What We Don't Fund
We do not give grants directly to individuals. Grants are made
only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. To be eligible, an
- Have received a determination letter from the Internal Revenue
Service indicating that it is an organization described in
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (and is not a
private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the
- Be a church or political subdivision that is not required to
obtain a Section 501(c)(3) designation in order to be a permitted
donee of a private foundation.
While Rockwell Fund has no legal restrictions against making
grants outside of the Houston area, as a matter of policy our
trustees have elected not to do so, except in cases where the
purpose of the grant is to benefit a Houston cause.
Project and Program Restrictions
We do not participate in feasibility studies and generally do
not make grants for the following:
- Direct mail or other mass solicitations
- Grants that impose the exercise of "expenditure responsibility"
upon Rockwell Fund; for example, private operating foundations or
certain support organizations
- Medical or scientific research projects or organizations that
target a specific disease
- Parochial or private primary and secondary schools
- Underwriting for benefits, dinners, galas, golf tournaments or
other fundraising or special events
Issue Area Restrictions
We do not fund programs or organizations that fall outside of
our stated Issue Areas.