Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation Grant

Harry Bass Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $300,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Capital Project, Project / Program

Location of project: Dallas County, Texas

Location of residency: Dallas County, Texas

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About this funder:



We award competitive grants predominantly in Dallas County with a focus on early childhood education and literacy. Grants to organizations in the areas of Health & Human Services, Civic & Community, Science & Research, and Arts & Culture are occasionally considered.

Grant requests are primarily considered in the areas of Youth and Education, and specifically for early childhood literacy (ages 0-8). Occasionally, our board might consider grant requests in other areas.

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


  • Under the terms of its charter, The Foundation can distribute grants only to qualified public entities, churches or nonprofit 501(c)(3) endeavors
  • Unsolicited grant requests are restricted to organizations based in the Greater Dallas area (Dallas County).
    • Occasionally we consider funding organizations outside the Greater Dallas area but prior approval from the Foundation is highly recommended before submitting a request.


  • We prefer to provide funding for specific programs, while less often for capital projects or general operating support.


  • Grants outside Dallas County are rarely considered. 
  • Due to our Board of Trustees’ focus on Early Childhood Education, we rarely provide funding to public entities or churches.
  • The following organizations are Not Eligible:
    • Private Foundations (Operating and Non-Operating)
    • Foreign Organizations
    • Individuals
    • Disqualified Supporting Organizations
    • 509(a)(3) Type III – Non-functionally Integrated