Permian Basin Area Foundation


General Information

Permian Basin Area Foundation makes grants to qualified nonprofit organizations serving the Permian Basin and TransPecos regions through which a broad range of philanthropic purposes are supported in the following areas:

  • Animal Services

  • Arts & Culture

  • Community Development

  • Education

  • Environmental

  • Health & Mental Health

  • Housing & Shelter

  • Human & Social Services

  • Youth Development

Midland Children's Rehab Center
Midland Children's Rehab Center

Grant awards are determined through a semi-annual competitive application and review process facilitated by the Foundation’s Grants Committee and staff. Application deadlines are April 1 for the spring cycle or October 1 for the fall cycle. Committee recommendations must be approved by the Foundation’s Board of Governors.

The Foundation generally awards grants with priority given to those applicants that:

  • Demonstrate potentially significant and long-term impact achieved by funding their project.
  • Communicate a clear plan for timely implementation.
  • Promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement.
  • Address relevant issues and legitimate problems affecting the community.
  • Demonstrate that the project cannot be accomplished without external funding.
  • Exhibit effective and resourceful fundraising practices, such as matching grants and contributions from other donors, benefiting both the organization and the community.
  • Complies with Accountability Indicators for Nonprofit Organizations as prescribed by the Nonprofit Management Center of the Permian Basin.

Before submitting an application, first-time applicants, repeat applicants with a change in key executive leadership or development staff, or repeat applicants that have not updated the Foundation in two years are required to contact the Foundation no later than 30 days prior to the deadline to schedule a preliminary interview.

For more information please contact Meagan Harris, Grants Administrator, at