The Plainview Area Endowment manages charitable funds for the benefit of the people of Plainview and the surrounding area. Charitable organizations that are located in, or are primarily serving residents of, Plainview and the surrounding area can turn to us for help with projects that address community needs. As a permanent endowment, we ensure that a pool of resources is ready to help today, tomorrow and countless tomorrows to come.
Who Do We Fund?
Grantmaking policy and grant award recommendations are made by the Plainview Area Endowment Advisory Board. The Endowment restricts its support to organizations in Plainview and the surrounding area which are 501(c)(3) or the government equivalent. Grants may be made for start-up funding, general operating support, program support and demonstration programs. The Endowment does not make grants to individuals, for political purposes, to retire indebtedness or for payment of interest or taxes.
All grant recipients must report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project within one year of the award. Grant amounts may vary depending on the type of fund from which resources are provided. Grant applications are reviewed throughout the year. Contact the Endowment for deadlines.
The Plainview Area Endowment offers multiple opportunities for the consideration of grant proposals with various submission deadline(s). After we receive your complete proposal, copies will be provided to the Advisory Board who will review and provide recommendations. Additional information or a site visit may be requested. You will be notified of the Board’s decision as soon as possible after the meeting at which your application is considered.
The funding priorities of the Plainview Area Endowment are:
- Impact ~ service to a wide segment of the community and assistance to those not adequately served by existing resources
- Innovation ~ responsiveness to changing or emerging community needs and a practical approach for solving community problems
- Leverage ~ the project leverages or generates other funding or resources
- Management ~ there is a clear plan for implementation and the organization has the capability of delivering the service/program in an effective manner
- Non-Duplication ~ the project does not duplicate existing programs or services
Deadline: October 1
Proposal Summary (1 pg)
All applicants must complete the Plainview Area Endowment Proposal Summary (click here for form)
Narrative (2-4 pgs.)
- Organizational information
- Description of the project and the need for it within the community.
- A brief statement of the capability of personnel responsible for project implementation.
- Specific use of funds requested.
- List of grants received/pending related to the project and plans for additional funding.
- A plan for evaluation of project success.
- Plans for project continuation.
Project Budget (1-2 pgs.)
- A detailed projection of project related revenue and expenses
- List of grants received/pending related to the project and plans for additional grant requests.
- Proof of tax-exempt status – 501(c)(3) or equivalent
- A detailed copy of the organization’s current annual operating budget (must include revenue and expenses)
- A copy of the most recent audit (if no audit current financial statement)
- Most recent IRS Form 990
- A current listing of the Board of Directors
- A resolution from the Board approving the application
Mail or Deliver
One copy of the Proposal Summary, Narrative, Proposal Budget and Attachments should be mailed or delivered to:Plainview Area Endowment 6102 82nd St. #8b
Lubbock, TX 79424
Donors interested in supporting the educational needs of area students, can turn to the Plainview Area Endowment for the management of scholarship funds. Scholarship awards will be determined by the criteria developed for each fund based on the wishes of the donor.
Sybil Harrington Endowment for the Arts
Click Here for Sybil Harrington Endowment for the Arts application)
The importance of the arts in the life of a community is undeniable. The arts encourage imagination, participation, contemplation and reflection, give us a view of the future, link us to the past, express emotion and feeling, open new avenues of communication and enhance learning. The arts enrich our everyday lives and define us as a great community. Sybil Harrington truly believed this and she was a tremendous supporter of the arts during her lifetime. The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts will provide opportunities for the growth of the arts community and will also assure the availability of diverse cultural experiences for the citizens of Lubbock and Hale counties.
Support from the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts is restricted to organizations in Lubbock and Hale Counties that are 501(c)(3) or equivalent. Grants may be made for start-up funding, general operating support, program support, equipment and facilities, emergency needs and demonstration programs. Grants will not be made to individuals, for political purposes, to retire indebtedness or for payment of interest or taxes. All grant recipients must report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project within one year of the award.
Mini-Grants for Teachers
(click here for application)
Plainview and surrounding area schools are eligible for a program offered by the Community Foundation of West Texas specifically for K-12 schools in the South Plains area. The intent of this program is to provide small grants to elementary and secondary school teachers to enable them to try out creative teaching techniques and buy enriching teaching materials which are not supported by school budgets. Teachers in Plainview and the surrounding area are encouraged to apply!