The O'Quinn Foundation is accepting grant proposals.

Grant Eligibility Requirements

Grant requests will be considered only from (i) tax exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") and further classified as a public charity, that is, an organization which is not a "private foundation" within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code, or (ii) governmental units described in Section 170 of the Code.  However, grants will not be made to any public charity classified as a type III supporting organization which is "not a functionally integrated type III supporting organization" within the meaning of Section 4942(g)(4)(A)(i) of the Code.


Grant Exclusions

The Foundation does not make grants or loans to individuals or foreign charities or to directly or indirectly support candidates for political office or influence legislation.

Honoring Mr. O'Quinn's legacy, the Foundation's predominant focus reflects his lifetime of support in education, healthcare, environment and the lives of underprivileged youth in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area.
THE JOHN M. O'QUINN FOUNDATION: P.O. Box 27501 | Houston, Texas 77227

John M. O'Quinn (1941-2009) established The John M. O’Quinn Foundation (the "Foundation") in 1986. With his death in 2009, Mr. O'Quinn willed his entire estate to the Foundation. As of March 31, 2022, the Foundation has awarded more than $148 million in grants.  Most of the funds have been given within the state of Texas with a special emphasis on Houston, Mr. O'Quinn's home since his youth. Although the Foundation supports a wide variety of charitable activities, i...