Grants and Scholarships

Regional Affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas

The Slaton Area Endowment manages charitable funds for the benefit of the people of Slaton. Started in 2013, charitable organizations that are located in, or are primarily serving residents of, Slaton can turn to us for help with projects that address community needs.

As a permanent endowment, we ensure that a pool of resources is ready to help today, tomorrow and countless tomorrows to come.

Grant Application Information

Click here for grant application form

Deadline: October 15

Slaton Grants Collage

Grantmaking Programs

Who Do We Fund?

Grantmaking policy and grant award recommendations are made by the Slaton Area Endowment Advisory Board. The Endowment restricts its support to organizations in Lubbock County which are 501(c)(3) or the government equivalent. Grants may be made for start-up funding, general operating support, program support and demonstration programs. The Endowment does not make grants to individuals, for political purposes, to retire indebtedness or for payment of interest or taxes.

All grant recipients must report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project within one year of the award. Grant amounts may vary depending on the type of fund from which resources are provided. Grant applications are reviewed throughout the year. Contact the Endowment for deadlines.

The Process

The Slaton Area Endowment offers multiple opportunities for the consideration of grant proposals. After we receive your complete proposal, copies will be provided to the Advisory Board who will review and provide recommendations. Additional information or a site visit may be requested. You will be notified of the Board’s decision as soon as possible after the meeting at which your application is considered.

To Apply

All applicants must complete the Proposal Summary (Click here for the Proposal Summary)


  • A copy of the organization’s current annual operating budget (must include revenue and expenses)
  • A copy of the most recent financial information that has been presented to the organization’s Board of Directors
  • A current listing of the Board of Directors


The Proposal Summary and Attachments should be mailed to:

Slaton Area Endowment
P.O. Box 91
Slaton, TX 79364

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact Mark Meurer at (806) 789-8456 or the Community Foundation of West Texas at (806) 762-8061.

Mini-Grants for Teachers (click here for application)

The Slaton Area Endowment wants you to know about a program offered by the Community Foundation of West Texas specifically for K-12 schools in the South Plains area including both public and private schools. The intent of this program is to provide small grants to elementary and secondary school teachers to enable them to try out creative teaching techniques and buy enriching teaching materials which are not supported by school budgets.


Donors interested in supporting the educational needs of area students, can turn to the Slaton Area Endowment for the management of scholarship funds. Scholarship awards will be determined by the criteria developed for each fund based on the wishes of the donor. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of West Texas at (806) 762-8061.

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