Financial Information

Total Assets: $629,727,584

Total Giving: $27,700,536

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




Grants in 2017:
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, $9,270,924
Texas Christian University, $2,000,000
Catholic Charities US, $100,000
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc., $100,000
All Saints Episcopal School, $500,000
Fort Worth Zoological Association Inc, $1,000,000
Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas Inc, $750,000
ACH Child and Family Services, $1,000,000
Lena Pope Home, $250,000
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, North Texas Chapter, $100,000


Giving largely restricted to Fort Worth and Tarrant County, TX.
No grants to individuals, or for ongoing operating budgets, deficit financing, publications, or conferences; no loans.


Grants primarily for arts, education, health care and medical services, social service and youth agencies, programs for youth and the elderly, and civic and community endeavors that enhance the quality of life. The foundation sponsors and largely supports the Amon Carter Museum.


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Incorporated in 1945 in TX – After Amon G. Carter’s death in 1955, the foundation received the major portion of his estate. One significant aspect of his will was the desire to provide the public an opportunity to enjoy his art collection. Accordingly, in 1961 the Amon Carter Museum opened its doors in what is now the cultural district of Fort Worth. Mr. Carter’s collection of painting and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell is displayed along with significant works by other American artists. The foundation’s Board of Directors dedicates one-half of the annual grant budget to Museum operations, capital improvements, and additions to the permanent collection.

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:

Fort Worth,


United States

Contact Information / Process

Grants outside local geographic area usually initiated by board. The foundation does not currently accept grant applications via e-mail.
Initial Approach: Letter

201 Main St., Ste. 1945
Fort Worth, TX 76102-3114

Application address:
P.O. Box 1036
Fort Worth, TX 76101

Phone: (817) 332-2783
Fax: (817) 332-2787

[email protected]

Donors & Leadership

Amon G. Carter
N.B. Carter
Star-Telegram Employees Fund
Carter Foundation Production Co.