The Foundation's focus is San Angelo and the Concho Valley.
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 of 1986, as amended, and is treated as other than a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the code. Public institutions may also qualify if the grant requested is to be used exclusively for public purposes.
Organizations meeting the above guidelines may submit grant proposals that address an identifiable current need, demand or problem in the community that is defined and documented by the applicant organization.
As our Vision and Mission state, community health in its broadest form is our focus. In this regard all community projects are viable. At the same time, the Foundation's origin and history lead the Trustees to make health issues and related programs a high priority.
- The Foundation does not expect to support:
- Grants intended directly or indirectly to support candidates for political office or to influence legislation.
- Grants to religious organizations for religious purposes.
- Grants to cover past operating deficits or debt retirement.
- Grants to individuals.
- A supplemental request for the same project for which the Foundation previously approved a grant.
- The Foundation does not intend to make grants for fundraising events, e.g. galas.
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
Not all project proposals received by the Foundation can be funded. Since the Foundation receives funding requests far in excess of available grant funds, only a portion of the requests can be approved. A decision not to fund a proposal does not necessarily reflect on the merits of the applicant or the value of the proposal, but rather results from limited resources.