Foundation Blog

(December 6, 2022) — The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded more than $560k in grants to 37 local nonprofits during our fall discretionary grant cycle. In this cycle, Beltway Park Church contributed more than $124k toward 13 projects. Through the Community Connections grantmaking publication, other community donors contributed more than $48k to 24 projects.

Our discretionary grant cycles are competitive opportunities for nonprofits serving the Abilene area to apply for funding. The fall 2022 grantees are listed below.

Learn more about various fund types and how grants are made here.

Fall 2022 Discretionary Grantees:

2INgage TX Family - Resources for Taylor County foster care children

Abilene Crime Stoppers - Operational needs

Abilene Education Foundation - Operational needs

Abilene Performing Arts Company - Scholarship program

Abilene Police Foundation - Operational needs

Abilene Recovery Council - Parenting awareness and drug risk education

All Kind Animal Initiative - Pet Adoption & Resource Center (PARC)

American Red Cross - Home fire relief

Ben Richey Boys Ranch - Security fence for ranch

Big Brothers Big Sisters - One-on-one mentoring resources

Camp Able - Covered practice arena

Center for Contemporary Arts - ArtWalk

Christian Service Center - Rental assistance / Financial Freedom class

Disability in Action - Transportation Works program support

Disability Resources, Inc. - Interactive digital whiteboard for resident engagement

FaithWorks - Working doors

Habitat for Humanity - New home construction lots

Hendrick Home for Children - Campus security system purchase and install

Houses for Healing - Operational needs

Jesus Family Network - Carver Townhomes operational needs

Junior Achievement - Support for work readiness and after school programs

Junior League of Abilene - Health and hygiene kits for students

Let Us Breathe - Recognition of Black Pathfinders in Abilene

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Abilene area patient financial support

Make-A-Wish Foundation - Wish granting in Abilene program support

McMurry University - Student support services expansion

Mentors Care - Mentoring resources for Wylie High School

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) - Exhibition support

New Horizons - Kids in foster care at Audrey Grace House

Noah Project - Battering intervention and prevention program

Presbyterian Children's Home - Support for child and family program

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission - Medical clinic program support

Regional Victim Crisis Center - Legal advocacy for crime victims

Sight Savers America - Treatment for children with low vision

Special Olympics Texas - Local area program support

The Grace Museum - History projects

Young Audiences - Arts After School program support