What is the average size of your grants?

Our grants range from $1,000 to $3M. The average grant is around $300,000; however, grant size is dependent on a number of factors so an average may be misleading.

Do you fund multi-year grants?

Yes, the foundation supports multi-year grants. Generally, grant length is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the complexity of the project.

Do you fund individual scholarships?

At this time the foundation does not provide individual scholarships but rather chooses to fund scholarship programs through grants to institutions of higher education.

What types of grants are eligible for funding?

Greater Texas Foundation makes charitable contributions to organizations that:

  • are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or are an accredited college or university;
  • support the mission of the foundation through Texas-based or Texas-focused work;
  • support or provide specific programs targeting education in furtherance of Greater Texas Foundation’s exempt purposes, mission, and vision.

In most cases, the foundation will consider only one application from an organization (in the case of a college/university meaning unit or department) within a twelve-month period. Generally, no proposal from an organization previously funded by the foundation will be considered unless a full and timely report of expenditure of the previous grant has been submitted.

Whom should I contact if I have questions about the application process?

Questions regarding the application process may be sent to Carol Miller at carolmiller[at]greatertexasfoundation.org.