Grant Details

The Kenneth P. Gifford Foundation (Texas)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Kenneth P. Gifford Foundation


    The Kenneth P. Gifford Foundation will provide support for organizations within the following fields of interest:

    • Child welfare
    • Christianity
    • Communication media
    • Community and economic development
    • Community college education
    • Crime prevention
    • Diseases and conditions
    • Education
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Family services
    • Higher education
    • Human services
    • Legal services
    • Mental health care
    • Shelter and residential care
    • Special population support

    Projects serving the following populations are of special interest:

    • Academics
    • Children and youth
    • Economically disadvantaged people
    • Low-income and poor people
    • Victims and oppressed people
    • Victims of crime and abuse

    Emphasis on organizations concerned with care for the aged and youth; supports a scholarship program sponsored by El Paso Community Foundation for students of local high schools for undergraduate study at the University of Texas-El Paso.


    History of Funding

    The Kenneth P. Gifford Foundation has given a total of $57,943 in grants in 2016. Recent awardees include: Center for Community Empowerment, El Paso Community College, Del Norte, El Paso Society for Human Resources, and Project Ariba.

    Additional Information

    The Kenneth P. Gifford Foundation was established in 1977 in Texas. The foundation does not maintain a website. Please contact the foundation to verify eligibility prior to submission of a full application. Funds may be used for the following purposes:

    • General support
    • Program development
    • Scholarships


    Kenneth P. Gifford Foundation Staff

    Kenneth P. Gifford Foundation Staff
    814 E. Wyoming Ave.
    El Paso, TX 79902-5330
    (915) 533-4251

  • Eligibility Details

    Giving primarily is limited to non profit organizations in Texas with emphasis on El Paso county. No grants to individuals.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by March 1, annually. Initial approach should be with a Letter of Intent. An application form is required. Applicants should submit the following:

    • Copy of IRS Determination Letter

    Award Details

    Awards vary based on scope and size of project. Awards are up to $50,000. 

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