2019 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 Germany and German-speaking immigrants have had on Texas and throughout the United States.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Only 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 of January through December.

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 decision at its October Board meeting. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee results by November 1, 2018. Funding will occur no earlier than January 1, 2019.

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


The application is available online or as a fillable PDF.

For 2019 funding, applicants must apply online or by using the fillable PDF between June 1 and September 15, 2018 with final submission receipted by 11:59pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018.