Frequently Asked Questions
Foundations are regulated by Congress and the Internal Revenue Service. Foundations have a history of changing lives through the organizations and programs they support. Education, public health, scientific research, the arts, social services, and the environment are a few of the many areas of activity for grantmakers.
When was San Angelo Health Foundation initiated?
SAN ANGELO HEALTH FOUNDATION was established in March of 1995. The Board of Trustees consequently pursued an aggressive course of action to lay the groundwork and position the Foundation's future direction. Grant making activities commenced in 1997.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
An applicant organization must have an exemption from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that it is an organization described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Public institutions may also qualify if the grant requested is to be used exclusively for public purposes.
Can an individual apply for a grant?
No, the foundation does not support applications from individuals. Please see "General Exclusions" under About the Foundation.
What type of grants does the SAN ANGELO HEALTH FOUNDATION fund?
Community health in its broadest form is our focus. In this regard a wide variety of community projects are viable. Activities to be funded will include, but not be limited to, the operation of programs to provide charitable assistance, training and educational support for the promotion of the general physical and mental health, principally for the benefit of those in need and the general population of San Angelo. The origin and history of SAN ANGELO HEALTH FOUNDATION leads the Trustees to make health issues and related programs a high priority. Our mission is "to enhance the quality of life for the people of the San Angelo area."
How do I request information on making application for funding?
Click on "Grants" for more information on applying or contact the foundation office.
When are grants considered?
Currently, grants are considered four times a year. Final decisions are made in March, June, September and December.
Do you have grant submission deadlines?
Applicants are asked to submit their proposal a minimum of two to four months prior to the time a decision by our Foundation is needed, and as early as possible, to provide staff the opportunity to adequately research and become familiar with the proposal.
What is the average amount of an SAN ANGELO HEALTH FOUNDATION grant award?
Grants have been awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $1.75 million. The average grant award is $83,639.
When are funds available after a grant is approved?
A distribution schedule is negotiated with each recipient to accommodate their needs and those of the foundation.
Can I present my proposal to trustees?
The Board of Trustees does not entertain oral presentations from applicants. It would not be appropriate for applicants to contact individual Trustees regarding a grant proposal.
How will I know whether my application has been approved?
Applicants are informed both verbally and in writing of the decision of the Trustees.