Grant Guidelines

The King Foundation distributes grants to agencies that are either located in or directly serving residents in five counties in North Texas, 38 counties in West Texas, and 32 counties in Arkansas. Agencies that operate outside of those counties may be eligible to apply for funding and should contact the Foundation to discuss ideas for proposals prior to submitting.


The Foundation awards grants in the following areas:


  • Aging population
  • Arts, culture, and history
  • Children and youth
  • Education
  • Indigent
  • Nonprofit capacity


The guidelines for grantmaking in North Texas are different from the guidelines for West Texas and Arkansas. Although we fund in the same broad categories, North Texas is more tightly focused on specific issues.



The majority of Foundation funding is for program support; however, we will entertain requests for capital support.