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Application Process


Grant Application Information & Eligibility Requirements

Grant applicant organizations must be exempt from the IRS in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.  Organizations are required to produce a copy of the IRS document proving this status.


According to Mrs. Bunyard’s Will, the Foundation may only make grants to organizations which meet the following criteria:

  1. Meet the 501(c)(3) requirements from IRS
  2. Located in Tom Green County or Adjoining Counties (Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher and Sterling Counties in Texas)
  3. Serve Youth under the age of 18 and/or Elderly over 70
  4. Provide the Foundation with the following documents:
    A.  Provide 501(c)(3) determination letter from IRS
    B.  Copy of latest Form 990, Income Tax Return for Nonprofit Organizations
    C.  Current (Year-to-Date) financial statements. If the Organization is affiliated with a “parent” organization, include local financial statements
    D.  A Detailed Budget of your proposed project including the total amount you are requesting
    E.  Generally, the Foundation does not support grant requests that allocates money for salaries.
    F.  Statement assuring the Board that you will use the grant funds only for those in Tom Green and the ADJOINING COUNTIES
    G.  Project request providing the needs, goals, activities, time-line, etc. of your project
    H.  Evaluation process you will use to measure the success of project when completed
  5. After ONE year or the end of the project, we require a REPORT ON THE STATUS OF YOUR PROJECT.   If you have requested a grant previously and have not mailed in a report, your current grant will not be considered until a report is provided.

All grant applications will be made online. Click here to apply

Additional information:

Mrs. Bunyard’s Will, it is stated in the trust that, “No part of the trust fund as defined in 7.3 shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, and no part of the activities of this trust shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or participating in, or intervening in (including the publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. 

The Foundation does not have a deadline for grant submissions, but instead has an open application. It is recommended to submit a grant request at least 3-6 months before funding is desired. 

Only complete applications will be considered. 

The Foundation board meets periodically throughout the year and reviews completed grant requests that have been submitted within three weeks prior to their meeting. 

The Foundation will review applications and if there is any missing information, the review of the grant request may be delayed before being reveiwed by the  Foundation Board of Directors. 

The Foundation Board does not usually provide appointments for organizations wishing to provide an oral presentation. 

After the Foundation Board has voted on grant applications, organizations will receive a written letter of the decision and, if the grant was approved, a grant agreement form will be mailed for signatures. Upon receiving the completed agreement, the Foundation will issue a check. 

The Foundation Board or staff does not provide information about organization requests that were not approved. 

It is the Foundation’s desire and privilege to honor the wishes of Mary Ellen Kent Bunyard and will strive to enforce her will in all dealings, issues and responsibilities. 

Mary Ellen Kent Bunyard Family Foundation

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3949
San Angelo, TX  76902

Grant Administration is managed by the San Angelo Area Foundation
221 S. Irving Street
San Angelo, TX 76903


Email Address:
[email protected]