Mabee Foundation Grants

J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation

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Next deadline: Sep 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Dec 1, 2020, Mar 1, 2021, Jun 1, 2021

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $1,000,000

Fields of work: Community Culture & Heritage Health & Medicine Human & Social Services Education Christianity

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project

Location of project: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma Show all

Location of residency: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma Show all

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About this funder:



Projects we support

Generally, the Mabee Foundation supports organizations or projects in the following areas:

  • Educational
  • Social and Humanitarian Services
  • Medical and Health
  • Cultural and Religious

The Mabee Foundation Board of Trustees considers grant requests at its quarterly meetings the second Tuesday in January, April, July and October. Grant requests must be received by the first business day of December, March, June and September to be considered at the corresponding Board meeting.

The Mabee Foundation only makes grants for construction projects, renovation projects and for the purchase of major medical equipment.


Mabee Foundation grants are ‘challenge grants,’ meaning that the organization must raise the remaining funds required to finish the project within one year of the awarding of the grant or risk cancellation of the grant.

The Mabee Foundation will grant up to 20% of the total costs of the project (with a maximum amount of $2,000,000).

Construction must commence within two years after satisfying the grant challenge. Payment is not made on the grant until the challenge has been satisfied and construction has started.

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


  • To qualify for a Mabee Foundation grant, the project must be located in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri or Kansas.
  • The Mabee Foundation makes grants exclusively to non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations.


  • The Mabee Foundation does not offer grants for the following:
    • Grants to private foundations as defined in IRC section 509(a)
    • Grants to government owned or operated institutions
    • Debt retirement
    • Endowments
    • Projects already under construction or where a contract has been signed with a contractor
    • Operations or program support
    • Grants to an individual
    • Capital projects for educational institutions below the college level (unless the institution exclusively serves a special or vulnerable population)
    • Renovation of leased property (unless the lease is a long-term lease tantamount to ownership)
    • Grants exclusively for the purchase of land, furnishings, equipment (except for major medical equipment), vehicles, museum exhibits, etc.
    • Grants to a local, individual church body, congregation or parish