Grants

The Community Foundation for the Texas Hill Country’s mission 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, Gillespie, Kendall, and Kerr counties.

 

Community Impact Fund

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country invites applications from nonprofits offering services or conducting programming within any part of its service area. It has six impact areas and only makes grants from the Community Impact Fund in these areas.

 

  • Aging & Elder Care
  • Arts & Heritage
  • Basic Needs
  • Environment
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Youth Development

 

Community Impact Fund applications will be available on Monday, April 2, 2018, and are due no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Grant decisions are announced on or before Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

 

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One Wish

The One Wish program connects Community Foundation donors to “wishes” submitted by nonprofit organizations. “Wishes” are tangible items that may not fit into a traditional funding stream or go un-budgeted, but nonetheless contribute to organizational success. Nonprofits that have filed Community Impact Fund application in the past five years are eligible for One Wish.

 

One Wish applications will be available on Monday, October 16, 2017, and are due no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Selected applications are announced on or before Thursday, November 9, 2017, and any wishes that are granted are announced as they are granted. Selection into the One Wish program does not guarantee the wish will be granted.

 

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Discretionary Grants

At the discretion of the Executive Director, grants of $2,000 or less may be awarded for the purposes of improving the quality of life in the Texas Hill Country. Awards are granted in the same impact areas as the Community Impact Fund:

 

  • Aging & Elder Care
  • Arts & Heritage
  • Basic Needs
  • Environment
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Youth Development

 

Discretionary grants are determined within 14 days of receipt. Applications are welcome at any time.

 

Helpful Links:

  • Application (available Jan 1)
  • Guidelines (available Jan 1)