While The Belo Foundation Trustees meet only twice a year, grant requests are accepted year-round and are processed upon receipt. The review process can take several months. Grants are made to 501(c)(3) organizations or other qualified non-profit entities. The Foundation does not fund event sponsorships nor does it make grants to individuals. Grants typically range in size from $5,000 to $50,000. On rare occasions, larger grants are made.
If your grant request meets these guidelines and falls within the Foundation's areas of interest , including geographic location, please follow the process outlined below.
Submit your grant request in the form of a letter to the following individuals. For television General Managers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Phoenix, Tucson, Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Spokane, Boise, St. Louis, Charlotte, Hampton/Norfolk, New Orleans or Louisville, click here. Or to submit your request to a newspaper Publisher in Dallas/Fort Worth, Providence or Riverside, click here. Include with the letter the following background material to support the request:
- Brief history and description of the organization
- Copy of most recent IRS tax determination letter
- Description of the request, how it matches the funding interests of the Foundation, including the specific amount and date payment is requested
- Means of ongoing support for organization or project
- List of officers and directors of organization, and those responsible for project, where applicable
Other information may be requested after an initial review of the documentation.
Because The Belo Foundation receives more requests than it can possibly fund, it must decline many that are worthwhile. If you are uncertain about whether your request falls within the Foundation's areas of interest , it's best to contact the Foundation to discuss your request.
Please address all questions to:
Amy M. Meadows
Vice President & Executive Director
The Belo Foundation
P.O. Box 655237
Dallas, TX 75265-5237
(214) 977-6620 (fax)