As a lifetime resident of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Rogers stipulated in the establishment of the FUND that distribution from the FUND would only be made to organizations located in Bexar County, Texas.  Distributions are to be used strictly for the support, encouragement and preservation of the creative and performing arts primarily for the people living in the San Antonio metropolitan area and in surrounding areas within Bexar County, Texas.  While Mr. Rogers died on May 28, 1986, the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts continues as a tribute to Mr.  Rogers and serves as a memorial to his personal involvement in the arts community of San Antonio.

The Russell Hill Rogers Fund For the Arts accepts applications only from organizations designated by the IRS as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Only complete proposals in the format outlined below will be accepted, and the FUND reserves the right to request additional information concerning any proposal which is made.​  Grants will only be awarded for projects, performances and/or productions that are specific in nature and will not be given on an unrestricted basis.  Due to the number of proposals submitted and the limited staff time available, the Fund cannot consider pre-proposal inquiries or video submissions.

The FUND seeks to give fair consideration to all legitimate requests for funding that fall within its stated priorities and as its limited budget allows.​  Each proposal should include only the following items:

  1. A cover letter not to exceed (1) page stating the following:

    • name of the project

    • proposed date, time and venue of the project

    • the amount of funding requested

    • project description

    • name, address and telephone number of a contact person in case further information is needed

    • other current and potential sources of funding for the project

  2. An itemized project budget

  3. A copy of the organization's IRS Tax-Exempt Determination Letter

  4. Most recent financial statement and income-and-expense budget for the organization

  5. ONLY Parts I, II and III of the most recent Form 990 submitted to the IRS; the 990 in its entirety is no longer required

  6. A list of the current Board of Directors and their affiliations

It is the policy of the Fund to make grants for the coming calendar year or subscription season (i.e. 2020-2021 Season) during the final quarter of the prior year.  All items listed above must be received by the FUND by August 31, 2020 in order to be considered.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.  Submissions can be submitted via email to or mailed to the following address:  

Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts

P.O. Box 120097

2400 McCullough Ave.

San Antonio, TX 78212

Applicants can expect to be notified of the Board's decision during the fourth quarter of 2020.

© 2013 by RUSSELL HILL ROGERS FUND FOR THE ARTS. all rights reserved.

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