1 U.S. TRUST PHILANTHROPIC SOLUTIONS Grantmaking Procedures Texas Office I. INTRODUCTION Bank of America, N.A. serves as trustee, co-trustee or agent to numerous private foundations. Many of these foundations are managed by our Texas Philanthropic Solutions offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Donors of these foundations and charitable trusts have granted discretion to Bank of America to design and execute charitable grantmaking programs to support nonprofit organizations serving vital community needs. Working with either an internal distribution committee or in conjunction with a co-trustee, family member, or external advisor, we carefully evaluate grant proposals to ensure that meaningful grants are awarded in accordance with the philanthropic mission of each foundation. We have prepared these grantmaking procedures as a tool to help the nonprofit community better understand the grantmaking goals and grant application processes for these foundations. For the Texas foundations, there is a combined annual giving of over $100 million dollars awarded to charitable organizations. The majority of these grants are awarded in Texas. Please review Section IV of these guidelines to learn more about the various foundations and their geographic focus areas. In addition, please note that not all charitable foundations we manage are listed in Section IV of this document or listed at on the website at either the family or the foundation s request. Visit for periodic additions and updates. Carefully review all sections of both the Grantmaking Procedures to ensure compliance with all procedural requirements. Incomplete or incorrect applications cannot be considered. Please note that if your organization is awarded a grant, a Post Grant Evaluation Report is required within 1 year of the grant application date. Please see pages 4 &5 for more details. II. PHILANTHROPIC GOALS Program Focus Areas Because each foundation has a unique charitable giving area, please refer to our website, to learn more about the program focus areas. You can navigate to the foundations using the Search for Grants Find a search feature, and research each respective Detail page for further details and giving preferences of the foundations. Type of Support As each foundation has unique giving preferences for the type of support provided (program, operating, capital, etc.), we ask that you please refer to our website to review the respective Detail pages for further details. The majority of grants are 1 year in duration; however, we occasionally consider multi-year support.
2 Grantee Lists You may review each foundation s most recent list of grantees in the Grant History section of each Detail page. The Center (www.foundationcenter.org) provides interactive Maps as part of their egrant Reporting Program. When you select the Grant History link on each of our Details pages, please review the Center s FAQ section to learn more about how to navigate the Maps. III. APPLICATION PROCEDURES The Texas office currently manages a number of separate foundations, each with its own mission statement and funding parameters. However, we have standardized the application process and now require an online application for all of these foundations. The first step in the application process is to select a foundation toward which to apply. This requires that you determine if there is a match in your organization s work with the funding parameters of any of the foundations. Before You Apply Before you start the application process, thoroughly research the information provided at The website provides detailed information about each foundation, and the Find a search feature may assist you further in selecting the various foundations. Specifically, please thoroughly read the Detail pages, which are 1-page summaries on each foundation, and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab which provides helpful overview information. After exploring our website, you should be able to determine: 1. An appropriate foundation by entering the Area Served and/or Program Type preference(s) in the search filter 2. If your organization in fact meets the geographic and/or programmatic parameters of the specific foundation 3. The proposal deadline of the specific foundation, ensuring that your proposal is submitted at the appropriate time of the year Please refer to Section IV for brief details about the geographic focus area(s) and proposal due dates of each foundation. Submitting an Application Please follow the Online Help application instructions and use the Apply Now link provided on each Detail page at Please try to be as concise as possible when completing the online application. Specific Application Requirements and Submission Information 1. Please do not include any additional attachments other than those specifically requested by the foundation. 2. submissions are not accepted.
3 Post Grant Evaluation Report A report is required 1 year after receipt of the grant, regardless of whether all the funds have been spent. If a multi-year grant is awarded, an annual update is required for each year, in addition to a final report. Further instructions on completing the annual report will be provided in the grant award letter and grant agreement. You will be ineligible for future grant funding if this report is not received by the specific due date which is indicated in the grant award letter. We prefer that you use our post grant evaluation form on pages 4 & 5. Please feel free to include pertinent program reports, newsletters, and funding announcements with your final report.
