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The Houston Public Library is a a member of the Foundation Center in New York. This national network of Cooperating Collections provides public access to authoritative print and electronic philanthropic resources.


This service enables grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public to identify the kind of philanthropy foundations invest in, the application process, and how to write successful proposals.

Click on this link to read more: http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/research/foundation_center.html





Center for Effective Philanthropy

Contributing Foundations want to see a return for having supported you. It can help to learn how they asses their performance.








Council on Foudations

A membership group for grant-making orgainizations. Source of advice on the details of foundations and the world they operate in. It has a community foudation finder page.



AT&T Foundation *- This site provides detailed information about this foundation's funding program and criteria. Grant seekers should make their initial approach by writing to the AT&T Regional Contributions Manager at: community.affairs@clorox.comBetty Reidenbach

5501 LBJ Freeway

Room 435

Dallas, TX 75240




Ben & Jerry's Foundation *- This site provides detailed information and guidelines on the foundation's funding process.

Ben & Jerry's Foundation

c/o: Rebecca Golden

30 Technology Drive

S. Burlington, VT 05403-6809




Clorox Company Foundation *- This foundation makes grants only in those areas where they have a facility. In Texas, this is the Houston area. If your educational organization is located in a "Clorox city," (others are listed in their Web site) please contact the Foundation for an information packet:

The Clorox Company Foundation

P.O. Box 24305

Oakland, California 94623-1305

(510) 271-2199





The Ford Foundation *- NY, New York




The Verizon Foundation - This foundation specifically lists museums as funding recipients.

GTE Foundation

One Stamford Forum

Stamford, CT 06904

Telephone: (203) 965-2000

Fax: (203) 965-2664




Hollyfield Foundation - Interim Grants are available for smaller projects.



Houston Endowment Inc. *- In addition to general information about the Foundation, the Houston Endowment Inc. Web site features descriptions of its programs and grant eligibility criteria; application procedures; an online version of the Foundation's 1994 and 1995 annual reports; a 1996 grants list; listings of the Foundation's board, officers and staff; and contact information.

Grant Department

Houston Endowment Inc.

600 Travis, Suite 6400

Houston, Texas 77002-3007

At this time, inquiries or grant applications are not accepted by electronic mail. For additional information, call (713) 238-8100




Meadows Foundation *- Web site provides information on their grant guidelines, officers and directors, administration staff, financial information, and more.

Grants Administration Department

The Meadows Foundation

Wilson Historic District

3003 Swiss Avenue

Dallas, Texas 75204-6090

214-826-9431, 1-800-826-9431 (outside the Dallas Area)

214-827-7042 (fax)




The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation *- In November 1995, the Foundation's Board of Trustees has now appointed a Trustee Committee to consider, with senior staff members, what directions the Program in Culture and Arts should take in years to come. During the Trustees' review the Program in Culture and the Art will continue on an interim basis, at approximately the level of recent years, but without expectation of substantial new initiatives.




NEC Foundation of America* - This foundation focuses very tightly on science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, and/or the application of technology to assist people with disabilities. However, as its Web site states, "possibilities within our interest areas are limited only by the creativity of grant applicants. We recognize that important initiatives are being made by a broad range of educational, social and scientific organizations, and welcome the opportunity to support a variety of organizations."

To request a brochure please contact:

NEC Foundation of America

Sylvia Clark, Executive Director

8 Corporate Center Drive

Melville, NY 11747-3112

Phone: (516) 753-7021

TTY: (516) 753-7904

Fax: (516) 753-7096





The Pew Charitable Trusts *- This site provides detailed information and guidelines on the foundation's funding process.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

2005 Market Street, Suite 1700

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Telephone: (215) 575-9050




The Sprint Foundation *- The Sprint Foundation's charitable giving program emphasizes support of local and regional organizations in those communities in which the corporation has a major presence. Support is extended to major visual and performing arts organizations, museums and other cultural organizations and activities. There is a focus on effective outreach programs that broaden the cultural experience of the general public and bring cultural opportunity to under served groups.

Executive Director

Sprint Foundation

2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway

Westwood, KS 66205

(913) 624-3343




Texas Foundation for the Arts-*Contact Kim Lykins, Executive Director, 1400 Hermann Drive Suite 7E, Houston, Texas 77004-7136 (713)529-0787




Texas Historical Foundation-* The Texas Historical Foundation serves as an independent, non-profit, historical preservation organization for the State of Texas. It was incorporated under the laws of Texas in 1954 and is authorized to receive tax-deductible gifts and donations pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is composed of individuals, associations, corporations, and other foundations, both within and outside the State of Texas, who make annual donations. It thus provides an opportunity for everyone to support significant statewide historical preservation projects through tax deductible membership and special contributions.

Oliver Franklin Executive Director.

Post Office Box 50314

Austin, Texas 78763 (512)453-2154




W.K. Kellogg Foundation




*arts and cultural programs are priorities



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