The giving guide, Community Connections, is the Foundation's grantmaking publication that features a list of local nonprofits applying for grant funding through one of the foundation's grant cycles. The list includes a brief summary of the project for which each organization is seeking funding.
You can support any of the organizations by viewing the catalog and making an online donation of any amount to the causes that interest you. Or, if you're a CFA donor-advised fundholder, you can recommend a grant from your fund to any of the projects. Use the donor portal to recommend a grant, or contact Stephanie DeLaGarza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-676-3883.
All donations will first go to the Community Foundation of Abilene. Once the online grant catalog closes and grant decisions have been finalized, CFA will present a final grant to the applicant.
Grant funding comes from three primary sources:
The final grant includes funds allocated by a grant committee, donor-advised fund contributions, and general donations. This way, everyone in the community can be involved in boosting grant dollars for local causes!
Learn more about endowment and how grants are made here.
The grant catalog is available during each of CFA's community (or discretionary) grant cycles. These grant cycles are competitive opportunities for nonprofits to apply for funding from CFA's unrestricted funds. Whenever a cycle is open and applications have been reviewed and approved, you can find the grant catalog at this link. We have two community grant cycles each year -- one in the spring and one in the fall. The Foundation may occasionally offer grant catalogs for other giving opportunities throughout the year. Join our email newsletter list to receive foundation updates.
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