Discretionary

Grants

Amarillo Area Foundation/
The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation

2019 Request for Applications

The Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) and its supporting organization, The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation (HF), consider grant requests from public charities located within the northernmost 26 counties of Texas. (Individuals and noncharitable agencies are not eligible to apply for funding.) Grant applications are considered by AAF and HF via a single application. (The Harrington Foundation does not receive grant requests directly from nonprofit organizations.)

Visit www.amarilloareafoundation.org/grants and click on “Foundation Grant Programs” for history, guidelines, eligibility, exclusions, priorities, focus areas, and additional information.

AAF will accept proposals for the Discretionary Grant (DG) program and the Catalyst Grant (CG) Program. The DG program accepts grant requests of over $20,000 and the CG Program accepts grant requests between $2,500 to $20,000*.

*An organization may only submit a grant application to the Amarillo Area Foundation once per twelve-month period and must choose to submit either a CG application or a DG application. If funded, the organization must wait twelve months from the grant funded date to apply for future DG or CG grants. In addition, any reporting requirements of a previous DG or CG must be fulfilled before an organization is eligible to apply.

In 2019, the deadlines for both programs are at 12:00 noon on the dates below:

  • Applications Due Board Review
  • March 1 April/May
  • June 27 August/September
  • October 25* December*

*There will be an October 25th application deadline for the Catalyst Grant program;
however, the third Discretionary Grant cycle will only be held if funds are available.

DG applications will be reviewed by AAF staff and presented to the Board of Directors for consideration. CG applications are scored by a committee of community members under the age of 45 and then presented to the Board of Directors for consideration.

Applications are available at aaf.spectrumportal.net and must be submitted through the online portal. Upon submission, applications and accompanying materials become the property of the Foundation and are used as deemed appropriate. These materials may be reviewed with others as part of the assessment process. Information may also be shared with other foundations and funding sources that call for information about community projects.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Foundation staff to arrange an appointment to discuss the potential request or with any questions. For more information about the Amarillo Area Foundation or about applying for grants, e-mail grants@aaf-hf.org or call 806-376-4521.

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