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For Non-Profits


Community Grants:
Since it was established, the DSCF has presented grants to thirty-eight different organizations including those awarded following an application and review process, and matching grants following a week-long fund raising drive.  Annually, grants may be made in the areas of education, historic preservation, health and human services, community development, arts and culture, the environment, and animal welfare, among others.  See below for application guidelines and more about how grants are awarded.

Scholarship Fund: The Dripping Springs/Wimberley Girl Scout Scholarship Fund was established in 2011.  The Fund rewards graduating Girl Scouts who have demonstrated commitment to the fundamental principle of Girl Scouts “of doing their best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what they say and do.”  The Girls Scout Council has developed selection criteria and scoring, seeks donations to support the program, and identifies the recipients.

Fiscal Sponsorship Fund: The DSCF serves as the Fiscal Sponsor of new and developing organizations that have not attained non-profit status on their own, providing them with the ability to attract tax-deductible donations using the DSCF’s 501c3 tax-exempt status.  The DSCF assures that all financial transactions meet IRS standards, handles all financial activity including both receipts and distributions, and regularly reports to the Fund holders. The newest Fiscal Sponsorship is the Dripping Springs Skate Park.




Grants are awarded on a semi-annual basis through a competitive process to organizations that have received 501c3 nonprofit status through the IRS, or those that have received an official fiscal sponsorship status with DSCF.  Proposals will be accepted on or before July 31 and January 31 of each year. The amount of funding available for grants will be decided each grant cycle. Only one proposal will be accepted from each organization in a 12 month period.  

Grants are awarded in the following twelve areas: Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Community and Development, Education, Environment, Fraternal or Military, Health and Human Services, Historical Preservation, Municipal, Parks and Recreation, Religious, and National Organizations for local projects.

Grants are scored according to:
   • Proven performance of past efforts of the organization.
   • The perceived value to the Dripping Springs community.
   • Innovative logic.
   • Proven viability. 
   • Measurable beneficial application. 
   • Practical and effective use of the funds.

Grants will be awarded within 90 days of the submittal deadline.

For more information, please click on the links below.

Grant Application

Grant FAQ's

Grant Report


The Dripping Springs Community Foundation supports all Dripping Springs area non-profit organizations. The DSCF and the Dripping Springs Women's Club jointly publish this annual directory of organizations.  The 2018 Directory is linked here for your convenience.

2018 Dripping Springs Area Non-Profit Organizations and Clubs

We are in the process of updating the directory for the 2019 Dripping Springs Area Non-Profit Organizations and Clubs Directory. If you have any new information or would like to include your organization please contact Vicky Mathews at
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