Funding Opportunities

The Meadows Foundation accepts funding proposals

Written by Mindia Whittier

The Foundation supports causes that serve people across the state of Texas.

Applications are being accepted for grants to support arts and culture, civic and public affairs, education, the environment, human services and health in communities across Texas.

The Meadows Foundation, which funds grants throughout the state, has five priority initiatives linked to long-term goals: post-secondary completion, educator preparation, water conservation, depression and homelessness. Emphasis is given to applications focused on these areas.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets five times a year to consider proposals, in January, April, June, September and November. The Foundation’s grant cycle takes four to five months from receiving the proposal to making a final decision. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of a decision if the request has been approved or declined. One proposal can be submitted every 12 months.

The Meadows Foundation is a private family foundation on a mission to improve the quality and circumstances of life for the people of Texas now and in the future. It was founded by Al and Virginia Meadows, who believed all Texans deserve the same gift they were afforded – the opportunity to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

Since the Foundation was established in 1948, more than $1.32 billion has been awarded in grants and charitable distributions to 3,600 institutions and agencies serving the people of Texas.

Additional details and a grant application are available online.

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Mindia Whittier