Gene Conley Foundation

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To support a variety of charitable causes, primarily within north central, Texas.

Application deadlines

May 1

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Environment, animals
Human services
Public/society benefit

States served


Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust primarily supports organizations located within north central, Texas.


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The Gene Conley Foundation awards grants exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $20,000
Average number of grants per year: 28
Average total giving per year: $340,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by May 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in July.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by August for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

A progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The Gene Conley Foundation was created under the Last Will and Testament of Lillian Conley Martin, formerly Lillian Cornelius Conley, of Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas. Ms. Martin died on March 16, 1987.