Generally, the Foundation will annually distribute at least 5% of the fair market value of its assets to one or more Section 501(c)(3) organizations in the greater San Antonio Area chosen by the Foundation’s Selection Committee.

The specific focus of the Foundation is providing children (primarily infants thru age eighteen) with food and shelter, clothing, education, medical treatment, and other children’s charitable purposes.

Funding Priorities

Providing children with food and shelter, clothing, children’s education, the medical treatment of children, and other children’s charitable purposes in the Greater San Antonio area.

To Apply for Funding

An organization must first create a user profile through our online portal.  Then the fillable application will be available for viewing.  To assist the organization through the application, there will be small “?” symbols by each question which will provide helpful hints.  Please feel free to contact your assigned Grant Manger with any questions; Organizations A – J contact Kathleen Fenlon or Melissa Bauman and Organizations K – Z contact Kathleen Fenlon.

Program Guidelines

Only Section 501(c)(3) organizations may apply for grants from the Foundation. In addition, the organization must be qualified as 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) and such designation must appear on the IRS Determination letter.

If the organization is a 509(a)(3), a legal opinion must be attached. Applications from other organizations or individuals will not be considered. Grants will only be awarded for the purposes stated above. Only 501(c)(3) organizations located and serving children in the following counties will be considered for funding from the Najim Charitable Foundation – Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson.

The Najim Charitable Foundation does not provide funding to higher education organizations or toward higher education, capital campaigns/expenditures, multi-year requests, sponsorships, galas, or events.

Often funding requests exceed amounts available for grants; only a portion of the request may be approved. Some meritorious grant proposals may not be funded, which may result from limited resources instead of the worthiness of the proposal.

The Foundation will not consider more than one Grant Request per calendar year from an organization.

The Organization Agreement

Before any grant funds are disbursed, the recipient organization must enter into a written agreement with the Foundation outlining the respective responsibilities and obligations of both parties concerning the grant. The agreement will require a recipient organization to:

  • Repay any amount not used for the purposes of the grant.
  • Submit full and complete annual reports, as well as a final report to the Foundation in the manner in which the funds were expended and the progress made in accomplishing the grant’s purpose.
  • Keep records of receipts and expenditures and to make its books and records available to the Foundation at reasonable times.
  • Refrain from using any of the grant funds to influence legislation or the outcome of elections, to carry on voter registration drives, to make grants to individual or other organizations, or to undertake any non-exempt activity.

The Selection Committee reserves the right to perform on-site follow-up visits to obtain information regarding the disposition of funds granted.

Before you Apply, view the 2019 Funding Schedule

Funding Schedule