Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and Timelines

 

When does Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund fund accept proposals?

The Fund accepts proposals twice a year: March 15 for program areas: Health or Human Services; and, October 15 for program areas: Arts & Humanities, Community Development, Environment, Education, and Preservation

How many proposals can be submitted to the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund?

Directors will consider one proposal per program area per year.

Does Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund restrict its support to certain geographic areas?

The Kempner Fund primarily supports proposals to Galveston-based or Galveston-serving organizations. If a director-special request or for more information, please contact: information@kempnerfund.org

What legal status (or IRS designation) must my organization have to be eligible for a grant?

Eligible applicants are USA-based 501 (c)(3) organizations and may include non-profit, governmental, and faith-based organizations

Completing an Application for Funding

 

What kinds of programs does Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund fund?

The Fund awards grants for programs, projects, general operating support and capacity building, and in special cases, seed funding and capital improvement projects.
Applications are welcomed for the following 7 program areas including: Health, Human Services, Arts & Humanities, Community Development, Environment, Education, and Preservation. For more information, please visit the Program Areas page. For specific inquiries, please contact the Kempner Fund office.

What types of grants does Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund provide?

The Fund provides grants for programs and projects, general operating support, capacity building, and in select cases, seed funding and capital projects.

What legal status (or IRS designation) must my organization have to be eligible for a grant?

Eligible applicants are USA-based 501 (c)(3) organizations and may include non-profit, governmental, and faith-based organizations

Contacting the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

 

How do I contact The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund fund?

Have a question that’s not on our website? Contact the Kempner Fund office at information@kempnerfund.org or call 409-762-1603

Will I be notified of my application status? How?

Applicants will receive acknowledgement via email confirming receipt of an application to The Kempner Fund. Applicants will be notified via email in May for the March 15 deadline and in December for the October 15 deadline.