Guidelines for Applicants

Fields of Interest:

  • Children and Youth
  • Public Health and Human Services
  • Education and Community Development
  • Arts and Culture

Geographic Restrictions:
The organization must be located and operating primarily within a 50-mile radius of Austin, Texas.

Application Deadlines: February 28th and August 31st

The Lola Wright Foundation Board meets twice a year, usually in May and November, to consider grant requests. Completed grant requests must be received no later than February 28th (for May meeting) or August 31st (for November meeting). An item postmarked February 28th or August 31st, but received by us at a later date, does not constitute delivery to us by the deadline date. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, then the deadline date shall be the last working day prior to the due date.

Grant requests may be hand-delivered between the business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Address for hand delivery of applications:

The Lola Wright Foundation
c/o US Trust
515 Congress Avenue, 10th Floor
Austin, TX 78701

Late applications will not be reviewed or retained.

Notification Dates:
Applicants will be notified in writing of the acceptance or rejection of their request within three to four months of the application deadline.

Restrictions:
Organizations considered for funding must be classified as qualified public charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. In addition, the Foundation generally does not provide funding to organizations for day-to-day operating costs or expenses. An organization receiving a grant from the Foundation may not apply for another grant for at least twelve (12) months.

Requirements:
After a grant is made, the grantee organization is required to complete a final report of grant expenditures with financial and programmatic information. Future grant requests will not be considered if reports on previous grants are not completed.

Questions:
Questions regarding applications and grants will be answered Monday through Friday. Please contact June Cook at (512) 397-2001.