Houston Endowment welcomes proposals from organizations that will help us drive our priorities as we work to enhance the vibrancy of greater Houston and advance equity of opportunity for the people who live here.

Organizations interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to carefully read the information in this section in addition to reviewing our Focus Areas and current funding priorities.

Information for Applicants

Eligibility and Criteria
Information to check first before submitting an application for a grant.

How to Apply
Information about the steps in our application process.

Types of Investments
Information about the types of grants we make.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions applicants may have.

Important Updates

Effective May 29, 2019: Please note that Houston Endowment is currently piloting a new grants management system. As a result you will no longer be able to start new pre-applications or full applications in GMS. The link to our updated pre-application will be available in mid- to late June. If you have questions about submitting a new proposal at this time, please contact your Program Officer.