North Texas Inquire

Geographic Focus

 

The King Foundation awards grants to agencies that either are located in, or are serving residents of five North Texas counties (click here for a map). Agencies based outside our service area may be eligible to apply for funding. Please contact the Foundation to discuss your eligibility before submitting a request.

 

Grantmaking Focus

 

The Foundation awards grants for specific purposes within the areas of aging population; arts, culture, and history; children and youth; education; and indigent. The Foundation’s North Texas giving guidelines changed starting in 2015. Please click here for more details about what we fund.

 

Regardless of the focus area, the Foundation does not fund certain kinds of requests, such as sponsorship of fundraising events. Please click here for more information about what we do not fund.

 

Types of Support

 

The majority of Foundation funding is for program support, but the Foundation also awards capital support. To research past Foundation grants in North Texas, click here.

 

Deadlines and Timelines

 

All letters of inquiry and applications must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline. Each submission must be complete as of the deadline.

 

Among the North Texas guideline changes, the Foundation will consider both multiyear grant awards, and single-year grants that may be renewed annually.

Spring Grant Cycle:*

  • The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is December 15.
  • Around February 1, the King Foundation will notify agencies whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal.
  • The deadline to submit a full proposal is February 28.
  • Grants are awarded in June.
  • Grant payments are made over the next six months, with the majority being paid by September.

Fall Grant Cycle:*

  • The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is June 15.
  • Around August 1, the King Foundation will notify agencies whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal.
  • The deadline to submit a full proposal is August 31.
  • Grants are awarded in December.
  • Grant payments are made over the next 12 months, with the majority being paid by June.

*If the next available deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, please contact Foundation staff to confirm the deadline for your submission. Deadlines falling on weekends are generally extended to the next business day. Deadlines falling on holidays may be extended, or advanced to the prior business day, at the Foundation’s discretion.