Grant Applications

2017 Grant Application Deadline: 
June 1st, 12:00 noon
(Applications available on April 3rd)

2017 Grant Approval Date: 
August 1st

Please click on this link to access the TCF grant application.
Applications for grants will only be accepted online.  501 (c)(3) organizations in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service and providing services in Kerr County and the communities of Fredericksburg, Harper, Stonewall, Comfort, Bandera, Medina and their outlying areas may apply for grants from The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country.

Grant Making History

As of December 2015, The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country has awarded over $16.8 million in grants and distributions to charitable organizations operating in the Texas Hill Country. The first small grant of $23.11 was awarded to the Barnett Chapel Building Fund in 1982. The asset size of The Community Foundation has grown to over $17,200,000 since its initial $5,000 contribution by Mrs. Alma Dietert in 1982.

The Application Process

The Community Foundation supports the programs of charitable organizations that benefit the Texas Hill Country. Grant requests have a greater likelihood of being funded when the project has a significant and long-lasting impact on the community, or when the project tests a new approach to solve a community problem. The organization requesting a grant should also demonstrate effectiveness in accomplishing its mission and have implemented a system for short and long-term planning. Grants are generally not awarded to individuals, to pay off an organization's indebtedness or for political activities.

The Community Foundation's grant guidelines, grant application, and evaluation of a grant award are all important parts of the application process. Grant applications are accepted year-round, but deadline dates and requirements are strictly followed. Late or incomplete applications are not considered.

Summary of TCF grants from 1982 through 2016

Community Service


Education and Youth


Civic and Cultural


Designated and Donor Advised Funds


Family & Wellness


Pass Through Grants




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