AMA Houston annually awards grants to support non-profits in their marketing efforts. Since 2008, we have granted more than $150,000. The 2023 recipients were Harvest for the Hungry and Arms Wide.

Qualified organizations must serve the greater Houston community. Grants range from $2,500 to $7,500. AMA Houston raises money through its AMA Gives Back Program to fund both the grants and the Penny Todd Scholarship program. Based on the dollars raised and funds allocated from the board’s annual budget, the AMA Board determines the number of grants and the amount to be awarded each year.

Grants will be awarded in June. If you are applying for a grant, please make sure your project fits this timeline. If the organization has received a grant within the last three years (2021, 2022, 2023), the organization is not eligible this year.

Non-profits must be nominated by a current AMA member.

The information you provide in your application will allow the AMA Houston review board to understand the mission of the nominated organization and evaluate its needs. Please provide thorough answers, bearing in mind brevity is appreciated.

We will announce the grant recipients at our June Luncheon. We hope to see you there!

Tips for filling out the form

  1. Download the PDF version of the form to your computer.
  2. Complete the information with input from all necessary parties in your organization.
  3. Once you have all stakeholders’ input and feel confident the form is complete, fill out and submit the application form online.

Grant Guidelines

AMA Houston Gives Back provides grants to fund marketing, public relations, and communications projects. Projects or programs outside of those areas will not be considered for funding.

The applying organization’s mission must benefit the greater Houston community. Organizations serving populations outside of the Houston area will not be considered.

Applicant Contact Information

Provide your contact information, including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Also include the name of the organization/company, your title, and your department, if applicable.

Non-Profit Organization Information

  • A summary of the organization’s history, mission, and goals
  • The organization’s address, telephone number, and chief officer
  • Description of current programs, activities, service statistics, and strengths accomplishments
  • The organization’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt number
  • The latest annual report, if available, or other material summarizing the organization’s activities

Applying Party Relationship with Applicant Organization

Please indicate how you are associated with the organization for which you are requesting funds.

Amount Desired

Please indicate how much money you are requesting with a detailed explanation of each item included in the total amount requested. Clarity and thoroughness of the project plan will be taken into consideration by the application review committee.

AMA Membership

Requests for contributions are accepted from AMA members only.

Purpose of Grant

When applying for your marketing grant, please provide specific details on why the funds are needed and how the grant will be used to meet your goals. Funds must be used for specific marketing projects.

Evaluation

How will you measure the effectiveness of your activities?

Ready to Apply?

2023 Grant Winner

David Huang, Harvest for the Hungry

Past winners include:

8 Million Stories, Achilles International - Houston, ACU, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Arms Wide, Autism Speaks, Bayou Land Conservancy, Bering Support Network, Bo's Place, Bridge Year, Child Builders, Christ Clinic, Cocker Spaniel of East Texas, Compudopt, Cy Hope, Dionysus Theatre, Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services, Executive Search Corps of Houston, Freedom Church Alliance, Friends for Life, Friends of Texas Wildlife, Galveston CofC Hurricane Ike Fund, Girls On The Run Greater Houston (GOTRGH), Gods Garage, Gods Garden, Halo House, Harvest for the Hungry, Houston Communications Alliance, Junior Achievement, Justice for Children, K9s4COPS, Kids Meals - Houston, Living Forward Alliance, Math for At-Risk Houston Teens, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NextOp, Inc, O'Connell College Preparatory School, Open Gate, Operations Pets Alive, Plant it Forward Farms, Playworks, Precint2gether, Pup Squad Animal Rescue, Rebuilding Houston Together, Redeemed Ministries, San Jose Clinic, SEARCH Homeless Services, Second Servings of Houston, Summer House, The Arc of Greater Houston, The Friendship Center, The Rose, The Women's Resource of Greater Houston, U.S. Vets Texas, Weimaraner Rescue, and Young Harmonies of Houston.

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