Thursday, June 27, 2013

Harold Simmons Foundation

The Harold Simmons Foundation, established in 1988, is based in Dallas Texas and is funded primarily by Contran Corporation, a company controlled by Harold Clark Simmons.

The Harold Simmons Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of all members of our community. The foundation support programs that promote human dignity, a safe and enriching environment, and comprehensive support systems for individuals, children, and families.

Grants are made by the Harold Simmons Foundation with the goal of improving lives and enriching the community.  They focus their support on Dallas area nonprofit organizations. Areas of interest include: education; health care, social welfare, including human rights; civic improvement; and culture & the arts. They make grants for operating expenses, capital needs or special projects, generally in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 for first time applicants. In 2012, the Foundation distributed approximately 18.5 million dollars.

Grant proposals are only accepted by mail. If you have questions or need more information about the proposal process, please fill out this contact us form. To be considered for a grant, please send the completed proposal with attachments to:

Lisa Simmons, President
Harold Simmons Foundation
Three Lincoln Centre
5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1700
Dallas, Texas 75240-2697

This seems like a funding source primarily of interest to our BDPA Dallas chapter. BETF is willing to work with them if they are interested in submitting a grant proposal for the 2014 SITES program.

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