Giving/Grants



Give to the DSCF General Fund 

You can make a one-time contribution to the Foundation’s General Fund that will go toward the Foundation’s on-going efforts to support area nonprofits, educate the community in the ways and means to expand the nonprofit services provided to the community, and promote philanthropy among the residents of the greater Dripping Springs area.


Give to the Dedicated FISCAL Sponsorship Fund 

You may also choose to donate to one of several dedicated funds currently in place to serve the community or you may establish a new fund to support your favorite community cause or charity. 


Create a Donor-Advised Fund

You can establish a donor-advised fund through which your family or business can make a single or periodic contribution. If you have a favorite charity, your family or business can specify it as the recipient or select different recipients at your discretion.


Scholarship Funds 

Funds may be established for all levels of education and a variety of educational needs. The DSCF will assist donors in establishing funds that meet their desires within the educational system.

Estate Planning

Finally, you can include a gift to the Foundation or any of its dedicated funds as part of your state plan. Life insurance offers an easy and affordable way to create a community legacy with tax-deductible dollars used to pay premiums and at your death, the proceeds will be paid to the Foundation to be allocated to the Dripping Springs nonprofit organizations of your choice. This type of policy provides a low-cost means for making a substantial and significant contribution simply by paying a modest one time or annual premium. The amount of the policy can be adapted to your individual ability and needs. 

All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible. The Foundation can help you explore the options that best suit your particular financial situation and your personal goals for charitable giving. 





 


 

Grants are funded to organizations that serve the greater Dripping Springs community area.

Grant Guidelines


Support of Nonprofits in 2015

Awarding Grants
 

Grants will be awarded on a semi-annual basis. Grants will be accepted on or before June 30 and December 31 each year. Amount of grant to be decided each grant cycle.

Grants will be awarded within 90 days of the submittal from an organization.

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.


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.



The DSCF supports all Dripping Springs area nonprofit organizations. The 2015 DSWC & DSCF Directory is linked below for your convenience.

2016 Dripping Springs Area Non-Profit Organizations and Clubs

If your organization is not listed in the Directory and you would like to be included next year send your information to:



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