Louise Bowers Slentz




The Louise Bowers Slentz Advise and Consult Fund is a component fund of the Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF). In addition to annual support of Pampa Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), the Advisory Committee for the Slentz Fund will consider letters of inquiry (LOI) from nonprofit and charitable institutions throughout the twenty-six northernmost counties in the Texas Panhandle. The goal of the Advisory Committee is to support projects that have a significant impact. Only LOIs from organizations who fit the eligibility requirements and whose work is in line with the priorities indicated will be accepted. aaf.spectrumportal.net


Requests Considered: Requests NOT Considered: Priorities:
Program, Capital, and Emergency General Operating
Focus: Health, Education and Animal Welfare Support groups for health-related fields Health – need based, direct care, preventative healthcare, and training; regional impact
Pre-schools, K-12 schools Education – post-secondary
Therapies that include animals Animal Welfare
LOIs submitted through aaf.spectrumportal.net Direct requests to the Slentz Advisory Committee
Requests from nonprofits in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle Organizations located outside the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle Organizations located/operating in Donley, Carson, Gray, Hemphill, Roberts, and/or Wheeler counties
Requests up to $300,000


LOIs should include a short (1 to 2 pages) summary/cover letter and a complete project budget (including income and expenses). The summary should address sustainability of the project. LOIs will be considered twice a year around the end of April and September with funding decision made in June and December, respectively. If selected for consideration, additional information may be required. For 2019, there will be only one cycle in September.

You are strongly encouraged to contact Foundation staff in advance of developing an LOI by e-mailing grants@aaf-hf.org or by calling 806.376.4521 to speak to someone from the Grants Department.

2019 Application Deadline: September 27, 2019, 12 Noon through aaf.spectrumportal.net

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