Harris Fund Accepting Applications from Center Texas Nonprofits

July 17, 2019 - The John Harris Community Fund held at East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF) in Tyler, Texas will be accepting grant applications now through 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2019.

“John Reagan Harris was a generous benefactor, giving both his time and his resources to many groups and worthy causes in and around Center,” said Kyle Penney, President of East Texas Communities Foundation. “The John Harris Community Fund was established to support worthy civic, religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational projects which benefit the Center, Texas community.”

ETCF seeks strong projects based on good ideas and compelling needs which have the potential to improve the Center, Texas community and the lives of its people. Applicants are limited to non-profits with 501(c)(3) status Funding will be awarded to support current projects and programs or to establish new projects/programs. Requests for general operating support are discouraged. Applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status or a governmental unit. The grant committee encourages requests not to exceed $10,000. There is no minimum for a request. Recipients will be announced in August. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.etcf.org.

About ETCF
East Texas Communities Foundation is a nonprofit corporation serving 32 counties in East Texas. The Foundation distributed $15.4 million in grants in 2018 and currently manages over $100 million in assets distributed over 361 unique charitable funds which support non-profit organizations and student scholarships. The Foundation, which was formed in 1989, has awarded $87.6 million in grants and scholarships since its inception. Philanthropy builds community and changes lives. East Texas Communities Foundation supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their charitable goals. http://etcf.org/