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Grants to Arkansas and Texas Nonprofits in Eligible
Regions for Capacity Building and Community Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

02/28/20 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $75,000 to Arkansas and Texas nonprofits in eligible counties for capacity building and programs that benefit local communities. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for programs, capital costs, and nonprofit capacity (in West Texas and Arkansas only).

Community Grants are awarded in Arkansas in the following areas:

  • Aging Population
  • Arts, Culture, and History
  • Children and Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Education
  • Nonprofit Capacity

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

  • Aging Population
  • Arts, Culture, and History
  • Children and Youth   
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Education

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

  • Aging Population
  • Arts, Culture, and History
  • Children and Youth.
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Education
  • Nonprofit Capacity

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171016

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $15,000 to $75,000. The average grant ammount is $30,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Grants are not awarded:
01. To individuals
02. To organizations or programs that do not serve residents of the 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Letters of Inquiry (LOI):

Fall Cycle: June 14, 2019, at 4:30 pm
Spring Cycle: December 16, 2019, at 4:30 pm

Important Fall Cycle dates:
-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

Important Spring Cycle dates:
-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

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To register for online application and to apply online:


Phone: 214.750.1884

2301 Cedar Springs Road
Suite 330
Dallas, TX 75201

Grant Coverage Areas:

Eligible Counties in Arkansas: 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.

Eligible Counties in North Texas: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, Tarrant

Eligible Counties in West Texas: 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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Texas