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R4 Foundation seeks to help people realize compassionate 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

In accordance with the Internal Revenue Code, R4 Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations operating within its four pillars of purpose. R4 prefers making grants for innovative programming, but will sometimes give for general operations of proven charities. The granting of applications for capital campaigns and endowments is rare. R4 believes its limited resources are best spent locally as investments within the Fort Worth area.

Who May Apply

Grant applications are made by invitation of R4 Foundation to tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Rarely, R4 may invite and consider grant requests from non-501(c)(3) organizations when the purpose of the grant furthers one or more of R4’s pillars of charitable purpose. R4 does not grant funds to individuals.

When to Apply

Upon invitation, grant submissions should be made by April in the relevant year, as the Board of Directors meets three times during the first half of each year to consider requests. An organization is limited to one application per calendar year.

Review of Application

Receipt of a grant application will be acknowledged via email, and a decision will be made at one of the relevant Board meetings. Applicants whose grant proposals are approved will receive a Letter of Agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the grant. After the terms and conditions have been accepted in writing, a schedule of funding will be established. A decision not to grant funds does not speak to R4’s view on the merits of any proposal.

How to Apply

Upon your invitation, please use the attached R4 grant application outline (click to download Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF), and then email your organization’s submission to Bret Helmer at

Repeat Applicants

If your organization submitted a successful application in a previous year, please email or call Bret Helmer to determine whether a new submission is appropriate. Upon a green light, please use the attached instructions for repeat grantees (click to download Adobe PDF).