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Our vision is for all people to realize lives of substance and value.

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.  Mother Teresa

Types of Grants

R4 Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations operating within our strategic missions. We believe our limited resources are best spent as investments within the Fort Worth area. And we prefer to make programmatic grants up-stream from an issue to help solve problems at the origin. 

Who May Apply

Grant applications are made by invitation of R4 to tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We do not grant funds to individuals.

When to Apply

Upon invitation from R4, applicants will receive an access code for entrance into our on-line portal, linked below. Applications should be submitted annually between December 1 – April 30, as our Board of Directors meets three times during the first half of each year to consider grant requests. 

Review of Application

R4 makes decisions on applications within three months of submission. Applicants whose grant proposals are approved will receive follow-up instructions, and a schedule of funding will be established after certain conditions are met. 

How to Apply

Please email Bret Helmer at to confirm an invitation and obtain an access code. Once you have received an access code, please enter our on-line portal to submit your application. Click here: On-line Application Portal 

Repeat Applicants

If your organization submitted a successful application in a previous year, please email Bret Helmer at to determine whether a new submission is appropriate. Upon a green light, you will receive a new access code to apply through the same on-line portal, linked just above.