The Mabee Foundation makes grants exclusively to non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations and follows the guidelines as detailed below:
Generally, the Mabee Foundation supports organizations or projects in the following areas:
Social and Humanitarian Services
Medical and Health
Cultural and Religious
The Mabee Foundation Board of Trustees considers grant requests at its quarterly meetings the second Tuesday in January, April, July and October. Grant requests must be received by the first business day of December, March, June and September to be considered at the corresponding Board meeting.
The Mabee Foundation only makes grants for construction projects, renovation projects and for the purchase of major medical equipment.
The Mabee Foundation requires that 40% of the total project be raised by other public donors before it will consider a grant request. Names of donors must be included in the grant application. The 40% fundraising requirement must be met by the time an application is submitted. The following will not be considered in the calculation of the 40% prior funding requirement:
Internal or reserve funds
Estate bequests not designated for capital projects
Any donation not designated for the particular project in question
Government grants or funds from any governmental entity
Mabee Foundation grants are ‘challenge grants,’ meaning that the organization must raise the remaining funds required to finish the project within one year of the awarding of the grant or risk cancellation of the grant.
The Mabee Foundation will grant up to 20% of the total costs of the project (with a maximum amount of $2,000,000).
Construction must commence within two years after satisfying the grant challenge. Payment is not made on the grant until the challenge has been satisfied and construction has started.
To qualify for a Mabee Foundation grant, the project must be located in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri or Kansas.
The Mabee Foundation does not offer grants for the following:
Grants to private foundations as defined in IRC section 509(a)
Grants to government owned or operated institutions
Projects already under construction or where a contract has been signed with a contractor
Operations or program support
Grants to an individual
Capital projects for educational institutions below the college level (unless the institution exclusively serves a special or vulnerable population)
Renovation of leased property (unless the lease is a long-term lease tantamount to ownership)
Grants exclusively for the purchase of furnishings, equipment (except for major medical equipment), vehicles, museum exhibits, etc.
The purchase of land or buildings
Grants to a local, individual church body, congregation or parish
Grants are awarded at the sole discretion of the Mabee Foundation Board of Trustees. There is no guarantee that a grant applied for will be awarded.
Grant applications may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Board meeting in which the application was scheduled to be considered. If withdrawn, the applicant may re-apply at any time.
If a grant is rejected at the meeting of the Board of Trustees (for any reason), the applicant must wait one year before re-applying.
If a grant is awarded and paid, the awarded organization must wait 2 years from the date of payment before making application on additional projects.