South plains

covid-19

response

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#SPneighbors

Many of our neighbors are in need right now. Many of us suddenly find ourselves in need of neighborly care. To help meet these needs, the Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way have joined together to create the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in the region. 

Current Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation of West Texas has traditionally offered multiple opportunities for the consideration of grant proposals. Below are the current grant opportunities available through the Foundation.

After we receive your complete proposal the Foundation’s Grants Committee who will review and provide comments. Additional information or a site visit may be requested. The Grants Committee will make its recommendations to the Board of Directors. You will be notified of the Board’s decision as soon as possible after the Board meeting at which your application is considered.

NOTICE: Please be aware that all grant applications must be submitted through the online portal. Applications will not be accepted via mail or email.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Denise Oviedo at denise@cfwtx.org.

Once your online application is completed you will receive an email confirming a successful application submission. If you do not receive this email, please contact us so we may further assist you.

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2020 Current Grant Opportunities

Community Funds

Due dates: February 1st, April 1st, August 1st, and November 1st

Community Grants support the efforts of organizations that are located and providing services in the Texas South Plains Region. Our primary focus at this time is creating pathways out of poverty and alleviating the impact of poverty on individuals and families. 

Sybil Harrington Endowment for the Arts

Due date: January 15th

The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts supports the ongoing artistic and cultural efforts of organizations, both large and small, as well as new and unique arts initiatives in Lubbock and Hale counties. 

Community Foundation Animal Welfare Endowments

Due date: January 15th

The Community Foundation Animal Welfare Endowments (formerly the Ruth C. Wright Endowment for Animals) provides grant funding for nonprofit organizations in the South Plains area that address the needs of lost, abandoned and injured animals. Funding is made possible through the Ruth C. Wright Endowment For Animals, Jimmy Nelson Endowment, and Alice Virginia White Endowment for Cats and Dogs.

E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation

Due date: September 1st

(Total cumulative amount awarded for all grants through the E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation will be approximately $20,000 yearly.) 


The E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation was established with a bequest of $348,000 for the purpose of supporting historic preservation projects in Lubbock and Hale counties. Mr. Matsler’s gift reflects his roots as the child of a Hale County pioneer family and avid supporter of historic preservation.

Mini-Grants for Teachers

Due date: June 15th

This program provides small grants to elementary and secondary school teachers to enable them to enhance their class curriculum that will make learning memorable for students. With these funds, teachers can buy enriching teaching materials not provided for in school budgets.

Sample Documents

Budget Template​

Financial Statements

Grant Report Final Form (Please note that for 2019 awards and moving forward, the grant form will be available online to complete. Please email denise@cfwtx.org if you did not receive a link to complete your online report.)

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact us by clicking here, or call us at (806) 762-8061.