Enriching lives by supporting qualified non-profit organizations in the areas of Youth and Education with a focus on Early Childhood Literacy.

Under the terms of our charter, we can distribute grants only to qualified public entities, churches or 501(c)(3) public charities. We neither lend nor grant money to individuals. We award competitive grants predominantly in Dallas County with a focus on early childhood education and literacy. While rare, grants outside Dallas County sometimes are considered. Grants to organizations in the areas of Health and Human Services, Civic and Community, Science and Research, Arts and Culture are also occasionally considered.

Before submitting a grant application, we encourage you to read our Application Guidelines and FAQ to see if the needs of your organization fit within the parameters and mission of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation.  If questions remain or clarification is needed, please have a representative of your organization contact us before submitting an application to determine whether a submission is advisable.