APPLICATION PROCESS 

-One copy of the entire written application, (not email copy), must be provided to the Foundation at least 3 weeks before the Board Meeting if it is to be considered. The Foundation does not have regularly scheduled meetings; therefore, a call or email to the Foundation Office seeking information as to the date of the next meeting will be required. (325-703-6669)

Only complete applications will be considered. 

Staff will review applications and inform applicants of missing information before grant requests are presented to 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 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. 

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.

A type-able Grant Application is available on this web site as well as the specific requirements and reports that the Foundation requires and are accepted continually.  If you have questions or concerns, Please contact the Foundation office.

Mary Ellen Kent Bunyard Family Foundation

P.O. Box 3949
San Angelo, TX  76902

Physical Location:
133 West Concho STE 209
San Angelo, TX 76903

Telephone:
325-703-6669

Fax (Same as Tel.):
325-703-6669

Foundation Staff:
Anita Webb, Executive Director

Email Address:
[email protected]

Website
maryellenkentbunyardfoundation.com

Eligibility:

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 (see “Counties We Serve” below)
  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) 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 statements
    D.  A Detailed Budget of your proposed project including the total amount you are requesting
    E.  Statement assuring the Board that you will use the grant funds only for those in Tom Green and the ADJOINING COUNTIES
    F.  Project request providing the needs, goals, activities, time-line, etc. of your project
    G.  Evaluation process you will use to measure the success of project when completed

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.

The application must be SIGNED & DATED.

Also in 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.    

Counties We Serve

Tom Green and adjoining counties which are:

Coke
Concho
Irion
Menard
Reagan
Runnels
Schleicher
Sterling