The Saxena Family Foundation is a privately funded, 501(c) (3)
registered non-profit charitable foundation headquartered in Austin,
Texas. The Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a
particular focus on S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
education and around empowering women in the United States and in
India. The Foundation anticipates most grants will be in the
$5,000-$50,000 range. Initial grants are not necessarily typical of
- Grant applications can be submitted throughout the year, and are reviewed by the Selection Committee as they are received.
- Due to limited resources, grants and donations will be allocated solely as determined to be in the Foundation's best judgment.
- Applicants will be informed of the Committee's decision by letter. It is our policy not to provide an explanation for grant requests that are declined by the Committee.
- Grants are awarded for a single year. Grants can be renewed based on the review of the previous year's progress and results. We require that a renewal application be submitted for consideration.
When considering the award of grants and scholarships from the Foundation, the selection committee will weigh a variety of factors. The grant application will be reviewed as well as other eligibility factors, which are as follows:
- Organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities, under Section 509(a) of that code; organizations cannot be a private foundation under Section 509 (a). For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.
- Churches and religious organizations may be eligible to receive funding for activities that are non-sectarian and benefit the larger community.
- While some unrestricted funding is provided, the Foundation prefers to fund specific projects.
We do not typically make grants to individuals or for-profit organizations, or provide grants that are primarily for operating expenses, capital campaigns, capital improvements, existing deficits, or lobbying of any kind. We also do not make grants for sectarian, religious or fraternal purposes.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
- Kahlil Gibran -