Grant Selection Process
The Charity Ball Association makes a positive difference by providing direct financial support to agencies serving children in need. The charities who apply go through a rigorous and thorough grant selection process that includes financial, leadership and program review, site visits and evaluative follow-up after the money is distributed to assure compliance with all grant requirements.
We offer two distinct funding programs. The majority of our funds are distributed through our Annual Grant Funding Process. The second funding program is the Children’s Opportunity Fund which is essentially an emergency fund used to meet immediate and critical needs.
Annual Grant Funding Process
The Charity Ball Association funds well-defined and specific projects designed to support and enhance the quality of life for the children of Bexar County. The funding cycle begins each October with the Charities Workshop. All Bexar County children’s charities are invited to attend.
The Charity Ball Association strictly adheres to our Funding Policies, as well as the established deadlines. Late or nonconforming applications will be disqualified.
The process and timeframe of our Grant Funding Cycle are generally the same year to year. Updates for the year are posted every September. Charities seeking funds should:
2023 - 2024 Grant Funding Application
The Charity Ball Association will conduct a mandatory workshop to present funding policies, forms, timelines and review the application process.
Children's Opportunity Fund
Open All Year for Emergency Funding Needs
The purpose of the Children’s Opportunity Fund is to meet critical, time sensitive needs of charities that serve children. The application is available to children’s charities that have previously participated in the annual grant submission process.
Please reach out to Carrie Catalani, 2023 Vice President – Charities (210-416-1227), to obtain the access code for the Children’s Opportunity Fund Application.