Lubbock Area Foundation is a nonprofit community foundation
that manages a pool of charitable endowment funds, the income
from which is used to benefit the South Plains community through
grants to nonprofit organizations, educational programs and
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Grantmaking policy and grant award decisions are made by the
Board of Directors.
The Foundation restricts support
Funds (unrestricted funds established by
generous donors for the benefit of this community) to organizations in Lubbock and the surrounding South Plains
area which are 501(c)(3) or the government equivalent. Grants
may be made for start-up funding, general operating support,
program support and demonstration programs. The Foundation
does not make grants to individuals, for political purposes,
to retire indebtedness or for payment of interest or taxes.
All grant recipients must report on the expenditure of grant
funds and results of the supported project within one year
of the award. Typical grant awards range from $500 - $2,500
with $5,000 as the maximum from Community Funds. Grant
applications are reviewed throughout the year.
of Interest Funds make it possible for the Foundation to
concentrate funding on areas of interest specified by our
donors. Funding for the arts in Lubbock and Hale Counties is
available through the Sybil
Harrington Endowment for the Arts. Animal
welfare needs are addressed through the Ruth
Wright Endowment for Animals.
The Lubbock Area Foundation has traditionally offered multiple opportunities
for the consideration of grant proposals.
Funds: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st
and October 1st
Harrington Endowment for the Arts:
Wright Endowment for Animals: December
After we receive your complete proposal, copies will be provided
to the Foundation's Grants Committee who will review and provide
comments. Additional information or a site visit may be requested.
The Grants Committee will make its recommendations to the
Board of Directors. You will be notified of the Board's decision
as soon as possible after the Board meeting at which your
application is considered.
The funding priorities of the Lubbock Area Foundation are:
Impact: service to a wide segment of the community and assistance
to those not adequately served by existing resources
responsiveness to changing or emerging community needs and
a practical approach for solving community problems
the project leverages or generates other funding or resources
Management: there is a clear plan for implementation and the
organization has the capability of delivering the service/program
in a cost effective manner
the project does not duplicate existing programs or services
apply for funding through Community Funds, the Sybil B.
Harrington Endowment for the Arts or the Ruth Wright
Endowment for Animals, complete
and print the Application
or deliver ten
(12) copies of the Application Form, Narrative and
recent IRS Filing (Form 990)
detailed copy of the organization's current annual operating
budget and year-to-date financial statements.
copy of the most recent audit (if no audit, most recent
current listing of the Board of Directors.
resolution from the Board approving the application.
If you have any
questions about the proposal process, please contact Tami
Swoboda, Director of Programs and Communications at
(806)762-8061 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
has a grant program for K-12 schools (public and private) in the South Plains
area. The intent of
this program is to provide small grants to elementary and secondary
school teachers to enable them to try out creative teaching
techniques and buy enriching teaching materials which are not
supported by school budgets.