Joni Elaine Templeton Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Joni Elaine Templeton Foundation supports animal welfare, community improvement, capacity building, education, human services, and religious causes in Texas.

FUNDING AREAS: Animal welfare, community improvement, capacity building, education, human services, religious causes

IP TAKE: Various local organizations receive this funder’s support, which prioritizes efforts to help underprivileged children and families.

PROFILE: Established in 2003, the Joni Elaine Templeton Foundation is a private foundation in Texas. The founder, Ms. Templeton, was known for having a generous heart. She passed away in 2001 and is buried in Dallas, Texas. She wished for her foundation to be “operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or education purposes or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.” Managed by Bank of America’s Texas office, the foundation funds local efforts related to animal welfare, community improvement, capacity building, education, human services, and religious causes.

The Joni Elaine Templeton Foundation supports a wide variety of local causes with few guidelines for grantseekers to follow. The funder often makes grants for unrestricted general operating support and program support for food pantries, children with special needs, grieving families, and local housing efforts.

Grants range between about $2,000 and $20,000 The average grant has been $5,000 recently. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on the state of Texas, and past grantees are mostly located in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. Past local grantees include Austin Habitat for Humanity, Mental Health America, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, and Special Olympics Texas.

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

PEOPLE:

Search for staff contact info and bios in PeopleFinder (paid subscribers only).

LINK: