The Texas Pediatric Society Foundation (TPSF), a 501 (c) (3) corporation, awards funds to institutions and individuals in Texas whose projects contribute to the health, safety and welfare of children and adolescents. Generally, grants are awarded in amounts ranging from $100 to $30,000. 

Click here to see a list of grants the TPSF awarded. 

Letters of Inquiry (LOI) should include:

  • Your medical school or residency program
  • A summary of your project
  • A statement of need and methodology as well as background information about the requesting organization/individual. 
  • The amount of grant funding sought for the project must also be included in the letter of inquiry.


Full proposals are accepted by request only after an LOI is submitted and should be submitted online and are accepted no later than October 1st.


The TPSF awards funds to institutions and individuals in Texas. (Please note that TPSF does not fund: Indirect costs, building costs (renovation/construction), physician salary, application or submission fees for meetings for which a presentation has not already been accepted, full time staff support for a program, salaries and benefits, marketing of a grant funded program to other grantors, gifts to staff or faculty).

Submitting a Request for Funding

Applicants should submit a brief letter of inquiry (no more than two pages in length) describing their proposed project to:


If a full electronic proposal is requested, the application must be prepared to provide a detailed project description, proposal, budget, and additional attachments.

Deadline for Submission of full proposals: Applications must be electronically submitted by October 1st for consideration and distribution in the 4th quarter of the same year.

Full Proposal Requirements:

• Purpose of the proposal

• Amount requested

• Project start and end dates

• Contact person, title, address, telephone number, email address

• Federal Tax ID Number or Social Security Number


The proposal should describe the following:

• Applicant organization including mission, major programs, and population served (i.e. geographic location, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, age, gender)

• Need or problem your proposal seeks to address and how it fits the mission and priorities of TPSF

• Project’s goals and objectives and proposed strategies, activities, and timeline of achieving them

• Target population and how population will benefit from the project

• Expected outcomes, i.e., what will change as a result of your work and how will you evaluate the change

• Organization’s capacity to complete the project, including key project personnel and/or volunteers

• All grantees must submit bi-annual progress reports


The budget should include the following information:

• Total costs of the project, the amount sought from the TPSF, other planned sources of support, and the status of these requests

• Description of your plans for sustaining the project when grant funds expire

•Line item budget reflecting how the funding from the TPSF will be used

• Budget narrative justifying each item


Submit the following documents:

• CV of the project’s Principal Investigator

• List of the Institution’s Board of Directors with addresses

• Copy of the applicant’s IRS Determination Letter of 501(c)(3) status, if applicable

• Copy of the organization’s current fiscal year operating budget

• Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval documents for research projects involving human subjects, if applicable

Review Process

TPSF screen applications for completeness and compliance with grant submission requirements. An independent grant committee reviews proposals. The TPSF Board of Directors determines final approval of funding. Applicants will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision. Grants Recipients All grant recipients are required to submit a mid-cycle report by 7/31 and a final progress report by 1/31 of the following year. Mid-cycle reports should include a synopsis of applicants’ progress toward achieving project goals and objectives, and final reports should include a summary of outcomes achieved, plus any tangible work product, i.e. CD’s, pamphlets, etc., and expense report. Reports should be submitted to the Texas Pediatric Society Foundation care of Amy Case. All grant recipients must acknowledge The Texas Pediatric Society Foundation in all related publications, work products, presentations, etc.

TPSF will review your letter and contact you regarding a decision within one month. 

Emergency/Disaster Relief and Recovery Funds:  The TPS Foundation has funds dedicated to Emergency/Disaster Relief and Recovery. Funds are utilized for emergency relief and recovery efforts conducted by physicians and other child advocacy organizations in Texas during times of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, fire, earthquake and other emergency events. Funds for Emergency/Disaster relief and recovery purposes can be requested at any time. To request funds of support apply online using our request form.


For additional information, please contact:

Amy Case, TPS Foundation Coordinator 
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701