The Foundation's next Distribution Committee meeting is scheduled for September 9, 2015. Proposals for this meeting have all been requested. Letters of Inquiry received on or before October 2, 2015 and accepted for submission of a full proposal will be considered at the December 2015 meeting. Agencies submitting Letters of Inquiry received in the two weeks prior to the deadline dates may have less time to complete a proposal if a proposal is requested by the Foundation.
On June 8, 2015 the Foundation’s Distribution Committee approved $4,694,367 of grants to 45 organizations. These grants included $720,000 for arts activities; $100,000 related to public libraries; $60,500 to agencies providing character development of youth programs; $2,353,867 related to prevention of child abuse including the renewal of 11 grants as part of the Foundation's Precious Minds, New Connections Initiative; $480,000 for programs serving individuals with disabilities; $185,000 for illness related services; $495,000 for programs serving the elderly; $50,000 for the prevention of cruelty to animals; and $250,000 for disaster relief assistance to victims of the recent flooding in Texas. The details on these and other grants by the Foundation may be found in the Awarded Grants section of this website.
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