4 Texas Post Grant Evaluation Report U.S. Trust - Philanthropic Solutions Agency name/grantee: Name of : We look forward to receiving a report on the progress of the funded program within one year of the grant APPLICATION date. Please include brief responses to the following questions: 1. How did you fulfill the goals set by your organization in the grant application? 2. What are the lasting benefits of the project? 3. What problems did you encounter during the course of this project? 4. Please provide an itemized income and expense summary for the total project. Please indicate specific sources of all income. If there is a remaining grant balance, please explain here. 5. If this project is on-going, please list the sources for future funding. 6. What are the specific plans, if any, for continuing the work started by this project?
5 Grant Expenditures Please provide an itemized breakdown of grant expenditures. Amount Awarded $ Date of Award: Item/Program/Service Expenditure Amount Total Spent: Remaining Balance: Prepared by: Print Name Title: Signature Date:
6 IV. LIST OF FOUNDATIONS Below is a list of foundations managed by the Dallas, Texas office that have approved an open or public grant application process. Each foundation below lists its areas of geographic and program focus, corresponding application deadlines, and decision dates. All foundations have moved to an online application process. See the individual Detail pages for more information. Note that many of our donors foundations not listed on the website have chosen a closed application process, and we therefore solicit grant proposals from charitable entities upon their direction. Name Geographic Focus of Program Type Application Deadline Decision Timeframe Thelma Braun & Bocklett Family Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust Grayson County, San Antonio, area (Bexar County) Arts, Culture & ; Religion- Minnie M. Jones Trust Grayson County, Luella Kemper Trust Grayson County, Helen Freeborn Kerr Charitable Marcia and Otto Koehler Dr. & Mrs. Paul Pierce Memorial David and Betty Sacks Clara Blackford Smith & W. Aubrey Smith Charitable May 1 November 1 ** May 1 November 1 ** 2-3 months 2-3 months 2-3 months Medical Research Grayson County, Grayson County, ; Youth Development; Medical Research May 1 November 1 ** February1 May 1 November 1 ** 2-3 months 2-3 months
7 Name Geographic Focus of Program Type Application Deadline Decision Timeframe Shelby Rae Tengg for Heart and Cancer Research Hillcrest J. N. and Macie Edens Perry Dean and Alice Graham Charitable Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust Ann L. & Carol Green Rhodes Annie Lee Robbins Charitable Marion and Miriam Rose Fund Bexar County, Medical Research Dallas, and Surrounding Communities Primarily Tarrant County, Tarrant County, Community Improvement & Capacity Building; Arts, Culture & Education; Food & Shelter; Health; February 28 November 30 July 31 ** March 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 3 months AR (Little Rock) March 1 Roy & Christine Sturgis Texas (1 st preference for organizations in the Dallas area and then organizations in North Texas), AR March 1 Harry S. Moss Heart Trust Medical Research May 1 Joni Elaine Templeton Animal-; Community Improvement & Capacity Building; ; Religion- May 1
8 Name Geographic Focus of Program Type Application Deadline Decision Timeframe Robert W. Knox, Sr. and Pearl Wallis Knox Charitable National Animal-; ; Religion- April 1 Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust Permian Basin Area, May 15 Stinson Permian Basin Area, May 15 W.P. & Bulah Luse June 1 December 1 William E. Dean III Charitable Mercy Work of Oklahoma National Animal-; ; Religion- July 1 OK Animal- July 1 Leola Osborn Trust OK ; Mental Health & Crisis Intervention July 1 Lavina Parker Trust OK ; Mental Health & Crisis Intervention July 1 Eugene Straus Charitable Trust Dallas County, Education; Environment; Health; ; Religion-related July 31 R. D. Beirne Trust 2-3 months Katherine C. Carmody W. H. & Mary Ellen Cobb Katrine Menzing Deakins Panhandle; Amarillo and vicinity, ; Religion- Carrie S. Orleans Trust Dallas County,
9 Name Geographic Focus of Program Type Application Deadline Decision Timeframe Helen Gertrude Sparks Stein Family Charitable Trust Primarily Tarrant County, Human Crystelle Waggoner Human Milton Hicks Wood & Helen Gibbs Wood Leo A. & Inez D. McDonald Trust ; Religion- September 1 Garland D. Rhoads Robert E. Tatum Charity Fund Community Improvement & Capacity Building; Education; Health Care; Human ; Religion- September 1 September 1 ** Rolling proposal due dates. Exact proposal due dates noted above.
