Although most grants given by the Howell Foundation are generated from the Board of Directors or the Advisory Board, the Foundation will review inquiries received from qualifying charities. Because the Howell Foundation is a small foundation that does not have an office or staff, a letter of inquiry is a good way to communicate to the Board. Therefore, the Board requests that a potential grantee send a letter of inquiry first before May 1.
A Letter of Inquiry is typically no more than one or two pages, and usually includes the grantseeker’s mission, a brief description of the proposed program, the needs it addresses, the desired outcomes, and the dollar amount requested. The Letter of Inquiry is a very informal first step for a grantseeker. If the Howell Foundation is interested, we will invite the grantseeker to submit a full proposal.
Letters of inquiry should be sent to The Thomas and Laverne Howell Foundation, P.O. Box 2003, Rockport, TX 78381 or by using the inquiry form below. Before a letter of inquiry is sent, the Board suggests the grantseeker read the Guidelines Tab.