Apply for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation.  We are currently accepting grant applications for our next grant cycle. The Foundation is pleased to participate in the Common Grant Application of the San Antonio Funders’ Group. Please download the application here. Grant applications are due April 15, 2017. The Foundation board and grant committee will carefully evaluate all grant applications. Many factors are included in the evaluation of proposals by the board of directors. Some grant requests, while meritorious, may not be funded.

Applicants will be notified of the status of the application during the summer of 2017.  Grants approved in 2017 will be paid out in April 2018.

Please fill out the entire application and email it along with the required attachments to Shannon Nisbet, Development Director at tccf.sanantonio@gmail.com. In the subject line of the email, please specify APPLICATION and your organization’s name.

We appreciate your interest in the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation and look forward to hearing from you in April. Thank you for all of the good work you are doing for our community! Please feel free to email Shannon, at tccf.sanantonio@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Foundation Mission

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.

Foundation Focus

The focus of the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation is to support programs, projects and collaborative efforts that reach as many children as possible.

Foundation Goals

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.

Foundation Grants

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.