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The Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley offers community grants benefiting charitable nonprofit organizations in the Brazos Valley.
Foundation staff is available for consultation concerning the type of grant funds your nonprofit qualifies for and should pursue.
Applying for grants:
Grant requests can be submitted for funds that are available through the Foundation’s unrestricted and Field of Interest funds. Grants awarded from these funds are called Community Grants. Applications for Community Grants are accepted throughout the year, but grants are typically only awarded once a year during the Foundation's Annual Day of Giving Celebration in November/early December.
In order to qualify for a Community Grant, your organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Because we receive more worthy requests than we can accommodate each year, all grant requests are reviewed by our Grants Committee, and awards are made based upon relative need, effectiveness of service delivery and long-term impact on the community.
Deadline for 2016 Community Grants: Friday, October 21, 2016
2016 Community Grant Application Form.pdf
2016 Community Grant Application Form.doc
LEO L. LIVINGSTON FUND BENEFITING TAYLOR, TEXAS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
The Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley administers a charitable endowment fund that was established in memory of Leo L. Livingston by the late Doris Livingston to benefit nonprofit organizations in the Taylor, Texas community.
Leo Layette Livingston
February 24, 1913 - September 25, 1989
Leo L. Livingston was a devoted civic leader and local business man in the Taylor community, serving on the Johns Community Hospital until his retirement in February 1988. He served on the Johns Community Hospital board of directors for 21 years, including ten years in the capacity of board president. He is credited with having had a major influence in getting the current hospital built, both in fundraising and directing construction. Born in Winters, Texas on February 24, 1913, he and his wife first came to Taylor in 1940 with Texas Power and Light Company. He later served as an accountant at Taylor Refining Company and in 1949, he began his long-standing association with Southwestern Life Insurance Company. In 1957, he earned the designation as Charter Life Underwriter. From the onset, Leo Livingston immersed himself in community service having served as chairman of the Red Cross Drive, the Community Chest Drive, and was president during the organization's change to the United Fund in 1959. He served as president of the Taylor Chamber of Commerce in 1955 and was director of the Industrial Development and Greeters Committees of the Chamber. Mr. Livingston was also a past member, director and president of the Taylor Kiwanis Club and served as president of the Taylor Country Club. An active member of First United Methodist Church, Mr. Livingston served his church in numerous capacities including Sunday school superintendent, chairman of the church board, and various committees. In 1975 he was honored as Taylor's Outstanding Citizen by the Taylor Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Livingston served on the Taylor ISD Board of Education for five years and as its chairman, was involved with bond elections and the construction of the Taylor high school facility.
GRANT FUNDING -- Applications for Funding
Applications are reviewed by a local Grants Review Committee representing Taylor residents and business leaders. In the interest of supporting the Livingston's goals of continually improving the quality of life in Taylor, grant applications are welcomed which support effective, established programs; help launch innovative, new programs; and fund unique capital needs that increase an organization's capacity.
Grant applications are accepted year-round, but the annual deadline for all grant applications is February 1. Grant recipients will be notified no later than March 17.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 GRANT FUNDING MUST BE POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 1, 2017.
Leo L Livingston Grant Application - 2017.doc
Leo L Livingston Grant Application - 2017.pdf