The John Harris Community Fund accepting grant applications through July 22

Fund was established to support worthy civic, religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational projects in Center

Harris Fund accepting applications from Center nonprofits

The John Harris Community Fund held at East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF) in Tyler will be accepting grant applications now through 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

“John Reagan Harris was a generous benefactor, giving both his time and his resources to many groups and worthy causes in and around Center,” said Kyle Penney, President of East Texas Communities Foundation.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, requests for general operating expenses (including salary) are welcome. 

Funding requests to support new projects and programs or expand existing ones are also eligible. Organizations should submit only one application, either general support or programmatic.

John Reagan Harris was devoted to the Center community, his church and education.

The John Harris Community Fund was established to support worthy civic, religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational projects which benefit the Center community. Applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status or a governmental unit.

The grant committee encourages requests not to exceed $10,000. There is no minimum for a request. Recipients will be announced in August. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.etcf.org .

East Texas Communities Foundation is a nonprofit corporation serving 32 counties in East Texas. The Foundation distributed $12 million in grants in 2019 and currently manages over $110 million in assets distributed over 370 unique charitable funds which support non-profit organizations and student scholarships.

The Foundation, which was formed in 1989, has awarded over $100 million in grants and scholarships since its inception. Philanthropy builds community and changes lives. East Texas

Communities Foundation supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their charitable goals. For more information, please visit: http://etcf.org/

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