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$330k Awarded to Nonprofits During Fall Grant Cycle

Dec 03, 2018

The Community Foundation of Abilene has awarded $330,931 to nonprofits serving the Abilene area during our fall unrestricted grant cycle. This impact is made possible by donors with unrestricted and donor-advised funds at CFA. Learn more about fund types here.

The chosen recipients and their projects are listed below. 

Nonprofit Grantees:

Abilene Christian University – Support for STEM for Girls camp to encourage middle school girls to explore STEM career possibilities

Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. - General Operations of the Organization

Abilene Education Foundation – Support for Camp COOL

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc. – Support for Bridge2Home Shelter

Abilene Performing Arts Company - Scholarship Program

Abilene Philharmonic Association - Revival of the Abilene Youth Orchestra

Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. - "Labor of Love" Pregnant/Postpartum Intervention Program

Abilene Youth Sports Authority - PLAYS Youth Sports Scholarship Program

Adult Protective Services Partners - Safety and independence of the elderly and disabled

Advocates for Camp Able - Vision 2020 Capital Project

BCFS Abilene Transition Center – Support for “Our House Abilene” transitional shelter for young men

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star – Operational Support

Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. - CASA Recruitment and the Crisis of CPS Emergency Child Removals

Center for Contemporary Arts – Funding to print National Juried Competition Catalog

Disability in Action – Support for Transportation Works, a program to provide same-day transportation for disabled citizens

Harmony Family Services – Support for the Emergency Shelter

Joseph Thomas Foundation - Supplies/Services for Medically Fragile Children

Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project (LSVAP) – Funding to provide education to local stakeholders about LSVAP services

Make-A-Wish of North Texas - Wish Granting in Abilene

Meals on Wheels Plus, Inc. – Funding to Replace Aging Computers

Minda St. Child Development Center – New playground equipment

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature – Support for 2019 NCCIL Exhibition Season

New Horizons (Audrey Grace House) - Therapy for Children in Foster Care at Audrey Grace House

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission – Support for Medical Clinic

Special Olympics Texas, Inc. – Support for Abilene Area programs

St. Mark's Baby Room – Program support

Strength for Life Foundation – Support for exercise program dedicated to those with cancer diagnosis

Texas Ramp Project – Construction of wheelchair ramps for those in need

The Grace Museum - Arts Outreach program in AISD and Wylie ISD

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries - Financial Assistance to Elderly and Disabled

West Central Texas Regional Foundation - Veteran Homeless Diversion program

Young Audiences of Abilene – Support for Arts in Education School Assemblies

Young Life Abilene - College Life Staff Support

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