West Texas Inquire

Grantmaking focus

 

The Foundation awards grants in the following areas: aging population; arts, culture, and history; children and youth; education; indigent; and nonprofit capacity. Please click here for more details about what we fund.

 

Regardless of the focus area, the Foundation doesn’t fund certain kinds of requests, such as sponsorship of fundraising events. Please click here for more information about what we don’t 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 West Texas, click here.

 

Geographic focus

 

The King Foundation awards grants to agencies that either are located in, or are serving residents of, 38 West Texas counties (click here for a map). Our service area includes the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and Big Bend regions. 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.

 

West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days

 

The King Foundation sponsors West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days (WTXRPD), a multiday conference providing training to rural nonprofits and opportunities to meet with private and public organizations that provide grants in the region.

 

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.

 

The Foundation observes a two-year window between grant awards. (As an example, if an agency were funded in the fall 2014 grant cycle, it would be eligible to apply for new funding in the fall 2016 cycle.) There is no waiting period if a request is declined.

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.