meeting, please contact the Grants Manager.
- Applicants will be notified in writing of the status of the request after the board of directors meeting.

Grant FAQ: http://www.ecsams.org/faq.cfm

Contact Information:

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

Email completed application packet in PDF format to the Grants Manager at:
sueo@ecsams.org

Address mailed proposals to:
Bruce S. Hawn, President
Earl C. Sams Foundation, Inc.
101 N. Shoreline Blvd., Suite 602
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

For general inquires:
Phone: (361) 888-6485
Fax: (361) 884-4241

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: South Texas