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The 5th Age of Man Foundation, located in Austin, Texas, makes grants in support of many causes, including economic and political liberty, the arts, and…

In response to the human and economic disaster resulting from the historic February storms, the Foundation has distributed all of its 2021 grants to organizations in Central Texas involved in the relief efforts.  Any grant applications received this year will be acknowledged and held in abeyance until the 2022 grant-making process begins.

All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women
merely players,

They have their exits and entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts His acts being seven ages.
At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. Then, the whining schoolboy with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow.
Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden, and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation,
Even in the cannon's mouth.
And then the justice In fair round belly, with good capon lin'd, With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws, and modern instances,
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side,
His youthful hose well sav'd, a world too wide,
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again towards childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound.
Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

The Fifth Age of Man Foundation, located in Austin, Texas, makes grants in support of many causes, including economic and political liberty, the arts, and the human-animal bond.

Our Name: A Quote From the Bard

All The World's A Stage,

And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.

And then the whining school-boy,
with his satchel,
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school.

And then the lover
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.

Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth.

And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin’d,
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part.

The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose well sav’d a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound.
Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

–As You Like It, II.vii.139-166 (Jaques)

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Application Information

The Fifth Age of Man Foundation has no pre-defined grant application. All submissions are considered on a rolling basis; the bulk of the grants are determined between June and August and funded between November 15th and December 15th of each year. However, all grant applications must include at a minimum a copy of your organization’s IRC 501(c)(3) tax exempt status determination. Learn More