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$960k Awarded Through Grant Cycles in Fiscal Year 2022

July 18, 2022

The Community Foundation of Abilene and our donors awarded $960.1k through our competitive grant cycles during our 2022 fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022). We hold two discretionary grant cycles each year--one in the spring and one in the fall.

These grant opportunities are open to nonprofit organizations serving the Abilene community. Our Unrestricted fundholders make these grant cycles possible!

See the list of all grantees from the fall and spring discretionary cycles below. The graph shows unrestricted grant allocation by category, and the numbers reflect all unrestricted grants, including discretionary cycles and out-of-cycle unrestricted grants.

Nonprofit Grantees: 

AARP Free Tax Help Abilene - Free Tax Help Program Support

Abilene Arts Alliance - 2022 Children's Art & Literacy Festival

Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. - Crime Stoppers 2021-2022 General Operations

Abilene Education Foundation - Where do we go from here?

Abilene Home Away From Home - Program Support & Marketing

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc. - Bridge2Home

Abilene Library Consortium - Digitization of Abilene Reporter-News

Abilene Performing Arts Company - Scholarship Funding

Abilene Philharmonic Association - Growth of the Abilene Youth Orchestra

Abilene Police Foundation - General Operational Needs

Abilene Preservation League - Historic Elks Arts Center Window Restoration

Abilene Recovery Council - Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Services (PADREs) Program

Abilene Youth Sports Authority - PLAYS Scholarships/ Equipment Replacement

Abilene Zoological Society - West TX Species Enclosure Updates

Abilene-Taylor Co. Public Health Dist. - Dental Services for Those in Need

Adult Protective Services Partners - Safety and Independence Project - Taylor Co.

All For One Missions International - Food Pantry

American Red Cross - Home Fire Relief

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Defenders of Potential

Big Country CASA - Change a Child's Story

Big Country Wildlife Rehab. Center - Opossum and Raccoon Enclosures

Camp Able - Loafing Sheds to Protect Camp Able's Horses

Cancer Services Network - Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Canine Companions For Independence - Support for Abilene clients for 2 years

Center for Contemporary Arts - Artwalk Program Support

Children's Performing Arts Series - Children's Performing Arts Series 2022

Chorus Abilene, Inc. - Website and LiveStream Support

Christian Service Center of Abilene -  Rental Assistance/ Your Financial Freedom Program Support

City Light Community Ministries - Hope Center Program Support

City of Abilene, Community Services - Recreational Camps

CitySquare - Abilene Drop-In Center for At-Risk Teens - Building Remodel

Disability in Action - Transportation Works

FaithWorks of Abilene, Inc - Resource Development and Database

Food Bank of West Central Texas - Cardboard Management System

Global Samaritan Resources - Resources for Taylor County Nonprofits

Habitat for Humanity Abilene, Inc. - Affordable Housing - Construction Superintendent and Lots

Harmony Family Services - Emergency Shelter Support for Youth

Hendrick Medical Center Foundation - Mother/Baby Ultrasound

Houses for Healing - Operational Needs

Joseph Thomas Foundation - Financial Assistance Program (FAP)

Junior Achievement of Abilene - Work Readiness Initiative and After School Programs

Leukemia Texas - Patient Aid Program

Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas - Wish Granting in Abilene Program Support

Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment - Samaritan Fund

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature - 2021-2022 Exhibition Support

New Horizons Ranch & Center - Kids in Foster Care at Audrey Grace House

Noah Project - On-Site Safety and Security

Old Jail Art Center - Art-To-Go

Pathways Youth & Family - Mosaic Behavioral Health Program Support

PHOENIX House - Advancing Community-based Solutions for People with Mental Health Conditions

Presbyterian Children's Homes - Abilene Child and Family Program Support

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission - Program Support

Regional Victim Crisis Center - Professional Trauma Counseling Support for all Victims of Violent Crimes

Safe Families for Children - Operational Support

Sight Savers America - Changing Lives for Children with Low Vision

Sistas (Sisters) On The Mark - Women's Empowerment Conference

Special Olympics Texas, Inc - Special Olympics Texas-Abilene Area Program Support

St. Mark's Baby Room - Necessities for Babies & Children

Swenson House - Swenson Interior Restoration

Taylor Jones Humane Society - Care for Dogs & Cats

Texas State Technical College Foundation - Scholarships for Abilene-Area Students Attending TSTC in Abilene

Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation - LEAP (Lending Economic Assistance for Pets)

The Grace Museum - Special Abilities Arts Programming

The Palm House - Palm House House Renovation Project

The Salvation Army of Abilene - Renovation of Administrative Building

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries - Hygiene Program Support

West Texas Veteran Support Services - Restoring Texas Home Repair Services

YMCA of Abilene - Children's Learning Center Supplies

Young Audiences  - Arts After School, School Performances, and Teacher Professional Development

TOTAL $960,137.00



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