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CFA grants more than $374k during 2023 spring grant cycle

Apr 24, 2023

The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded more than $374k in grants to 31 local nonprofits during our spring community grant cycle. In this cycle, students in Abilene Christian University’s Strategic Philanthropy course contributed $50k. Through the generosity of our donor-advised fundholders and funds raised from the Community Connections grantmaking publication, the community contributed more than $70k.

Our community grant cycles are competitive opportunities for nonprofits serving the Abilene area to apply for funding. The spring 2023 grantees are listed below.

Learn more about various fund types and how grants are made here.

Spring 2023 Discretionary Grantees:

Abilene Arts Alliance – 2023 Children’s Art and Literacy Festival (CALF)

Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce – Juneteenth celebration

Abilene Home Away From Home – Operational needs

Abilene Youth Sports Authority – Coaching clinics

Abilene Zoological Society – “Wetlands of the Americas” walkway expansion

Alice’s Kids – Direct financial assistance for youth

All For One Missions International – Operational needs

Alliance for Women and Children – After school care snack program

BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene – Operational support for “Our House” transitional living for homeless adults

Big Country Wildlife Rehabilitation Center – Funding for storage building

Cancer Services Network – Medical insurance premium assistance and emergency funds for cancer patients

Children’s Performing Arts Series – Operational needs

Chorus Abilene, Inc. – Tuition scholarships

Disabled American Veterans – Operational needs

First Baptist Church/City Light Community Ministries – Rental and utility assistance program support

Frontier Texas – White Buffalo educational exhibit development

Global Samaritan Resources – