Eligibility & Criteria

  • Eligible applicants are USA-based 501 (c)(3) organizations and may include non-profit, governmental, and faith-based organizations
  • The Kempner Fund primarily supports proposals to Galveston-based or Galveston-serving organizations
  • The Kempner Fund only supports proposals in one of its 7 program areas. To learn more about the Fund’s program areas, read: Program Areas
  • Still not sure? To determine eligibility, potential applicants may take this brief eligibility quiz. (nsert link to online application).
  • The Kempner Fund receives many more requests for funding that it is able to support. The selection process is competitive and even strong proposals may not be fully funded or receive funding.
  • Please note the following: The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund will not fund activities that discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, immigration status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.