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01 Mar

William H. and Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation

  Grant Amount: $6,000


The William H. and Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation makes grants to organizations in the western United States, including the Rocky Mountains and intermountain regions.

The foundation is interested in the following program areas:
1. Animal Welfare: sanctuaries, no-kill animal shelters, rescue, adoption and population control.
2. The Arts: children’s theater, documentaries, videos, and Community outreach.
3. Conservation: animal field research, protection of natural resources including conservation education programs, documentaries, videos, and community outreach.
4. Educational Camps: environmental, health and special needs camps.
5. Preventative Health: animals for the physically challenged, children’s health, global populations, women’s health.


The Foundation requires a letter of inquiry prior to consideration of any proposal. The letter must not exceed 2 pages and must be signed by an officer of the organization. The letter must include the following information:

The total amount of the grant being requested from the Harris Foundation ($6,000.00 maximum).

A brief description of the project.

The intended result of the project.

The duration of the project.

The funding strategy for the project.

The total budget for the project.

The total amount budgeted for the organization for the current year.

A one sentence statement certifying the status of the organization as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, which is not a private foundation.


  • Arts and Humanities
  • Education / Job Training
  • Health and Wellness
  • Other / Miscellaneous