Process & Timeline


We use an online application for grant requests.

If you are new to our system, please create an account. This will allow you to complete, review, edit, and submit your application. You can save and return to your application at any time. Saved, in-progress applications can be found by logging into your account.

Review Process

We consider every grant proposal individually. Your request will be assigned to one of our program officers. They will be your main contact throughout the process. They will review your application in full and provide a recommendation to our board of directors. Our board then makes the final decision on funding.

Our grants staff are available by phone or email. You may schedule informational meetings with staff, as needed. You can contact us through our site or by calling 214-826-9431.


You can submit one proposal every 12 months. Our grant cycle takes four to five months from receiving your proposal to making a final decision. We encourage you to apply at least four months before you need funding.

Our board of directors meets five times a year – January, April, June, September, and November – to consider proposals. We will let you know if your request is approved or declined within two weeks of their decision.

If your request is approved, your program officer will reach out to you directly to provide the necessary payment and report forms.

If your proposal is declined, you are welcome to submit a new request 12 months from the date your previous application was submitted. For example, you submitted a proposal on May 1, 2021. You can apply again on May 1, 2022.

Additional information can be found in our FAQs.