Webber Family Foundation Capacity Building Grants

Webber Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $25,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Bastrop County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Hays County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Bastrop County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Hays County Expand all

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The Webber Family Foundation offers grants to organizations that are aligned with its mission of helping lower-income youth perform at the highest levels of achievement in academics and the arts.

Currently there are three areas of focus:

School readiness/early literacy

The objective of this initiative is to increase the number of lower-income students who enter Kindergarten as high-achievers (at or above grade-level norms). Grants will fund preschool programs that provide structured, school- or center-based education for children ages 3-5, with a focus on early literacy and parent engagement.

Out-of-school time programs for grades 6-12

The objectives of this initiative are to increase the number of lower-income students who:

  • enter high school as high-achievers;
  • are prepared for and enroll in selective colleges; and
  • develop artistic skills and talents without regard to financial barriers.

Grants will fund long-term, intensive programs that serve lower-income students in grades 6-12 who are exceeding grade-level norms.

Specific interests include:

  • Enrichment programs that help students fulfill their potential through academics and/or the arts.
    • This initiative does not include development of leadership and/or social skills, mentoring (except in the context of academics or the arts), nor remedial programs to help struggling students achieve grade-level expectations.
    • In the arts, grants will fund programs that allow students to study music, dance, visual arts, and/or theater in depth.
    • Artistic skill development – not exposure – is the goal.
  • College preparation and guidance programs that encourage high-achieving, lower-income students to attend selective colleges.

Charter schools

The objective of this initiative is to expand the capacity of outstanding charter schools that serve predominantly lower-income students. Grants will fund schools serving grades 6-12 that produce exceptionally well-prepared graduates.

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


  • The Webber Family Foundation funds capacity building projects that:
    • Are aligned with the Foundation’s mission and one of the three funding initiatives (see Overview).
    • Build the organization’s capacity to provide expanded, higher quality, and/or more sustainable services.
    • Operate in Austin TX.
  • The Foundation makes grants only to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations that have received a “not a private Foundation” determination letter (or preliminary ruling) from the IRS per Internal Revenue Code 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3).
    • In plain English, that means we fund traditional public charitable organizations.
    • We make no exceptions to this restriction.
  • The Foundation is currently accepting one application per year, per organization.
  • See FAQ for further guidelines.


  • We do not generally make multi-year or recurring commitments to an organization the first time we make a grant.
  • The Foundation will not make contributions to :
    • Individuals;
    • Organizations not classified as public charities by the IRS;
    • Religious organizations, unless the program contains no bias to any particular religion and is open to the entire community without regard to belief (see #4 in the FAQ section below for more details);
    • In addition, the Foundation generally does not fund private schools, in-school programs, or remedial programs.
  • Currently the Webber Family Foundation is not accepting unsolicited grant proposals from organizations located in and around Washington DC.