Lone Star Prize

      Are you a Texas-based group with a bold solution?


On March 31, 2020 Lyda Hill Philanthropies announced the Lone Star Prize, a competition for a $10 million grant to improve the quality of life for Texans.  In these new, challenging times, finding long-term solutions to improve the lives of Texans is more critical than ever.

Registration for this competition is now closed.  Applications from registered participants are due by Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM Central. A final grant recipient will be announced in the summer of 2021.  We are seeking scale-ready and evidence-based solutions focused on one or more of the following solution categories:

  • Improving health outcomes
  • Protecting the environment
  • Boosting the workforce

Learn more at www.lonestarprize.org

  • “Do your givin’ while you’re livin’… then you’ll be knowin’ where it’s goin’.”

  • “The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities
    – a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.”

  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

  • “The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”

  • “The proper aim of giving is to put the recipients in a state where they no longer need our gifts.”

  • “Philanthropy is the practice of applying assets of knowledge, passion and wealth to bring about constructive change.”

  • “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

  • “Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.”

  • “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

  • “A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

  • “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

  • “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”