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Impact Stories

The grants made from our donors' funds to support charitable causes have a positive impact in our community each year. Check out videos showcasing some of these impact stories.
The Legacy of Jean Hays
Jean Hays left $9 million to six area nonprofits, each receiving $1.5 million.
Donors Meet People Personally Impacted by Grants
We arranged for CFA fundholders and supporters to meet people whose lives were impacted by grants from CFA funds.
Future Fund Celebrates $1M of Impact
Future Fund of Abilene reached a big milestone in 2019, surpassing $1 million in grants made since its founding in 1995.
#CFABlackHistory: Curtis House
The transformation of Abilene's renown Curtis House into the cultural center preserving local black history is a tremendous benefit to our community.
#CFABlackHistory: Rev. Andrew Penns & I-CAN
Our second Black History Month story is about the founding of Interested Citizens of Abilene North and the vital role Andrew Penns played in making that possible.
#CFABlackHistory: Dr. Leo & Piney Scott
The first story in our #CFABlackHistory series is about Piney and Dr. Leo Scott. This video, while an understatement about their immeasurable impact, highlights some of the reasons Piney and Leo meant so much to Abilene and the Community Foundation of Abilene.
#Abilanthropy Story: James
James enjoys life in his new home after years of living with homelessness. CFA and our donors have supported initiatives to help provide housing for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, helping people like James. James is part of the $100m of impact, and this his #Abilanthropy story.
What is #Abilanthropy?
#Abilanthropy is the act of doing good to others in the Abilene, Texas region, expressed particularly by the generous donation of resources or time to benevolent causes.