Helen Gertrude Sparks Charitable Trust Grant

Helen Gertrude Sparks Charitable Trust

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Dallas County, Hood County, Tarrant County

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Helen Sparks was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but went to college in the East. After graduation she returned to Fort Worth where she worked with the Fort Worth Little Theater. A cultured woman, she was interested in local artists and supported them by commissioning works. She also enjoyed literature and needlepoint. The Helen Gertrude Sparks Charitable Trust made its first distributions in 1971, and was created to benefit charitable organizations focused on:

  • The elderly, those who are disabled in any way
  • Children who are disabled, orphaned or disadvantaged
  • The arts, including performing and nonperforming arts
  • Education

This foundation makes approximately 2-3 awards each year and grants are typically between $5,000 and $15,000.

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  • The Trust considers requests from charitable organizations.


  • The Trustee shall always show preference for those organizations which do not receive the predominate portion of their funds from government sources.

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