Application Guidelines

The Herzsteins’ lives symbolize the American dream and the importance of living life to its fullest. They embraced the American spirit and ideals which encourage self-sufficiency and the free enterprise system, but did not forget the importance of helping those who, due to circumstances, were unable to help themselves.

They held a genuine respect for all people and the precious gift of life. Their generosity, through sharing their many blessings, has shaped and changed lives in our community. The Foundation strives to embody the spirit of the founders by respecting all individuals and their ability to achieve the highest quality of life.

Application Guidelines

  1. All applications should be in the form of a written request made to the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.
  2. Organizations submitting proposals should limit their request to no more than one in any twelve month period.
  3. Grants are made only to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals.
  4. Lobbying of the individual directors by grant applicants may result in the adverse consideration of grant application.
  5. Preference will be given to grant requests from eligible organizations in the Houston area or within the State of Texas.

The application should contain the following:

  1. The mission, history and achievements of the organization.
  2. Names of present officers and board members.
  3. IRS determination letter to document tax-exempt status.
  4. Financial statements (audited preferred) and a Form 990 for the most recent fiscal year.
  5. Need for the program along with the specific population that will benefit.
  6. Goals and objectives for the program along with a timetable for their accomplishment.
  7. Overall cost of the project as well as the specific sum being requested.
  8. Project budget (revenue and expenses).
  9. Sources and amounts being solicited and/or received or pledged.
  10. Future funding plans, if the project is new and continuing.
  11. Number of paid staff and volunteers used annually.

Please mail completed applications to:

Mr. L. Michael Hajtman, President
Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
6131 Westview
Houston, Texas 77055