Nancy Ann Hunt and Ray L. Hunt Philanthropic Fund: Grants for Texas

OVERVIEW: The Nancy Ann Hunt and Ray L. Hunt Philanthropic Fund supports education, youth, health, and human services in Texas.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, youth, health, and human services

IP TAKE: The Hunt couple is still engaged in the family business, but may turn their attention more towards philanthropy in the future.

PROFILE: Established in 1983, the Nancy Ann Hunt and Ray L. Hunt Philanthropic Fund is a private foundation based in Dallas, Texas. Ray Hunt is an heir to the Hunt Oil Company and serves as executive chairman of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He has also served on the boards of many publicly-held companies, served the federal government in several ways, and has been actively involved in Dallas civic and community life. Nancy Ann Hunt has won many service and leadership awards for her work with community organizations. Through their foundation, the couple funds local efforts for education, youth, health, and human services.

The Nancy Ann Hunt and Ray L. Hunt Philanthropic Fund does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, tax records reveal that this foundation is a strong supporter of education, especially to schools that are affiliated with the family, such as Southern Methodist University. The couple has awarded millions of dollars for scholarships at SMU. The foundation’s health and human services giving has extended to crisis services for women, women’s health, and faith-based efforts. Methodist organizations and churches often see the Hunt couple’s support.

Grants range between about $1,000 and $10,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on Texas and especially the Dallas region. Past local grantees include the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Nah Foundation, and the First United Methodist Church in Richardson.

This foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits and only makes contributions to pre-selected charitable organizations. Direct general questions to the staff at 214-978-8839.

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