The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country’s aim is to improve the quality of life for area residents. We work hard to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to our care and strive to make grant decisions that not only promote solutions to community challenges, but also build the capacity of nonprofits to collaboratively partner with others to improve the quality of life.

The Foundation only grants awards to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that are providing services in Bandera, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Real, and Uvalde counties.


The Community Foundation makes grants through its Community Impact Fund: a responsive, open, competitive application process with only one annual deadline. The Foundation invites applications from nonprofits offering services or conducting programming within any part of its service area. The Community Impact Fund has four impact areas and only makes grants from the Fund in these areas:

  • Arts & Heritage
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Environment
  • Youth Development

The Community Impact Fund only considers requests for general operating support or program support. Capital campaigns, sponsorships, and professional development opportunities are types of requests not eligible for the Community Impact Fund.

Applications will be available on Monday, May 11, 2020, and are due no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, July 13, 2020. Grant decisions will be announced on or before Monday, September 7, 2020. Grant application deadlines are absolute – applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Further details about the Community Impact Fund can be found in the “Grant Guidelines” and the “Frequently Asked Questions” documents below.



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