A Glimmer of Hope Austin is committed to improving the lives of young people (up to age 25 years old) and seniors (aged 60 and above) who suffer from exclusion, social injustice, neglect, abandonment and educational disadvantages.

Every year we disburse grants of up to $20,000 each for nonprofit organizations that are tackling these issues within their communities. Grants are awarded for a period of one year. These grants are social seed capital for new and innovative projects. Funded organizations are encouraged to seek additional funds from other sources.


Organizations that are seeking funding must be in operation for at least one year as a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Focus Area:

The foundation funds projects that provide services to young people and seniors residing primarily in disadvantaged areas of Central Texas.


A Glimmer of Hope Austin only considers projects that will continue to benefit the community after the foundation's initial investment.


A Glimmer of Hope Austin accepts project proposals twice per year. Deadlines for submitting proposals are May 1st and November 1st of every year.

* When a postmark/submission date falls on a weekend, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.


Please submit two hard copies by mail and one electronic copy by email to the addresses below (total of 3 copies).
Grant application available for download here:

Download Grant Application

Download Background Check

Download Background Check Disclosure

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation
3600 North Capital Texas Highway
Bldg. B, Suite 330
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 328-9944
E-mail: austin@aglimmerofhope.org

Glimmer of Hope Austin is a CTEF member and accepts the Common Grant Application.

Funding Policy:

Grants are made only to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. Funds are disbursed on a quarterly basis with continuing funding contingent upon availability of funds and the recipient’s ability to successfully meet the objectives outlined in their original proposal.

Grantees are requested to sign a Grant and Expenditure Responsibility Agreement prior to receipt of first quarter funding. The agreement details reporting, record keeping and financial accountability issues and ensures unused funds will be returned to A Glimmer of Hope Foundation.

Periodically during the year, A Glimmer of Hope Austin staff will schedule four site visits with each new project in order to view progress and offer any assistance that may be needed to ensure the success of that project.

Additional Information:

PLEASE NOTE A Glimmer of Hope Foundation does not fund or support:

  • Grants to individuals.
  • Political causes.
  • Cultural exchange programs.
  • Travel or scholarship assistance.
  • General operating funds.
  • Construction projects; hardware upgrades or labs.
  • Fundraising events; mass mailings; advertising projects.
  • Attendance of professional conferences and symposia.
  • Out-of-state performances or competition expenses.
  • Academic or scientific research.