Apply for a Grant

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 Community Grant cycle is now open.

October 3, 2022 – Application opens
October 6 at 9:00am – Updated Grantmaking Policy Information Session: Option 1
October 26 at 3:00pm – Updated Grantmaking Policy Information Session: Option 2
November 21, 2022 at noon – Application due
December 2022 and early January 2023 – Site visits
Late January – Grants Committee meeting
Mid-February 2023 – Funding decisions made

The next tentative community grant cycle:

April 4, 2023 – Application opens
May 26, 2023 at noon – Application due
June and early July 2023 – Site visits
Mid-August 2023 – 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.  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 or 806.379.9400.