The Tingari-Silverton Foundation targets its grant making to serve disadvantaged and underserved populations. We seek organizations whose programs strive to empower people by providing training and resources which enable them to help themselves improve the quality of their lives. Programs providing services in the areas of health, education, social services and economic development are of primary interest to the Tingari-Silverton Foundation.
Through its grant making, Tingari-Silverton also desires to promote philanthropy, community service and the development of non-profit organizations in the geographic areas of its interest through collaborations with other private funders and support of "social entrepreneurship" programs and activities.
The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or for-profit organizations, or provide grants that are primarily for endowments, capital campaigns, ongoing operating expenses, existing deficits, direct support of individuals, or lobbying of any kind.
The Tingari-Silverton Foundation is a private family foundation with deep roots in both the United States and Australia. The founding family maintains residences in central Texas and in the state of South Australia, and as a result focuses its resources primarily, but not exclusively, in these locations.
U.S. partners and grantees: Our U.S. based partners and grantees have historically been primarily in metropolitan Austin, Texas and the surrounding Travis, Hays and Williamson counties. We are typically drawn to smaller neighborhood or community-based organizations which seek to broaden their base of public support in the delivery of their services. Exceptions to this focus are sometimes made for specific programs of larger organizations which have special interest to us in our initiative areas.
International partners and grantees: Our overseas partners and grantees are generally Australia based non-governmental organizations ("NGO's") which conduct programs of special interest to us in our initiative areas. Often, these programs are active outside of Australia, and to date the Foundation has funded initiatives of Australian NGO's in Ethiopia, Vietnam and East Timor. Due to particular historical and cultural connections with Australia, Tingari-Silverton has a particular interest in charitable activities in East Timor, and we have funded programs directly with East Timorese partners and grantees.
Principles and Practices:
We subscribe to best practices regarding our grant making as recommended by the Council on Foundations. To read our principles and practices, click here. To learn more about the Council on Foundations, click http://www.cof.org/.