The 2013 TCCF Letter of Inquiry review process is now underway, so unfortunately no more LOI’s will be accepted for 2013. Historically, TCCF awarded grants in September, however we have changed the timeline in an effort to take better advantage of marketing and fundraising opportunities. Grants approved in June 2013 will be paid out in April 2014. Please feel free to email Melanie Cazier, TCCF Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The mission of The Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation is to encourage, foster, support and conduct activities and programs, which will benefit children residing within the State of Texas.
The focus of the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation is to support programs, projects and collaborative efforts that reach as many children as possible.
The goal of the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation is to assist children in their growth and development, build self-esteem, raise expectations and encourage innovation.
The Foundation makes grants to organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code only. We will not make grants to individuals or for-profit organizations. In addition, the Foundation has a geographic limitation that requires that grant funds be used in the State of Texas.
The Foundation does not fund economic development, annual fund and fundraising event sponsorships, political or lobbying activities.
Requests for operating costs are acceptable so long as they relate specifically to one or more of the Foundation’s Program Goals.
The Foundation strongly encourages collaborative efforts with accountability and evaluation responsibilities clearly defined among the collaborators.
The Foundation has not established a minimum or a maximum amount for a grant proposal but typically makes small grants. We have rarely granted multi-year grant awards and discourage more than one grant application from any one organization in a given year.
As part of the evaluation process, Foundation staff may request an appointment to conduct a site visit. The purpose of the visit will be to tour the organization’s facilities and to meet with staff, trustees and constituencies of potential grantee organizations. Among the matters discussed will be the processes in place to collect data and evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed program. This will be a chance for Foundation staff to gain a better understanding of the potential grantee organization, its proposed project or program, see first-hand who will be served, and assess the capacity of the potential grantee to carry out its objectives. Visits are brief so do not feel the need to entertain Foundation staff in any way.
Grantee organizations are expected to follow-up with a report to the Foundation on how grant funds were used and the level of effectiveness of the grantee program.
The Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation is asking all grant seekers to submit a Letter of Inquiry(LOI) for grants given this year. If you feel that there is a good match between your request and the Foundation’s stated interests, you may submit a brief letter of inquiry (no more than three pages) that includes the following (in the exact sequence listed):
LOIs that do not follow the guidelines will be declined.
LOIs that are not submitted by Friday, March 15, 2013 will be declined.
A selection committee will carefully review the eligible LOIs and determine which organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal. Grant applications must be received by Monday, April 29, 2013.
Once your LOI has been approved, download the application, complete it and then email it to email@example.com with the attachments requested in the application. Only applications and supplemental materials submitted will be considered in the evaluation process.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT AN INVITATION TO SUBMIT A FULL GRANT APPLICATION TO THE FOUNDATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF FUNDING.
Many factors are included in the evaluation of proposals by the board of directors. Some grant requests, while meritorious, may not be funded.
If your LOI has not been selected to submit a full grant application, you will be notified by email.