2018 Grant Guidelines

Program Information

Houston Saengerbund provides resources for select partners to share and expand our love of the German language and the art, music, and culture of the German-speaking world. The Society’s grant funding is used for a variety of projects and programs, all designed to expand our community’s awareness of the impact that German-speaking immigrants have had on Texas and throughout the United States.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Not-for-profit organizations may apply and receive funding.
  • Individuals are not eligible to participate.

Organizations may apply for as little as $250 and for as much as $10,000 in grant funding annually with no waiting period before reapplying for a subsequent year. Organizations must meet all eligibility requirements, including supporting the goals and intent of the Society, and must agree to the contract terms prior to disbursement of funds.

Funding is based upon the calendar year to match the Society’s fiscal year.

Houston Saengerbund utilizes its membership to select its grant recipients and the Board of Directors makes the final determination on which grant requests to fund. The Selection Committee uses the same process, rubric, and scoring for all grant funding requests. Applications failing to meet the Society’s eligibility criteria or those considered incomplete will not be sent to the Board for consideration. Grants are awarded based upon merit and available funding. Consequently, the number of grants and the amounts awarded may vary from year to year.

The Selection Committee will make its recommendations to the Board and the Board will make its decisions no later than its October Board meeting. Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee results by November 15, 2017. Funding will occur no earlier than January 1, 2018.

Houston Saengerbund reserves the right to review the terms and conditions of this grant program and to make changes at any time, including termination.

Application

The application is available here.

For 2018 funding, applicants must apply by using the downloadable PDF between July 1 and September 15, 2017 with final submission made by 11:59pm on Friday, September 15, 2017.