The Davison Bruce Foundation is the product of the generosity and vision of Elizabeth (Bettie) Davison Bruce.

Bettie - or simply “Mom” to many, whether relatives or not – established this foundation in 2005 as a vessel to ease suffering, to promote the gospel, and to foster self-sustaining rehabilitative practices.

Mom had a generous heart and found great joy in helping others; she had a way of making everyone feel special, as though they were her absolute favorite. She also had a unique ability to hold people accountable while expressing genuine compassion and understanding. Although she passed away in September 2011, her family strives to continue her vision and stewardship through the Davison Bruce Foundation. We are humbled by and thankful for the relationships we have made with those of you who continuously work to improve the quality of life in your communities. You are the game- changers, and Mom’s legacy lives through you; for that, we are grateful.

We invite you to learn more about our foundation, our funding priorities, and our grantmaking process. Regretfully, we cannot fund as many organizations as we would like; therefore, we have placed some restrictions on our geographical areas of service.

Funding Priorities


Please note some changes to our grantmaking process this year.


If you would like to apply, please refer to our Info for Grantseekers page and our new Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process.

Our 2018 grant cycle deadlines are:
Letter of Inquiry Form Submission Deadline: February 1st. Please note that Letter of Inquiry Forms submitted after this date may not give the Foundation adequate time to review within this grant season.
Grant Application Deadline: March 1st. This is a firm deadline. Applications received after March 1st will be slated for review the following year and you may be required to complete a new Letter of Inquiry and Grant Application Form Package.