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$934k awarded through grant cycles in fiscal year 2023

Jul 01, 2023

The Community Foundation of Abilene and our donors awarded more than $934k through our community grant cycles during our 2023 fiscal year (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). We hold two community grant cycles each year – one in the spring and one in the fall.

Since the Foundation opened in 1985, donors have given unrestricted gifts and established field of interest funds to support local needs through the competitive grant cycles.

Additional contributions to grant cycles are made by donor-advised fundholders and general contributions from the community.

These grant opportunities are open to nonprofit organizations serving the Abilene community. The awarded nonprofits represent these categories:

  • Arts and Culture: 9%
  • Children and Youth: 22%
  • Community Development: 16%
  • Education: 3%
  • Health: 13%
  • Human Services: 37%

See the list of all grantees from the fall and spring grant cycles below.


Fall 2022 Recipients

Spring 2023 Recipients

2INgage TX Family

Abilene Arts Alliance

Abilene Crime Stoppers

Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce

Abilene Education Foundation

Abilene Home Away From Home

Abilene Performing Arts Company

Abilene Youth Sports Authority

Abilene Police Foundation

Abilene Zoological Society

Abilene Recovery Council

Alice’s Kids

All Kind Animal Initiative

All For One Missions International

American Red Cross

Alliance for Women and Children

Ben Richey Boys Ranch

BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Country Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Camp Able

Cancer Services Network

Center for Contemporary Arts

Children’s Performing Arts Series

Christian Service Center

Chorus Abilene, Inc.

Disability in Action

Disabled American Veterans

Disability Resources, Inc.

First Baptist Church/City Light Ministries


Frontier Texas

Habitat for Humanity

Global Samaritan Resources

Hendrick Home for Children

Harmony Family Services

Houses for Healing

Joseph Thomas Foundation

Jesus Family Network

Kenley School

Junior Achievement

Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment

Junior League of Abilene

Pathways Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Let Us Breathe

PHOENIX ICCD Clubhouse, Inc.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Salvation Army

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Serenity Foundation of Texas

McMurry University

Sistas (Sisters) On The Mark

Mentors Care

The Palm House

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL)

Treehouse Safe Exchange & Training Center, Inc.

New Horizons

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries

Noah Project

United Rescue Alliance

Presbyterian Children's Home

West Texas Homeless Network

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission

Regional Victim Crisis Center

Sight Savers America

Special Olympics Texas

The Grace Museum

Young Audiences

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