Webber Family Foundation Capacity Building Grants
Webber Family Foundation
Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $25,000
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building
Location of project: Counties in Texas: Bastrop County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County Expand all
Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Bastrop County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County Expand allView website Save Need help writing this grant?
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.
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 :
- 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.
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