Arkansas and West Texas Grants

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

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Next deadline: Dec 15, 2021 2:30pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Feb 28, 2022 2:30pm PST (Full proposal), Jun 15, 2022 2:30pm PDT (Letter of inquiry), Aug 31, 2022 2:30pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $75,000

Fields of work: Senior Services Aging/Gerontology Community Culture & Heritage Youth Services Children’s Health & Pediatrics Children’s Mental Health Education - Preschool / Early Learning Teacher Development & Training Literacy Education - Higher Education Linguistics Homelessness Services Affordable Housing Economic Services & Development Basic Human Needs Arts / Culture Access & Participation Parental Involvement in Education Child Abuse & Neglect Youth Involvement in the Arts Supportive Housing & Shelters Caregiver Support / Respite Care Residential Care & Nursing Homes Life Skills Training & Rehabilitation Art Education English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) Education Music Education Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in Arkansas: Arkansas County, Ashley County, Bradley County, Calhoun County, Chicot County Show all

Location of residency: United States, Counties in Arkansas: Arkansas County, Ashley County, Bradley County, Calhoun County Show all

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The Board of Directors of the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation is committed to the highest standards of philanthropy and to honoring the founders’ original intent, while adapting to today’s needs.

West Texas & Arkansas

Aging Population- Meeting the physical and emotional needs of the elderly, especially efforts to preserve and promote the independence, health, and quality of life of seniors; to improve the quality and availability of both nursing home care and alternatives to nursing home care; and to protect seniors from abuse or financial exploitation.

Arts, Culture, And History- Supporting artistic, historical, or cultural experiences that enhance learning in school-age children, or extend the benefit of the arts to children, the elderly, and others who might not otherwise have access. 

Children And Youth- Meeting the physical and emotional needs of young people, especially efforts to prevent child abuse or neglect or mitigate their effects; to provide healthcare; and to promote and to develop sound character and values in young people.

Economically Disadvantaged- Moving low-income people toward economic independence; providing emergency shelter and assistance; providing healthcare; offering transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and promoting the creation of affordable housing. 

Education- Preparing young children for school; supporting the educational process broadly through means such as parental involvement and teacher training; promoting adult literacy; improving English-language skills in both children and adults; and supporting student-focused programs at the college level that advance other areas of the Foundation’s mission.

Nonprofit Capacity- Building the infrastructure of agencies working in aging, arts, children, economically disadvantaged, or education.

Types of Grants Available

  • Program
  • Capital
  • Nonprofit capacity

Grant Average and Range

  • Range: $15,000 to $75,000
  • Average: $30,000

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible counties
    • Arkansas: 
      • Arkansas + Ashley + Bradley + Calhoun + Chicot + Clay + Cleveland + Columbia + Craighead + Crittenden + Cross + Desha + Drew + Greene + Hempstead + Jackson + Jefferson + Lafayette + Lee + Lincoln + Little + River + Miller + Mississippi + Monroe + Nevada + Ouachita + Phillips + Poinsett + Prairie + St. Francis + Union + Woodruff
    • West Texas:
      • Andrews + Borden + Brewster + Cochran + Coke + Concho + Crane + Crockett + Dawson + Ector + Gaines + Glasscock + Howard + Irion + Jeff Davis + Kimble + Loving + Martin + Mason + McCulloch + Menard + Midland + Mitchell + Pecos + Presidio + Reagan + Reeves + Schleicher + Scurry + Sterling + Sutton + Terrell + Terry + Tom Green + Upton + Ward + Winkler + Yoakum


  • The King Foundation does not award grants:
    • To individuals
    • To organizations or programs that do not serve residents of our geographic focus areas in Arkansas or Texas. 
    • To organizations that are not tax exempt or have not received their 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. (The Foundation will consider grants to organizations in a fiscal sponsorship arrangement in some circumstances.) 
    • For general operating support, annual fund drives, or funds to offset operating losses. 
    • For debt retirement, including short-term loans taken as part of a capital campaign. 
    • To create or add to endowments. 
    • To organizations that will “pass through” the King Foundation grant by re-award to other charitable organizations.
    • For galas, balls, luncheons, or similar events benefitting charitable organizations. 
    • For efforts to treat or cure a single disease or condition. 
    • To support medical research. 
    • For church or seminary construction or religious programs.
      • (The Foundation will consider grants to faith-based groups offering social service programs in some circumstances.
      • The programs must be available to the general public and cannot require religious instruction or participation as a condition of receiving or continuing services.) 
    • For professional conferences, symposia, academic or sports competitions, K-12 extracurricular competitions, or similar activities.


This page was last reviewed October 18, 2021 and last updated October 18, 2021