Grant application packets are now available for nonprofits who wish to apply for a competitive grant from The Foundation for Southeast Texas.  Nonprofits can find the application on our website at or request the application by calling or emailing the Foundation for Southeast Texas.    

All completed applications must be mailed or personally delivered to the office by 

Monday, March 9, 2015. (Applicants should call before delivering applications).  

Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties are eligible for consideration.  The average grant in past years has been $2,000.00.  

Foundation executive director, Mellie Bevilacqua will review the application form, rules and procedures at the Non Profit Development Center’s “Lunch and Learn” 

on Tuesday January 20, 2015 at 11:45 am in the auditorium at 700 North Street. 

Reservations are requested by the Non Profit Development Center.  Please call 409-832-6565 or email to reserve your spot.  

The Foundation’s grants committee will review all applications. They will consider the applicant’s need and adherence to policies and guidelines.  They will strive to recommend grants in all areas including arts, health and social services. 

The Board of the Foundation will vote on the recommendations in late April and the grants will be awarded at a ceremony in May.

Examples of prior grants awarded include:  assistance with building habitat housing, clothing and supplies for social service agencies, artistic expenses for school arts programs, rehabilitations for buildings, prescription assistance for homeless program, tuition assistance for disadvantaged in summer programs, computers and computer programs, training for volunteer fire fighters and renovation expenses for historic projects.

Community leaders from all three counties established the Foundation for Southeast Texas in late1997as a community foundation.  It manages a collection of pooled funds from many donors and has a market value of twelve million dollars. The Foundation, through its designated, donor- advised and unrestricted funds, has distributed over two million dollars since the fall of 1998 to numerous non-profit organizations.  We are proud to announce awarding over $3.5 million dollars to deserving nonprofits in Southeast Texas since 1998.