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Harris Foundation Grant

William H. and Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation

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Next deadline: Mar 1, 2021 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: May 1, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $6,000

Fields of work: Art & Culture Animal Welfare - General Environmental Conservation Environment Youth Services Zoology Natural Resources Wildlife Rehabilitation & Sanctuaries Women's Health Preventative Healthcare Service Animals Epidemiology & Public Health Children’s Health & Pediatrics Children’s Mental Health Environmental Education Summer Camps Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii Show all

Location of residency: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii Show all

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About this funder:



Description of Funding Opportunity

The William H. and Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation is a small family Foundation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The Foundation gives grants for $6,000 or less that are concerned with the following areas: the arts, environmental conservation, preventative health care and population issues, and educational programs.

Areas of Support

  1. The Arts: Children's theater, documentaries, videos, and community outreach.
  2. Conservation/Education: Children's theater, documentaries, videos, and community outreach.
  3. Conservation/Field Work: Animal field research, no-kill animal shelters, protection of natural resources and wildlife sanctuaries.
  4. Educational Camps: Environmental, health and special needs camps.
  5. Preventative Health: Animals for the physically challenged, children's health, global populations, women's health.

Geographical Priorities

The Foundation has a geographical focus for giving in the western United States, including the Rocky Mountains and intermountain regions.

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


  • Organizations that qualify for 501(c)(3) status.


  • The Harris Foundation does not fund individuals.
  • Areas of non-support:
    • Building funds or capital improvements
    • Construction projects
    • Humane societies
    • Individual scholarships and student loans
    • Legal defense funds
    • Lobbying organizations
    • Medical research
    • Organizations and projects which are funded 50% or more by taxation income
    • Private Foundations
    • Private schools
    • Religious organizations
    • Road improvements
    • Zoos


This page was last reviewed November 24, 2020 and last updated November 24, 2020