Supporting public education, arts, conservation, and human services in Harris, Travis and Walker counties since 1967


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Thank you for your interest in The Powell Foundation. Please note that all requests must be submitted online through a two-step process. Submission and approval of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) form is required before a full proposal may be submitted. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.


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Grants Criteria

The Powell Foundation will support nonprofit organizations with the potential to achieve high impact within the arts, education, conservation and human service sectors. The Foundation looks for innovators in their respective fields and supports organizations with strong board and administrative leadership that have the capacity to conduct meaningful and effective work. The Foundation practices transparency and expects that of its grant recipients. A strong balance sheet and broad financial support as well as a record of successful outcomes are all essential for consideration. Additionally, organizations are assessed on their planning capabilities and ability to leverage their strengths with other community organizations.

Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information about the Foundation’s application process.