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This page is your resource for Foundation updates and blog topics related to charitable giving and community impact. Is there a topic related to charitable giving, endowed philanthropy, or nonprofit operations that you'd like to see in this blog? Let us know! Email ideas to mdobbs@cfabilene.org.

Donor-advised funds and tables at events

Excepert from Chronicle of Philanthropy article published May 1, 2018:The IRS has given rules on galas and other events another look, too. Because donors receive something of benefit from a...

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Woman Battling Cancer Gives Back to Organization as a CFA Community Grantmaker

Robyn Wertheim is one of the community grantmakers chosen to recommend a $100 mini-grant to a local nonprofit organization, and the cause she has chosen is one that has personally...

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How "Bunching" and Donor-Advised Funds Can Maximize Your Giving

by Courtney Vletas, Development and Donor Services Director Last year, we were concerned that the new tax law might cap or eliminate the charitable deduction. Fortunately, it didn’t. However, for...

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Ribbon Cutting Kicks off New Downtown Home

by Megan Dobbs, Marketing and Communications DirectorsMay 25, 2018 will forever be a day to remember for the Community Foundation of Abilene. Our neighbors and friends gathered at our new...

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$320k of Impact Made During Spring Grant Cycle

We awarded more than $320,000 in grants to local organizations during the spring discretionary grant cycle. The grantees and their projects are listed below. Abilene Arts Alliance – Children’s Art...

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Future Fund Awards $56k in 2018 Grant Cycle

Future Fund awarded more than $56,000 to organizations serving children and youth during its 2018 grant cycle. The list of grantees and their projects is below.Abilene Cultural Affairs Council/Abilene Arts...

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