The Hoblitzelle Foundation makes grants to educational, scientific, cultural, and other charitable organizations.
No grants are made for religious purposes or to individuals. No grants are made outside of the State of Texas; the Foundation's main geographic focus is within the Dallas Metroplex.
Under the present policy of the Directors, contributions are not made toward operating budgets, debt retirement, research, media productions or publications, scholarships, or endowment. The Foundation makes no loans. A few grants in these categories have been made, but they are infrequent and are initiated by the Board.
Before an application can be considered, proof is required that the applicant has an exempt classification as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and it is considered "not a private foundation" within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code. An applicant may qualify under Section 170(c)(1) if its requested grant is shown to be for public purposes only as described in the Code.
The Board meets to consider applications in the latter part of January, May, and September. The proper processing of applications precludes the consideration of any proposal not received in the Foundation's office on or before the 15th of the month prior to the month in which the meeting is scheduled. (Deadlines for submission: December 15, April 15, August 15; the next business day if these dates fall on a holiday or weekend. The request must be in our office on that day-not postmarked.)
It is preferred that the initial approach be through a brief narrative letter describing the project for which funds are asked, its justification, the cost based on reliable estimates, the amount already realized or anticipated, other expected sources of funding, and the amount requested (unbound without folders or binders). If the project falls within the areas of the Foundation's interests, purposes, and current funding policies, more detailed information may be requested. Please include a mailing address and phone number.
Inquiries should be sent to (by regular mail):
Paul W. Harris
President & CEO
5556 Caruth Haven Lane, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75225
(Grant requests may be left in a drop box outside the gate area; due to the volume of proposals that are dropped off, please refrain from using oversized envelopes and/or large notebooks. Folded proposals are completely acceptable.)