Apply for a Grant

The Foundation is excited to announce a new grant opportunity. The Mary E. Bivins Healthy Seniors Grant Program features a simplified grant application and is designed to assist organizations that provide programs targeted to meet the needs of aging and senior populations in the Panhandle’s rural communities (i.e. outside of Amarillo). Programs that address hunger and food security, nutrition, aging in place, transportation, increasing social connection, care giver support, health needs, and other senior related issues are eligible. Preference will be given to requests that address the issue of senior hunger, food security, and nutrition.

Applications must meet the Foundation’s eligibility requirements  and requests between $2,500 and $25,000 will be accepted. The application for this new program will be available on the website beginning on August 29th with a due date of October 12th at noon. Award decisions will be made in November of 2018.

An online meeting will be hosted on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:00am to cover details of the grant program and answer questions. To receive details on the meeting or for additional information, please contact Jessica Tudyk, Program Officer, at jessica@bivinsfoundation.org or by phone at 806-379-9400.

 

The Foundation’s next regular grant application deadline will be in the Spring of 2019. The online application will be posted in mid-March.  This will allow applicants approximately ten weeks to prepare and submit the required information.

You should contact the Foundation prior to submitting an application so that we may discuss your proposed project and answer any questions you might have about the process. These meetings are extremely helpful for both the applicant and the foundation, and are strongly encouraged.

To be eligible for funding, the applicant organization must use the grant funds within and for the benefit of the residents and communities of the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.

It is important to remember that:

  • Organizations should provide evidence of support for the request, ability to work with other agencies, and evaluation of potential duplication of services.
  • Organizations should not request funds more than once in a 12-month period.
  • Minimum Grant Amount – In general, the Foundation will not consider a grant which requests less than $2,500.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Tudyk, Program Officer, at jessica@bivinsfoundation.org or by phone at 806-379-9400.