About Our Grantmaking
As the community foundation for McLennan County, Waco Foundation awards grants to a full spectrum of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, McLennan County based nonprofit organizations – from social service and the arts, to health and youth services – based upon worthy community efforts and the greatest community need.
Consideration is given to a number of issues, including:
- The capability of the agency and its personnel to achieve expected results
- The adequacy and professionalism of the budget
- The financial sustainability of the project and organization
- Demonstrated collaboration with and/or support of agencies involved in similar projects.
The award sizes differ according to the type of support being requested, dollars available and the perceived appropriateness of the project.
The Foundation does not award more than one competitive grant to an organization within a twelve‐month period and grant awards usually provide partial funding (as opposed to full funding) for projects and programs.
All grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis only, upfront dollars are not provided.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the grant guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions listed below, complete the Organizational Readiness Checklist and contact the Director of Grants & Capacity Building (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss their project before proceeding.
Frequently Asked Questions