HW Foundation Grant

Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: More than US $10,000

Fields of work: Wildlife Management Education Historic Preservation Animal Welfare - General Human & Social Services Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Addiction & Substance Abuse Christianity Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Fort Bend County, Texas

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:

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Overview:

NOTE: Our Foundation accepts grant requests all year with no deadlines. The entire application process may take up to 8 months for the Foundation to make a determination.

COVID-19 UPDATE: During this time, we will not be accepting requests for capital projects or requests from organizations that have not previously received a grant from our Foundation. If you are a previous grantee and have an emergency request, email Julie at [email protected]

Purpose Statement

The purposes of The Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation are to:

  • Support and encourage people to lead more productive and satisfying lives, to experience and enhance their spirituality and well-being and to preserve and celebrate nature.

The Foundation will primarily accomplish these purposes by:

  • Making grants to organizations which help the people of the greater Richmond, Texas area.
  • Supporting Well Spring Center, Blanco, Texas, a Christian retreat environment.
  • Making grants to advance the quality, availability, and accessibility of mental health care in Fort Bend County with a primary focus on the greater Richmond, Texas area, and to support research and education in the areas of mental health and spirituality within the State of Texas.
  • Creating centers for the preservation and appreciation of open space at Long Acres Ranch on the Brazos River near Richmond, Texas and the Narrows area on the Blanco River in Texas.

The Foundation will conduct its work in a respectful way with focused efforts towards meaningful impacts.

HW Foundation Grant

In the broadest terms, the Foundation’s goal for grant making is to provide funding for charitable organizations to enhance or support efforts to improve the quality of life for present and future generations of the people of the greater Richmond, Texas area. To achieve this goal, the Directors have chosen areas of emphasis which include education, historical, animals and wildlife, religious organizations, and human services. The Directors have also chosen to advance the quality, availability, and accessibility of mental health care, including substance abuse, in Fort Bend County with a primary focus on the greater Richmond, Texas area, and to support research and education in the areas of mental health and spirituality within the State of Texas.

In most cases, the minimum amount to be funded would be $10,000.

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

Eligibility:

  • Organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and further classified as a public charity within the meaning of Section 509(a), a government entity or instrumentality as described in Section 170(c)(1), or a religious organization as described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(i).
    • Registering as a nonprofit organization with the State and/or receiving a sales tax exemption from the State, are different and not related to whether you can receive a grant from a private foundation.
  • The Foundation usually considers general operating, program, project and capital grants.

Ineligibility:

  • Under most circumstances, the Foundation does not consider grants to individuals, grants for fine or performing arts, underwriting or sponsorship of fund-raising events, loans, organizations that re-grant, or fraternal or political organizations.

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