Grants and Grant Writing Resources 

List of Grants: 

The Foundations are included on this list because they offer grants for technology and equipment, or fund foster, residential and youth services.  While the foundation may not specifically mention funding for technology or equipment, a successful grant can still be written as long as the software is described as a way to build capacity and innovate programs and services; it can be included in any of the grants below.

National Grants and State by State Search Engines:

  1. Texas Instruments - This website has a great list of funding sources by state, as well as resources to write a successful grant. Each grant source includes links to the grant application, as well as key words for the funding.
  1. The Granstmanship Center - Under “funding sources”, find grants and grant workshops available state by state.
  1. Bank of America Grant Search - Search by foundation name, program type and area served.
  1. Tech Foundation - Offers technology grants every summer- check during summer months for more information.
  1. The Rockefeller Foundation - Funds projects related to the foundations four main initiatives:  nurturing innovation, pioneering new fields, expanding access to and distribution of resources, and, generating sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities within the context of our active initiatives.
  1. National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research - Links to U.S. Department of Education grants and contracts, as well as other links for foundations and programs with a focus on children, rehabilitation or people with disabilities. 
  1. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - The Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life. The Foundation is unique in its focus on science, technology, and economic institutions. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is interested in projects that it expects will result in a strong benefit to society, and for which funding from the private sector, the government, or other foundations is not widely available.  After following the link, click on “Apply for Grants” for more information.
  1. Pew Charitable Trusts - In addition to the work supported in six program areas of: Culture, Education, Public Policy, Environment. Health and Human Services, and Religion; the Venture Fund supports independent projects that take an interdisciplinary approach to broad issues of significant interest or concern.
  1. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation - The foundation has interests in a variety of areas including: science, children, population, conservation, arts and film preservation, education, community (including employment and job training), management assistance, and other special areas. More information on these areas and application procedures are available through the site.
  1. Dell Inc. - Dell foundation provides open financial grants, reviewed on a quarterly basis.  Certain criteria is required.  (Note: The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is not affiliated with Dell Inc, and does not offer grants for technology.)
  1. National Instruments - Areas of focus are k-12 Education and increasing participation and retention of underserved students.  Grants are reviewed once a year.  Deadline is July 1st for the following calendar year.
  1. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation - The Bank of America offers grants for funding all over the nation.  Check the eligible states and markets before applying.  Offers grants for improving operational capacity of nonprofits.
  1. The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation - Offers grants to organizations in AR, KS, MO, NM, OK, and TX.

 Texas Specific Grants:

  1. The Rees-Jones Foundation - This foundation gives to North Texas in the areas of human services for children, youth, and families, youth development, and mental health.  Apply through the online application provided on the website below.  The foundation accepts applications throughout the year.
  1. The Cullen Foundation - The Cullen Foundation give to Texas, with an emphasis on the Houston area.  The fields of interest include education, health, hospital care, and human services.  Grant guidelines and online application can be found at the website below.
  1. The Hillcrest Foundation - Funds nonprofit organizations in the Dallas area.  Gives priority to funding in program support and equipment in education, health, and poverty relief.  The foundation has 3 grant deadlines annually. Find more information through the Bank of America search tool:
  1. Houston Endowment Inc. - Support is primarily for nonprofit organization in the great Houston, TX area in areas of  the arts, community enhancement, education, health, human services, the environment and neighborhood development.  Agencies usually receive an email of response within 2 weeks of online submission.  More on criteria and application process at the website below.
  1. The Moody Foundation - The Moody Foundation funds projects all across Texas in a wide range of areas.  A letter of inquiry is first required before an application can be submitted.  Submit your letter of inquiry online at the website below.
  1. Communities Foundation of Texas -
  1. Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation - Gives to child welfare and human services in Texas. Contact the grant administrator at (713) 303-1710 for more information.
  1. John & Mildred Cauthorn Charitable Trust - Gives to Texas.  Contact them at (915) 387-2711 for more information.
  1. The John M. O’Quinn Foundation - Grant guidelines and application can be found on the website.
  1. The M.S. Doss Foundation - Funds shelter and residential care, as well as other family and youth services.  Contact information is (432) 758-2770.
  1. The Hamill Foundation - Grants are by invitation only.  To be considered for an invitation, submit the organization name, contact name/email/phone number, and website URL to  
  1. The Holthouse Foundation for Kids - Provides funding for the group of organizations working with at-risk youth in the Houston area.  Letters of Inquiry and Grant Applications are accepted throughout the year. Address to be submitted to can be found on their website.
  1. The Kayser Foundation - Gives to youth services in Houston and surrounding area. Their phone number is (713) 226-1393.
  1. The Priddy Foundation - Funds programs in North Texas and Oklahoma.  The foundation supports operating costs and organizational development grants.
  1. Ed Rachal Foundation - Gives to a variety of nonprofit services across Texas.  Applications accepted throughout the year.
  1. The Trull Foundation - Funds supports for children in rural areas and those affected by substance abuse in Coastal Texas.

Grant Writing Resources: 

  1. HHS Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives can help you find applicable grants for your faith-based agency.
  1. offers free and discounted products and software, as well as other technology resources to nonprofits.
  1. The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy.  From the link, you can get resources on finding potential funding sources, as well as an online directory to find grants available in your area.
  1. Technology Grant News.
  1. Texas instruments provides resources and guides to write a successful grant.