The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation 

About Us

The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only. The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation will support organizations that are innovative in the development of programs which:

   - Present clear results and when they are achieved.
   - Address the root causes of problems and bring about lasting fundamental change in the individuals served
   - Are scalable.
   - Encourage collaboration with other organizations or entities.

The grant committee typically meets once a week to review applications, and makes final decisions and payouts twice a year in the spring and fall.

Normally a grant applicant will not receive more than one grant within a calendar year.

What the Foundation does not fund
Non 501(c)(3) entities
   -Aid directly to individuals
   -Partisan political groups and lobbying efforts
   -Tickets for dinners, benefits, exhibits, conferences, and sports events
   -Debt reduction or the underwriting of deficits
   -Non-profit pass-through organizations

Children's Issues/Discovery Experiences
The primary focus for Children's Issues is on children from birth to 5, with a secondary focus on ages 6-18. Discovery Experiences focus on children from birth to eighteen that positively impact children long after the experience happens. This includes all areas of development for children 0-18 years with the exception of formal education.

The focus for Education is partnering with organizations that use innovative methods to reduce the dropout rate, increase academic performance and help young adults make better choices and prepare for the future. This includes all areas of formal education, with a primary focus on kindergarten through high school.


Arts & Culture
The Foundation supports the performing and visual arts, literature and cultural diversity projects. It has a strong interest in projects that focus on children and young adults in the exploration, appreciation and understanding of arts and culture.


Metropolitan areas of North Texas, DFW and Kansas City.