COMMUNITY GRANTS

 
 

The King Foundation awards two different types of grants each year to organizations from Arkansas, North Texas, and West Texas: Community Grants and Initiative Grants.

You will find information regarding Community Grants on this page. For information about Initiative Grants, go the to the Initiative Grants page.

 
 

COMMUNITY GRANTS OVERVIEW

 
 

01. APPLICATION FORMAT – Online Portal Only

02. DEADLINE FOR LETTERS OF INQUIRY (LOIs)

Fall Cycle + Next LOI deadline: June 14, 2019, at 4:30 pm
Spring Cycle + Next LOI deadline: December 16, 2019, at 4:30 pm

03. OTHER KEY DATES

Fall Cycle
+ Portal opens: May 1, 2019
+ Applicants notified: August 1 if LOIs advance to full proposal
+ Invited proposals due: August 30
+ Staff proposal reviews and site visits: September-November
+ Grants awarded: December 13

Spring Cycle
+ Portal opens: November 1, 2019
+ Applicants notified: February 1, 2020 if LOIs advance to full proposal
+ Invited proposals due: February 28, 2020
+ Staff proposal reviews and site visits: March-May
+ Grants awarded: June 5, 2020

04. TYPES OF GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program
Capital
Nonprofit capacity (Arkansas and West Texas only)

05. WAITING PERIOD

Agencies may submit a new LOI 18 months after a
previous grant award.

06. GRANT AVERAGE & RANGE

Range:  $15,000 to $75,000
Average: $30,000

07. PRE-PROPOSAL CALLS & MEETINGS – Yes

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GRANT EXCLUSIONS

The Foundation does not award grants:

01. To individuals

02. To organizations or programs that do not serve residents of our geographic focus areas in Arkansas or Texas.

03. To organizations that are not tax exempt or have not received their 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.  (The Foundation will consider grants to organizations in a fiscal sponsorship arrangement in some circumstances.)

04. For general operating support, annual fund drives, or funds to offset operating losses.

05. For debt retirement, including short-term loans taken as part of a capital campaign.

06. To create or add to endowments.

07. To organizations that will “pass through” the King Foundation grant by re-award to other charitable organizations.

08. For galas, balls, luncheons, or similar events benefitting charitable organizations.

09. For efforts to treat or cure a single disease or condition.

10. To support medical research.

11. For church or seminary construction or religious programs.  (The Foundation will consider grants to faith-based groups offering social service programs in some circumstances.  The programs must be available to the general public and cannot require religious instruction or participation as a condition of receiving or continuing services.)

12. For professional conferences, symposia, academic or sports competitions, K-12 extracurricular competitions, or similar activities.

 
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COMMUNITY GRANTS GUIDELINES

Arkansas | North Texas | West Texas

 

 
 

ARKANSAS

Arkansas County Maps
 

ELIGIBLE COUNTIES

Arkansas + Ashley + Bradley + Calhoun + Chicot + Clay + Cleveland + Columbia + Craighead + Crittenden + Cross + Desha + Drew + Greene + Hempstead + Jackson + Jefferson + Lafayette +
Lee + Lincoln + Little + River + Miller + Mississippi + Monroe + Nevada + Ouachita + Phillips + Poinsett + Prairie + St. Francis + Union + Woodruff

 

Community Grants are awarded in Arkansas in the following areas:

01. AGING POPULATION / Meeting the physical and emotional needs of the elderly, especially efforts to preserve and promote the independence, health, and quality of life of seniors; to improve the quality and availability of both nursing home care and alternatives to nursing home care; and to protect seniors from abuse or financial exploitation.

02. ARTS, CULTURE, AND HISTORY / Supporting artistic, historical, or cultural experiences that enhance learning in school-age children, or extend the benefit of the arts to children, the elderly, and others who might not otherwise have access.

03. CHILDREN AND YOUTH / Meeting the physical and emotional needs of young people, especially efforts to prevent child abuse or neglect or mitigate their effects; to provide healthcare; and to promote and to develop sound character and values in young people.

04. ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED / Moving low-income people toward economic independence; providing emergency shelter and assistance; providing healthcare; offering transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and promoting the creation of affordable housing.

05. EDUCATION / Preparing young children for school; supporting the educational process broadly through means such as parental involvement and teacher training; promoting adult literacy; improving English-language skills in both children and adults; and supporting student-focused programs at the college level that advance other areas of the Foundation’s mission.

06. NONPROFIT CAPACITY / Building the infrastructure of agencies working in aging, arts, children, economically disadvantaged, or education.


 
 

NORTH TEXAS

North Texas County Maps

ELIGIBLE COUNTIES

Collin + Dallas + Denton + Rockwall + Tarrant 

 

01. AGING POPULATION / Helping seniors protect or improve their financial independence, through efforts such as employment services, money management programs, financial literacy education, benefits counseling, debt management assistance, food and nutrition security, mental health counseling and case management, transportation, and home improvement or repair; and protecting seniors from physical or financial abuse.

02. ARTS, CULTURE, AND HISTORY / Providing artistic, historical, or cultural experiences that enhance learning in school-age children, or extend the benefit of the arts to children, the elderly, and others who might not otherwise have access; helping the cultural sector build future audiences and generate sustained operational funding.

03. CHILDREN AND YOUTH / Assisting young people who are aging out of the foster care system in preparing for independent adulthood, including case management, education, employment, housing, and mental health services; and supporting youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

04. ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED / Addressing the wealth gap by improving the financial stability and economic security of individuals and families through an integrated approach of improving financial health, income supports, and employment, offered either by a single agency or a group of agencies working in concert.

05. EDUCATION / Supporting the educational and social-emotional development of children ages birth to five, including pre-K programs, kindergarten readiness efforts, and quality improvement initiatives.

 

 
 

WEST TEXAS

West Texas County Maps

ELIGIBLE COUNTIES

Andrews + Borden + Brewster + Cochran + Coke + Concho + Crane + Crockett + Dawson + Ector + Gaines + Glasscock + Howard + Irion + Jeff Davis + Kimble + Loving + Martin + Mason + McCulloch + Menard + Midland + Mitchell + Pecos + Presidio + Reagan + Reeves + Schleicher + Scurry + Sterling + Sutton + Terrell + Terry + Tom Green + Upton + Ward + Winkler + Yoakum

 

Community Grants are awarded in West Texas in the following areas:

01. AGING POPULATION / Meeting the physical and emotional needs of the elderly, especially efforts to preserve and promote the independence, health, and quality of life of seniors; to improve the quality and availability of both nursing home care and alternatives to nursing home care; and to protect seniors from abuse or financial exploitation.

02. ARTS, CULTURE, AND HISTORY / Supporting artistic, historical, or cultural experiences that enhance learning in school-age children, or extend the benefit of the arts to children, the elderly, and others who might not otherwise have access.

03. CHILDREN AND YOUTH / Meeting the physical and emotional needs of young people, especially efforts to prevent child abuse or neglect or mitigate their effects; to provide healthcare; and to promote and to develop sound character and values in young people.

04. ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED / Moving low-income people toward economic independence; providing emergency shelter and assistance; providing healthcare; offering transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and promoting the creation of affordable housing.

05. EDUCATION / Preparing young children for school; supporting the educational process broadly through means such as parental involvement and teacher training; promoting adult literacy; improving English-language skills in both children and adults; and supporting student-focused programs at the college level that advance other areas of the Foundation’s mission.

06. NONPROFIT CAPACITY / Building the infrastructure of agencies working in aging, arts, children, economically disadvantaged, or education.