Leland Fikes Foundation

About Us

The Leland Fikes Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation in Dallas, Texas.

The Foundation supports only 501(c)(3) organizations and will not provide funding to individuals or politically partisan groups.

The Foundation accepts applications throughout the year and has no specific deadlines.

The Foundation does accept unsolicited LOIs.


The Foundation funds an array of causes, among which its priorities are currently:

This list is not intended to be a deterrent to organizations that may not fit neatly into one of the above categories; rather, it is meant to give potential applicants insight into the Foundation's priorities. If you feel that your organization may be of interest to the Foundation, please contact us to discuss whether your organization could be a good match.


The Foundation launched a new grant portal on November 16, 2020. ALL organizations must create an account through the new portal in order to submit grant requests.

Apply for a grant

All grant requests must be submitted through the Foundation's online application.

The Foundation accepts grant applications throughout the year, and our Trustees meet quarterly to consider proposals.  Applications received after these dates will be considered in the next quarter:

Q1  January 11
Q2  April 12
Q3  July 12
Q4  October 11

The Foundation asks organizations with which it does not have a standing relationship to submit an LOI as the first step in the grant application process.   In 2021, this process is for organizations that are new to the Foundation or whose last grant was awarded before 2019.

After careful review of the LOI, the Foundation will let applicants know whether they should submit a full proposal.

 Preview the LOI         Preview the Application

Current grantees may skip the LOI process and proceed directly to a grant application.  In 2021, this application is for organizations that received grants in either 2019 or 2020.

 Preview the application


Please e-mail Admin@FikesFoundation.org with any questions.

Leland Fikes Foundation
3161 Webb Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205


Diane Sadler, Grants Administrator
Lauren Blitzer - Director of Philanthropy