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 recent changes to our grantmaking process.


If you would like to apply, please refer to our Info for Grantseekers page and our new Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process. Grant applications are now accepted by invitation only; therefore, all grantees must first submit an LOI.

Our yearly grant cycle deadlines are:
Letter of Inquiry Form Submission Deadline: February 15th. Please note that LOI Forms submitted after this date may not give the Foundation adequate time to review within this grant season.
Grant Application Deadline: March 15th. This is a firm deadline. Applications received after March 15th 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.