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GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Please submit only 1 copy (one-sided) of the grant request via MAIL to:

THE BROWN FOUNDATION, INC.
Nancy Pittman, Executive Director
P.O. Box 130646
Houston, TX 77219-0646

The following documents must be submitted for a proposal to be considered. No proposal will be reviewed until a complete packet has been received:

  • BROWN FOUNDATION PROPOSAL SUMMARY FORM

Click Here for Proposal Summary Form as a Microsoft WORD Document

Click Here for Proposal Summary Form as a fillabe PDF Document

The trustees prefer that the responses appear in the allocated spaces with no references to "see attached". The space between questions may be adjusted, but the length of the summary form should be no longer than5-6 pages. Please do not include a separate proposal.              

The form should be signed by individuals authorized to act as signatories for the organization.

  • List of Board/Officers/Advisory Board (names only). Include a statement of the percentage of total directors who have contributed to the organization in the last fiscal year, and the total combined dollar amount of their contributions.  If applicable, also include the percentage of total directors who have contributed to the proposed project, and total combined dollar amount of their contributions. Please limit to one page.
  • Current organizational operating budget (attach). [Total expenses should correspond to $ amount listed on question 8a of the proposal summary form.]
  • Budget for specific program to be funded (attach). [Total expenses should correspond to $ amount listed on question 8b of the proposal summary form.]
  • A list of sources of support including $ amounts committed to project (attach). [Total should correspond to $ amount listed on question 8c of the proposal summary form.]
  • A list of sources of support including $ amounts that are requested but pending for the project (attach). [Total should correspond to $ amount listed on question 8d of the proposal summary form.]
  • Most recent Audit or Form 990 if organization has not had an audit.
  • Financial statement of income and expenses from time of last audit to present.
  • Most recent copy of the applicant's status as an exempt organization for federal income tax purposes [e.g. 501(c)(3) letter.]
  • Additional documentation pertinent to request.

If the Foundation requests additional information, failure to submit such within 30 days will result in removal of the proposal from the review process.

For additional information or guidance in preparing application, please contact the Grants Department at (713) 523-6867 or e-mail: bfi@brownfoundation.org

NOT ALL PROJECTS CAN BE FUNDED

The Board of Trustees is responsibile for the final approval of each grant. Since the Foundation receives funding requests far in excess of its ability to fund, only a small portion of requests can be approved. A decision not to fund a proposal does not reflect on the merits of the applicant or the value of the proposal.

NO COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS, PLEASE!

The Foundation desires that all resources of any Grantee be dedicated to accomplishing its philanthropic purposes. Accordingly, Grantees agree not to recognize the Foundation, its board members or staff with any commemorative items.

THE BROWN FOUNDATION, INC.
P.O. Box 130646
Houston, TX 77219-0646
(713) 523-6867
FAX: (713) 523-2917
E-mail: bfi@brownfoundation.org
Internet Address: www.brownfoundation.org