Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust

OVERVIEW: The Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust supports arts, culture, humanities, education, human services, and religion in San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas.

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

IP TAKE:  This is a foundation administered by Bank of America and is very focused on San Antonio. Religious groups of all faiths have a good opportunity here.

PROFILE: Established in 1993, the Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust is based in Texas. This is the family foundation of the Dalkowitz family, who were merchants and investors in San Antonio, Mexico, and elsewhere. The family’s first store was located across from San Antonio’s city hall. This foundation was established under Nathalie Dalkowitz’s will in memory of her sister Gladys and other family members. During Nathalie and Gladys’ lifetimes, they were interested in the art, music, and culture of San Antonio. Nathalie passed away in 1992. The foundation’s grantmaking areas of interest are arts, culture, humanities, education, human services, and religion.

This trust is managed by the Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions Texas office, so it does not employ its own full-time staff. The trust's donors have granted discretion to Bank of America to design and execute its grantmaking programs. A list of Texas procedures for grantmaking can be downloaded from the foundation website. According to Foundation Center data, this foundation has awarded at least 104 grants in its history, to at least 53 recipients. Grants have gone to the following San Antonio groups: Daily Bread Ministries, Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio, Jewish Federation of San Antonio, McNay Art Museum, and the San Antonio Children’s Museum. Jewish groups often see the foundation’s support, but the funder supports causes affiliated with other religions too.

A majority of their grants are between $3,000 and $10,000. View the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about past grantees. The Dalkowitz Charitable Trust primarily funds nonprofits in the San Antonio area. Most support stays in Bexar County, but occasionally, an Austin or Houston group will see funding too.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant requests from nonprofits. Application deadlines fall on February 1 of each year, with awards in June. Grantees must wait one year before submitting a new request. The application process is conducted entirely online. Direct questions about the application process and general questions about foundation giving to tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com.

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