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TBCS Foundation, Inc.

About the Foundation

The TCBS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2021 by Mineola Community Bank.  It was created to support not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools, or other qualifying organizations operating in the communities served by Mineola Community Bank as a way of adding to the quality of life for people living in those communities. The Foundation has identified three primary areas it will emphasize in its support:  

  • Civic Organizations – Not-for-profit community-based companies, clubs, committees, associations, corporations, or other organizations, primarily established to further educational, charitable, religious, cultural, or local economic development purposes.
  • Youth Programs – Programs that assist in improving the quality of life of children in the community or programs that foster education, learning and leaderships.
  • Education– Initiatives at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary school levels that raise the aspirations of students in the community and enhance knowledge in specific areas, such as economics, communications, business, and public speaking, as well as initiatives that support the education process.

Eligibility for Grants

Grants are generally limited to use in the market areas served by the community and will include support for program development as well as for new and expanded facilities and equipment.  Grant recipients must demonstrate Section 501(c)(3) or other non-profit status and a need for private financial support with a direct relevance to the Foundation’s areas of giving interest.  The Foundation does not provide financial support for political organizations or candidates for political office or activities for sectarian purposes and does not engage in political lobbying. 

Grant Applications

On behalf of the TCBS Foundation, we invite your organization to apply for funding through our grant program.  The following items are required for grant consideration:

  • A complete grant application.
  • A detailed description of your grant request in writing explaining how the funds will be used.  Please include any other entities in which you’ve applied for financial assistance for the same purpose.
  • A signed copy of board minutes from the meeting in which the grant request was approved.
  • A copy of your most recent 501(c)(3) certification.
  • Any applicable bids related to the grant request.
  • Current financial statements of your organization, including an income statement and a balance sheet.
  • Current list of Board members and the positions served.

Submissions are accepted from October 1st until the end of December each year.  Applications, along with all supporting documents, must be received prior to the end of December to be considered for funding the following year.  The grant application is available below, along with a checklist of all required supporting documents.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Grants Funded in 2022

The TCBS Foundation funded $22,964 our inaugural year.  Grant recipients were as follows:

  • Mineola Historic Landmark Commission:  Completion of Phase VII of the Iron Horse Square Project, which included a 14'x4' awning at Iron Horse Square Playground and a three-sectioned information sign at the entrance of Katy Trail.
  • Winnsboro Resource Center:  The purchase of a refrigerated bar cabinet to be used at the Food Pantry.
  • Winnsboro ISD: The purchase of a Bookworm vending machine for use at the Intermediate campus.
  • Edgewood Youth Basketball Association:  The purchse of thirty-eight deluxe sideline chairs for the Edgewood ISD Middle School Gym.

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