Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust

OVERVIEW: The Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust supports arts, culture, humanities, education, and human services in the Permian Basin Area of Texas.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts, culture, humanities, education, human services

IP TAKE: Music-focused and youth-focused organizations tend to fare well with this West Texas funder.

PROFILE: Established in 1987, the Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust is a private grantmaking foundation in Texas. The founder, Hahl Proctor, studied vocal music in Chicago before moving to Midland, Texas. She was active in the ranching industry and pursued her passion for through civic organizations and church. She was a well-known local entertainer and wished to provide a continued source of funding for local charities through her will. Managed by Bank of America’s Texas office, the foundation funds arts, culture, humanities, education, and human services efforts in Texas.

The Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust focuses primarily on groups that serve children and families in the areas of art and education. The trust is also very interested in programs that provide education and services for children who are disabled either mentally or physically. Music is a steady interest of this foundation.

Grants range between about between $2,000 and $20,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on the Permian Basin Area in West Texas. Grantees are often based in Midland, Texas. Past local grantees include the Sibley Nature Center, Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center Fund, High Sky Children’s Ranch, and Boys & Girls Club of Midland.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is May 15 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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