John S. Dunn Foundation Grant

The John S. Dunn Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $4,000,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

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

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Austin County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County Show all

Location of residency: Texas

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The Foundation grants are limited to institutions in the State of Texas and the Foundation’s grants are generally approved for nursing programs, healthcare clinics for the underserved, mental health programs, and medical research and healthcare education in the Greater Houston area.

A preliminary inquiry should be submitted in writing.  If the project falls within the Foundation’s sphere of interests, the request for support will be placed on the Foundation’s agenda for consideration.  Site visits may be conducted by staff or trustees, as deemed necessary by the Foundation.

If an applicant believes that more information would be helpful, supplemental material in narrative form may be submitted to provide further explanation and clarification.  Such material may expand upon the request, regarding the nature, objectives and activities of the organization, as well as the need to be met and the project or program designated to address that need.

Generally, the Foundation typically does not give multi-year grants; however, matching grants and collaboration are encouraged.

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


  • Organizations applying for grants must meet criteria established by the United States Internal Revenue Service described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1968 and be classified as other than a private foundation under the terms of Section 590(a). 
  • An organization may also qualify if it falls within the terms of Section 170 (c) (1) of the IRS Code in which the contribution requested is to be used exclusively for public purposes.  
  • Grant requests are limited to programs and projects within the Greater Houston area.


  • No grants are made to individuals.
  • Please note that the Foundation does not support Type III Section 509(a) (3) supporting organizations.