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. Grants outside Dallas County are rarely considered. Grants to organizations in the areas of Health & Human Services, Civic & Community, Science & Research, and Arts & Culture are 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 you have questions or need clarification, please contact us before submitting an application to determine whether a submission is advisable.