Apply for a Grant

The 2020 Healthy Seniors Grant Program is now closed.  Award decisions and notifications will be made in late November.

The Mary E. Bivins Foundation distributes funds in the form of grants for charitable purposes that address specific, nonrecurring needs of qualified nonprofit organizations committed to improving and enriching the quality of life in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.

The typical Fall/early Spring community grant cycle is open.  The application can be accessed in the right hand column and the timeline is below.

October 1, 2020 – Application opens
November 23, 2020 at noon – Application due
December 2020 and early January 2021 – Site visits
Late February 2021 – Funding decisions made

Upcoming standard community grant cycles are:

TENTATIVE
April 1, 2021 – Application opens
May 28, 2021 at noon – Application due
June and early July 2021 – Site visits
Late August 2021 – Funding decisions made

To be eligible for funding, the applicant organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is classified as a public charity and must use the grant funds within and for the benefit of the residents and communities of the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.  Organizations should not request funds more than once in a 12-month period and it is recommended that organizations wait at least two years between requests.  The Board will not consider a request from an organization that has an open grant; therefore, all grant requirements, including reports, must be complete before an organization is eligible to apply.  In general the Foundation will not consider a grant request for less than $5,000.  Please review other eligibility criteria found on the right-hand side of the “Program Overview” page.

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.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Tudyk, Program Officer, at jessica@bivinsfoundation.org or 806.379.9400.