Mary E. Bivins Foundation Grants

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. See map of the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle below.

Eligibility and other information regarding the grant program can be found on the right hand side of this page.  The Foundation typically has a grant cycle in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Upcoming grant cycles are as follows:

Mid-September 2019 – Application opens
November 25, 2019 at noon – Applications due
Late February 2020 – Funding decisions made

Mid-February 2020 – Application opens
May 1, 2020 at noon – Applications due
Late August 2020 – Funding decisions made

Application information can be found on the “Apply for a Grant” page.
For additional information, please contact Jessica Tudyk, Program Officer, at