Grant Process

The Morris Foundation only supports tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the current Internal Revenue Code and classified as other than a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code; and qualified public entities described in Section 170(c) of the Code.

To be considered for a grant, organizations must operate programs that serve the Fort Worth community. Generally, the programs must be conducted in Fort Worth and fit within The Foundation’s four giving areas of education, social services, healthcare and economic advancement.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals and generally does not support fundraising events. In all cases, The Foundation does not accept amenities in connection with grants.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests, rather it pre-selects the organizations that it invites to submit grant requests.

Organizations operating programs they believe align with the above guidelines may mail general information. Include a brief history and mission of the organization and description of the program for which funding is sought. Include a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter, a list of the board members with affiliations and a brief summary of the most recent financial information. After review, The Foundation will decide if it wishes to give further consideration to the organization.

Previous grant recipients will be considered for invitation to submit new requests based on the established evaluation criteria for their earlier grants.