Garland D. Rhoads Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Garland D. Rhoads Foundation supports disease treatment and prevention, community improvement, capacity building, education, health care, human services, and religion in Texas.

FUNDING AREAS: Disease treatment and prevention, community improvement, capacity building, education, health care, human services, religion

IP TAKE: Nonprofits may contact this foundation with requests for building maintenance and construction in Texas.

PROFILE: Established in 1971, the Garland D. Rhoads Foundation is a grantmaking foundation based in Texas. It aims to “promote the extension of religion, education, the alleviation of human suffering and the prevention and control of diseases.” Managed by Bank of America’s Texas office, the foundation funds community improvement, capacity building, education, health care, human services, and religion efforts in Texas.

The Garland D. Rhoads Foundation primarily awards grants that relate to specific diseases and those which fund local education causes and religious interests. According to the founder’s wishes, the foundation also sets aside funds to acquire, build, maintain, and beautify public buildings and grounds. Overall, the foundation encourages works that encourage the betterment of the public and civic life. Relief of the indigent and scientific research are also of interest to this foundation. This funder has limited grant dollars available and only accepts grant applications from organizations that have operating budgets less than $20 million.

Grants range between about $5,000 and $20,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses exclusively on the state of Texas, and the foundation supports various communities across the state. Past grantees are based in Corsicana and Kerens, Texas, for example. Past local grantees include the City of Corsicana, YMCA of Corsicana, and the Friends of the Kerens Library.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is September 1, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision within about three to four months after this date. Grantseekers must use the Bank of America online system to apply for a grant. Direct general questions to the staff at tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com or 800-357-7094.

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