Texas Financial Education Endowment

Grant Application

The 2018-19 TFEE grant cycle intake period is now closed. The Texas Finance Commission awarded nine organizations an aggregate amount of $250,000 in TFEE funds on October 20, 2017.  The third grant cycle had over $800,000 in grant requests.  As with past cycles, the Grant Advisory Committee evaluated the grant applications using based on the following:
1. alignment with TFEE objectives;
2. experience and effectiveness and evidence of ability to administer funds and implement programs to achieve predicted impact;
3. target population (experience reaching this audience; does program and experience meet the TFEE desired populations);
4. outcomes (clearly defined and achievable objectives and activities and the merit of the stated outcomes);
5. evaluation & measurement Strategy (clearly defined progress indicators and the ability to objectively measure results);
6. program budget and funding (how realistic is the program budget and how valuable is designated use of desired funds); and
7. sustainability (does the grant help build a program that can be sustained beyond the grant cycle).
The committee selected applications of the highest scoring applicants within the Finance Commission priority types (K-12 Financial Education Capabilities, Financial Coaching, and Adult Financial Education & Capability) while also selecting applicants that represented the geographic diversity of Texas.  Further for an applicant being considered that had previously been selected as a grant recipient, any potential performance issues under previous grant agreements were also considered.

THIRD GRANT CYCLE (2018-19) -- Recently awarded recipients

This program runs from Januay 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.


Priority Term Award
Building Financial Capacity Coalition - Rio Grande Valley Financial Coaching 2 year $33,000
Center for Transforming Lives - DFW Area Financial Coaching 2 year $33,000
Family Services Association of San Antonio - SATX Financial Coaching 2 Year $33,000
FirstLight Community Foundation - El Paso Area K-12 Financial Education & Capability 2 year $16,000
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas - Austin Area Adult Financial Education & Capability 2 year $33,000
Harris County Department of Education - Houston Area K-12 Financial Education & Capability 2 year $19,000
Trinity Basin Preparatory - DFW Area K-12 Financial Education & Capability 2 year $17,000
Wesley Mission Center - DFW Area Financial Coaching 2 year $33,000
Women's Resource of Greater Houston - Houston Area Adult Financial Education & Capability 2 year $33,000