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$270k Awarded to Nonprofits During Spring Grant Cycle

May 01, 2019

The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded nearly $270,000 during our spring discretionary grant cycle. Funds granted during discretionary cycles are from Unrestricted funds established by donors with an interest in allowing CFA to respond to the most current needs in our community.

Nonprofit Grantees:

Abilene Arts Alliance – Support for 8th Annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival featuring Peter Brown

Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce – Support for community-wide Juneteenth Celebration

Abilene Police Foundation - Assistance to Abilene police department, officers, and employees

Alliance for Women and Children - Principal Scholarships for after-school program

Cancer Services Network - Assistance for cancer patients’ transportation needs

Children's Performing Arts Series – Support for the CPAS 2019-20 Season

Chorus Abilene – Support for adult singer choral opportunities

City of Abilene, Community Services – Scholarships for the City of Abilene recreation division camps

FaithWorks of Abilene, Inc. – Funding to complete a building renovation

Goodwill West Texas – Funds to help those seeking employment secure personal identification documents at the Goodwill Career Center

Hardin-Simmons University – Support for the Dream-Catchers Summer Camp for low-performing elementary and middle school students

Houses for Healing – Funding to purchase land for the Houses for Healing expansion

Junior Achievement of Abilene – Support for the JA Work Readiness program

Kenley School – Funding to purchase reading and math intervention programs for students with learning disabilities

National Alliance on Mental Illness Abilene – Support for Phoenix House, Abilene’s mental health clubhouse

Noah Project – Funding to upgrade phone and security systems for the new expansion wing

Old Jail Art Center – Support for Art-To-Go, an outreach program serving Abilene schools

Regional Victim Crisis Center – Training and development for RVCC staff

St. John's Episcopal School – Funds to purchase 20 digital portable radios

Swenson House – Installation of outdoor security lighting for Swenson House

Taylor Jones Humane Society - Capital improvements for animal shelter

The Salvation Army of Abilene – Funds to support the Feeding Program which provides 8,000 meals per month to those in need

West Texas Homeless Network – Funding to develop coalition leadership and the establishment of a housing crisis fund

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