10 V. CONTACTS For grant application inquiries, please contact us at and your question will be referred to the appropriate person. Our staff contact information is listed below for your convenience. Name Debra Goldstein Phares SVP, Market Philanthropic Director Hillcrest Kronkosky Charitable * Debi Allen VP, Philanthropic Administrative Team Leader Kelly Donohue VP, Philanthropic Relationship Manager R. D. Beirne Trust Thelma Braun & Bocklett Family Kathrine Menzing Deakins Minnie M. Jones Trust Luella Kemper Trust Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust Dr. & Mrs. Paul Pierce Memorial Ann L. & Carol Green Rhodes Clara Blackford Smith & Aubrey Smith Charitable Helen Gertrude Sparks Stein Family Crystelle Waggoner Milton Hicks Wood & Helen Gibbs Wood Robert Fox VP, Philanthropic Relationship Manager W.H. & Mary Ellen Cobb Hahl Proctor W. P. & Bulah Luse Marion and Miriam Rose Fund Stinson Roy & Christine Sturgis Florence * Summerfield G. Roberts Trust*
11 Jenae Guillory SVP, Senior Philanthropic Relationship Manager Katherine C. Carmody J.N. & Macie Edens Perry Dean & Alice Graham Charitable Eugene Straus Mercy Work of Oklahoma Robert E, Tatum Charity Fund Joni Elaine Templeton Harry S. Moss Heart Trust Carrie S. Orleans Trust Leola Osborn Trust Lavina Parker Trust Garland D. Rhoads Annie Lee Robbins Charitable Shantel Wilkins SVP, Senior Philanthropic Relationship Manager Robert W. Knox, Sr. & Pearl Wallis Knox Charitable Nathalie & Gladys Dalkowitz William E. Dean III Charitable David & Betty Sacks Marcia & Otto Koehler Shelby Rae Tengg for Heart and Cancer Research Helen Freeborn Kerr Charitable Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable * Harry S. & Isabel C. Cameron * Louise J. & Millie Matcek Kocurek * Robine Morrison Officer, Philanthropic Associate Dora Valadez Officer, Philanthropic Associate * These foundations are not listed on the website. Contact for information. 11
12 VI. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) The following FAQs provide Texas-specific guidance, but we also encourage you to review the FAQ tab at for a complete description of the grantmaking process. On the FAQ tab, we provide more nationally-oriented FAQs. Grantmaking Process 1. Which foundation should we choose? Do I need to direct my proposal to a particular one? You will need to select a particular foundation to direct your application. Each of the foundations has its own mission statement and funding parameters. Please research these foundations on our website first, and if you have further questions, please feel free to contact us. 2. Who reviews my proposal and makes the final funding decision? After receiving the proposal, the Relationship Manager will conduct a preliminary check to ensure it is complete and meets with the funding parameters for the foundation. If complete, additional staff will begin reviewing the proposal, conducting site visits, and requesting any additional information needed. Once the due diligence process is complete, the Relationship Manager and staff meet to discuss the merits of all proposals and make preliminary recommendations in the context of all pending requests. These recommendations are then submitted to the appropriate Board of Trustees or Distribution Committee for each respective foundation for the final funding decisions. Applying for a Grant 3. How do I identify an appropriate dollar request? s consider several factors when reviewing a request, including: the significance of the need being addressed by the organization/project; how effectively the organization is working toward meeting that need; size of the organization and/or project budget; and the connection of the organization s budget to the foundation s mission. 4. Should I apply for operating, program or capital support? We place emphasis on the quality of the work being done and understand that organizations need various forms of support. We will consider many types of requests. Some foundations, however, were created with very specific guidelines for the type of support that can be provided. Review the individual Detail pages on the website for details about the types of support provided. 5. Are there other Texas-focused funding opportunities available from foundations beyond those described in this document and on the website? Yes. There are many private foundations managed at U.S. Trust and the Texas Philanthropic Solutions Team. We have provided background and application information for many foundations where U.S. Trust associates are involved in the discretionary grantmaking aspect of managing the foundation. For other foundations administered by the Texas Philanthropic Solutions office, please review the Contact section on page Should I apply for single or multi-year support? Although the majority of grants are 1 year in duration, some foundations occasionally consider multi-year requests. Review the individual Detail pages on the website for details about which foundations will consider making multi-year commitments. 7. Do you invest in start-up nonprofits or in programs that are not yet off the ground? We typically do not provide support for start-ups. 12
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