Eligible applicants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Waco, Texas.
No. We fund projects in Waco only. Waco Foundation provides grants to organizations throughout McLennan County.
There are no set limitations on the amount that can be requested. Sometimes the board may vote to award only partial
of what was asked. Staff may be able to offer helpful guidance on an appropriate request.
We do not offer an online application. Actually, we encourage you to apply only after a conversation with Foundation staff. We believe
that process saves time for persons seeking grants whose organizations are not eligible to apply. Also, we find it helpful to
discuss potential projects, clarifying plans and ideas, before grant writers prepare their formal proposals. Inquirers are
come to the Foundation office by appointment or to call us at 254.754.0315.
Madison Cooper, who established the Foundation, specified that our funds should support special purposes rather than
Money will not be pledged for future years. If we fund a project, we fully fund it when the grant is made.
No. Eligible applicants do not include churches, projects tied to churches, or other religious causes.
An organization may apply once a year and can be funded for a variety of separate projects across time; however, an organization
cannot be funded for the same project more than once.