The Texas Open Source
Software (TOSS) Foundation
all your inquiries to:
or fax them to: TOSSFoundation (915) 595-4303
The Foundation's ultimate goal is the dissemination of Open Source
Software to Texas students in particular and the public at large in
general. For this purpose, TOSSFoundation will provide or assist in
providing the means necessary to achieve this goal. The Foundation will
provide software, hardware and technical support to this end. Requests
from individual students and educational organizations will be
considered priorities, followed by youth organizations. Public and
private non-educational organizations and the general public will have
a secondary degree of priority, although the Foundation hopes to be
able to fulfill all requests.
PDF files with
sample requests and blank forms appear elsewhere on this site.
Roles of the
The Foundation serves as a grantmaker, providing funding or resources
to new, existing or expanding projects. The Foundation may also serve
as a convener, bringing people together for the purpose of encouraging
discourse, knowledge sharing or generating new ideas specifically
related to the Foundation's priority interests.
The Foundation does not discriminate, nor will it support organizations
that discriminate on any basis including age, gender, race, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, national origin,
political affiliation, or religious belief.
will prioritize requests from the state of Texas for distribution of
resources via postal carrier, but is open to all WWW users via the
Internet. Access and some restrictions will be in place to insure the
integrity of the software the Foundations makes available to it's users.
Size of Grants
Grants made by the Foundation usually range from $100 to $1000 (or
higher if funds are matched 1:1), and are generally in kind (Software,
Hardware, CDs, etc.)
Term of Grants
Grants are made for one year. A grantee may reapply for additional
support at the end of the grant period if the Foundation has received a
final report on the use of funds and results of the project.
Types of Requests Not Eligible for
Requests for the following are not considered: funding of general
operating support, new construction, or endowments; fundraising or
recognition events; national organizations or local affiliates of
national organizations (except programs developed at the local level
that are specific to local needs)