Harold Simmons Foundation Grant

Harold Simmons Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $20,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Ellis County, Hood County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Ellis County, Hood County Show all

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About this funder:



The Harold Simmons Foundation, established in 1988, is based in Dallas Texas and is funded primarily by Contran Corporation, a company controlled by Harold Clark Simmons. The Harold Simmons Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of all members of our community. We support programs that promote human dignity, a safe and enriching environment, and comprehensive support systems for individuals, children, and families.

Grants are made by the Harold Simmons Foundation with the goal of improving lives and enriching the community.

Areas of interest include:

  • education;
  • health care, social welfare, including human rights;
  • civic improvement; and
  • culture & the arts.

We make grants for operating expenses, capital needs or special projects, generally in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 for first time applicants. In 2012, the Foundation distributed approximately 18.5 million dollars.

We seek well-researched grant proposals for projects that address current community needs and that complement, rather than duplicate, other public and private efforts.

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


  • We DO fund: operating expenses, capital needs and special projects.
  • Support is for Dallas area nonprofit organizations.


  •  Applicant collaboration with other agencies and public entities is encouraged.


  • We  do not  fund:
    • individuals
    • endowments
    • deficit financing
    • organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender
  • We request that grant applicants wait one year from the date of their last request before re-applying.