Grant Scams and Inquiries

Protect Yourself from Grant Scams

Changing the world for the better is a big job, but unfortunately, not everyone is on board.

Grant scams from individuals online or over the phone are becoming more widespread than ever before.

Here at Lyda Hill Philanthropies, we have recently become aware of potentially fraudulent activity involving purported grant opportunities from our office or foundation.

As a precaution, please be vigilant of anyone offering unsolicited grant information claiming to be from our office or foundation. Fraudulent communications can come in the form of email, social media sites, postal mail, fax, and phone calls purporting to be from Lyda Hill or Lyda Hill Philanthropies. These communications might look sophisticated and could include our logo, photos, links, or other information taken directly from our official website,

Please be advised that our office and foundation DO NOT

    • Accept or award unsolicited grants or host internet lotteries or offer prizes of any kind through email, postal mail, telephone, fax, or in person
    • Request administrative or registration fees for awarding a grant or hosting a conference
    • Make unsolicited requests for information about bank accounts or other private information
    • Have memberships or request fees for memberships
    • Offer investment opportunities

If you are unsure of the authenticity of any correspondence claiming to be from Lyda Hill Philanthropies, please email us immediately at

Alerting our team of any potential fraudulent activity enables us to take steps to mitigate problems and helps protect our team and grantees. Please note that we may not be able to respond to every request, but deeply appreciate your help.