George Foundation Grant

George Foundation

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Deadline: Oct 31, 2020 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: More than US $25,000

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Academic Scholarship Programs Education Human & Social Services Health & Medicine

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense, Capital Project

Location of project: Fort Bend County, Texas

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



COVID Update

In an effort to best respond to current community and nonprofit needs, The George Foundation is temporarily revising our Grantmaking Program. Please read to ensure you meet eligibility criteria before starting a new request:

  • From May 1-July 31, 2020, we will not be reviewing any new Letters of Inquiry or Applications from organizations that have not been funded by us within the last 3 years (2017-2020).
    • If you are unsure whether your organization meets this criteria, we encourage you to log into the online grants portal and review information under your organization's account.
  • If your organization has already started or submitted a Letter of Inquiry or Application as of April 30, we will continue to process it.
  • From May 1-July 31, 2020, we will not be reviewing any Letters of Inquiry or Applications related to capital projects.

George Foundation Grant

The George Foundation Trustees and Staff serve the residents of Fort Bend County by aligning the Foundation’s vision with that of our founders, Albert and Mamie George. The Foundation’s grant making furthers our mission to partner with the community to leverage the Foundation’s resources to positively impact Fort Bend County and its residents. Grants are made in pursuit of our vision of a thriving nonprofit sector that addresses critical community needs, enhances the quality of life and provides opportunities for Fort Bend County residents.

As a place-based grantmaker, our funding is focused on efforts specifically benefiting Fort Bend County and its residents. 

Our Funding Issue Areas Encompass:

Education - including Career Readiness, Dropout Prevention, Early Childhood, High Performing Public Education Models, K-12 Public Education, Literacy and Parenting Education. Our priority areas of funding for Education include Career Readiness, Early Childhood and High Performing Public Education Models.

Health - including Addiction Prevention & Intervention, Access to Care for Uninsured, Behavioral Health, Services to Special Populations. Our priority areas of funding for Health include Access to Care for Uninsured and Behavioral Health.

Human Needs - including Abuse/Neglect Prevention & Intervention, Affordable Housing, Basic Needs, Homeless/Housing Assistance, Law/Legal, Senior Services, Services to Special Populations and Youth Development. Our priority areas of funding for Human Needs include Affordable Housing and Youth Development.

Community Enhancement - including efforts that enrich the tapestry of Fort Bend County, such as Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, Libraries and Museums, Parks and Recreation, Performing, Visual & Cultural Arts. Please note that the majority of the Foundation’s grants support Education, Health and Human Needs efforts, with a smaller portion awarded to Community Enhancement.

Grant Strategy

The George Foundation’s goal is to be responsive to the needs of the residents and communities within a rapidly growing and changing county. The grantmaking strategy of the Foundation is to support the nonprofit sector in providing critical services and opportunities so that all residents can experience a positive quality of life.

The Foundation seeks to leverage our support to the local community and encourages collaborative partnerships that bring together multiple resources to address community needs. The Foundation also strives to invest in organizations and programs that have a demonstrable impact on the community. 

Types of Requests

  • General Operating Grants
  • Program or Project Grants

Please note that Capital Project Grants are awarded on a very selective basis, with an emphasis on projects that strongly align with the Foundation’s grants strategy and demonstrate a compelling opportunity to directly and deeply impact Fort Bend Co. residents.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • What We Fund
    • Basic Eligibility
      • Be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) and further classified as a public charity under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be tax exempt under section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
      • Provide programs or services that benefit Fort Bend County residents
      • Meet the Foundation’s funding issue areas
      • Demonstrate the proposed activities are in response to a documented community need
      • Be in compliance with the Foundation on all previous grants


  • What We Don't Fund
    • Ineligible Applications
      • Organizations that do not have a current Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) determination letter or equivalent
      • Organizations that do not specifically provide programs or services that benefit Fort Bend County residents
      • Churches or other organized religious bodies
      • Re-granting organizations, i.e. organizations that distribute money to recipients of its own selection
      • Religious or private schools
      • Individual K-12 public schools
      • Fraternal organizations
      • Individuals
      • Institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation in policy or in practice.
    • The George Foundation does not typically accept applications for the following types of requests:
      • Endowments 
      • Direct mail campaigns
      • Loans or debt reduction
      • Research or studies
      • Regional, national or international programming
      • Development of films, videos, books or other media projects
      • Purchase of special event tickets, tables or advertisements
      • Sponsorships for events, workshops, fairs, festivals, etc.
      • Travel or fees for conferences, seminars, conventions, performances, or competitions
      • Grants that impose expenditure responsibility on the Foundation
      • Political interests of any kind