Grants for Charitable Purposes

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

The Foundation accepts and reviews grants twice per year.  The next grant application deadline is November 20th, 2017.  The application will be made available approximately ten weeks before the stated deadline.

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.

Resource documents, including eligibility requirements, sample budgets, etc. can be downloaded from the links on the right-hand side of this page. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

For additional information, please contact Susan Severn, Grants and Scholarship Program Officer, at 806-379-9400 or by email at