Coastal Bend Community Foundation
Mary Orf, Grants Director
361-882-9745, Ext. 107
555 N. Carancahua St., Suite 900
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
- Youth Development, Youth Programs
- Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
- Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification
- Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
- Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
- Housing, Shelter
- Public Safety
- Recreation, Sports, Youth Sports
- Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
- Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
- Jim Wells
- San Patricio
Maximum Grant Amount
The Coastal Bend Community Foundation accepts applications to the annual grant cycle from May 1 to June 15 each year.
CBCF awards grants in many focus areas that benefit all citizens of the Coastal Bend:
- Arts and Culture- including performing arts/music programs, museum exhibits/classes;
- Education – including library services, GED and adult literacy, youth programs;
- Environment – including animal welfare, park improvements, conservation;
- Families and Children – including family, youth and elderly programs;
- Health – including medical and patient services programs, diabetes programs;
- Human Services – including counseling, drug programs, food pantries, and shelters; and
- Public Good – including disaster relief, housing, and community development.
Additionally, CBCF awards annual grants from funds that support the following:
- intellectually disabled;
- children’s programs;
- cultural activities;
- dogs and humane societies;
- historic and ecological preservation projects; and
- the elderly.
This year grant writers have two grant opportunities to choose from:
- A grant up to $10,000 to support general operations. Grant requests for general operations cannot be in excess of $10,000. OR
- A grant from $10,001 up to $25,000 to support expenses associated with a specific program or project serving vulnerable individuals and/or families.
2023 Specific Updates
Please note the following:
- Grants to or for the benefit of a tax-supported college or university must be used solely for direct student support including, but not limited to, student Emergency Funds and Student Food Pantries.
- Applications from Food Pantries other than college or university based will not be accepted during the 2023 Annual Grants process due to the awarding of $375,000 through the 2023 Annual Food Pantry Special Grant in March 2023 to the Coastal Bend Food Bank and the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent benefitting 77 food pantries located across the Foundation’s service area.
- Applications from animal services organizations will also not be accepted during this year’s Annual Grants process due to a special spay/neuter animal program to People Assisting Animal Control launched in Fall 2022.
- Organizations that were awarded funding last year must submit their 2022 Initial Grant Report in order to be considered for new funding in 2023. Upon acceptance of the 2022 annual grant, information was provided via email on how to access the 2022 Initial Grant Report and the associated due date(s).
Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) organizations, government entities, and school entities. Regardless of the location of the organization, services must be performed in CBCF’s seven county service area of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 4/30/2023
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