First-time applicants, and any applicant with projects that fall outside of the Foundation’s guidelines, should visit with Foundation staff before submitting a Pre-Application.
Scharbauer Foundation awards grants to organizations working in Midland and Odessa.
Type of Grants
Scharbauer Foundation prefers assisting with capital improvements, construction, or expansion of program capacity. The Foundation generally will not fund consecutive year non-capital grants.
Scharbauer Foundation prefers to award grants to projects that fall into these focus areas: Education, Healthcare, Public/Civic Benefit, Human Services.
To qualify for a grant from the Scharbauer Foundation, a nonprofit must:
Be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)
Be further classified as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 509(a)
Provide a copy of the IRS Letter of Determination Ruling
Applicants claiming exemption as a Government Entity must also provide evidence of their tax-exempt status
Pre-applications from colleges and universities MUST be
submitted by the development office on behalf of the institution.
Past grant recipients may only be considered for new funding if all progress/final reports for previously awarded grants have been received.
No grants or loans will be made to:
Individual public or private schools that provide primary and/or secondary education (PK-12) to the general population