The North Texas Community Foundation supports land conservation efforts
in our region through the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund.
Established at the North Texas Community Foundation in 2013, The Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund has awarded over $190,000 to land conservation efforts. Grants are awarded for the preservation of North Texas area ranchland and open-space land utilized for agricultural purposes, wildlife, or botanical resources. In addition, the fund supports programs providing education regarding the importance of protection of the land and natural resources.
Grant amounts are based on project scope and need within a range of $5,000-$25,000 per organization.
Funding is available for agencies, as well as land trusts, engaged in land conservation and/or education efforts in the following counties: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Young, Jack, Denton, Wise, Hood, Somervell, Bosque, and Hill. To be considered for a grant, applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations (under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code).
The Animal Welfare and Land Conservation Grant Cycle will open in August 2019. Grants will be awarded in November.
For more information about the fund, please contact Garrett March at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.877.0702.
Anita Berry Martin
In the 1960s and 70s, Mrs. Martin attained professional success in the male-dominated sphere of computer systems engineering. Her personal interests in genetics fueled her second career in Arabian horse breeding. Her enterprise, Greystone Arabians, became one of the premier Arabian breeding and show horse ranches in the country. Mrs. Martin worked with various Arabian horse organizations to support Cook Children’s Hospital. Based on her professional background and personal interests, close family members recommended that the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund award grants to agencies in North Texas that provide services in support of land conservation, equine therapy or equine welfare.