The Mary E. Bivins Foundation distributes funds in the form of grants for charitable purposes that address specific, nonrecurring needs of nonprofit organizations committed to improving and enriching the quality of life in the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Since 1949, the Foundation has awarded more than $26 million to qualified recipients from across the Panhandle. Grantees include organizations dedicated to health and human services, the arts and humanities, youth development and more.
The Foundation is excited to announce a new grant opportunity. The Mary E. Bivins Healthy Seniors Grant Program will feature a simplified grant application and will 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 will be available on August 29th and will be due October 12th at noon.
The Mary E. Bivins Foundation will maintain its traditional grant program, allowing requests from organizations that serve all populations of the Panhandle. The next regular grant cycle will take place in the spring of 2019.