Stein Family Charitable Trust

OVERVIEW: The Stein Family Charitable Trust supports arts, culture, humanities, and human services organizations in Tarrant County, Texas.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts, culture, humanities, human services

IP TAKE: Organizations in the Fort Worth area of Texas that serve disabled children should get familiar with this local funder.

PROFILE: Established in 1983, the Stein Family Charitable Trust is a private foundation based in Texas. The Stein family had a jewelry business in Fort Worth, Texas. Stein sisters Katie, Harriet, Lillie, and Laura retired here and established this trust to help local charities that assist children. They were committed to promoting the welfare and education of young people. Today, the foundation aims to offer “relief, treatment, and aid of children who are residents of Tarrant County, Texas, suffering from physical or mental infirmity, and who, in the judgment of the trustee, are in need of such relief, treatment or aid." Managed by Bank of America’s Texas office, the foundation funds local arts, culture, humanities, and human services efforts.

The Stein Family Charitable Trust funds a variety of causes that help underprivileged young people with special challenges. It prioritizes the needs and enrichment of children who have both physical and mental disabilities. The trust offers between five and seven awards per year, on average.

Grants range between about $1,000 and $15,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its Foundation Center grant history. Grantmaking focuses exclusively on Tarrant County, Texas. Past local grantees include Gill Children’s Services, New Key School, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of North Texas.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is August 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 or 800-357-7094.


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