Graham and Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Holloway Family Foundation centers grantmaking on organizations active in Alzheimer’s and cancer research.

IP TAKE: This is a small family foundation that aims to give folks a “leg up.” Given its geographic restrictions and modestly sized grants, this is a funder that may be best suited for local and grassroots groups.

PROFILE: The Graham and Carolyn Holloway Foundation was founded in 1995 with a mission to “enhance the quality of life for those people in our communities who are least likely to be able to do that on their own.” To carry out this mission, the foundation gives grantmaking priority to organizations working with the elderly, disadvantaged children, those with developmental or physical disabilities as well as people who are chronically or terminally ill. In the disease-related grantmaking space, the Holloway Foundation centers its giving on organizations focusing on Alzheimer’s and cancer research. It also supports organizations that work to deliver treatment and other support to people living with illnesses, notably AIDS.

The Holloway Family Foundation limits its grantmaking to the states of Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina, giving special consideration to those organizations located within a 75 mile radius of Colleyville, TX, Nashville, TN, and Salisbury, NC.

Grants typically range from $2,500 to $10,000, rarely going above that high limit. To learn more about Holloway Family Foundation grantees, explore its Giving History page.

Grant applications are accepted and may be submitted to the foundation at any time. However, a few deadlines do apply for applicants seeking funding within a specific timeframe. Grant distributions are made in June and December of each year. The application deadline to receive funding by June is March 15 and the deadline to receive funding by December is October 15.

PEOPLE: 

  • Carolyn G. Holloway, President
  • Valerie Holloway Skinner, Vice President

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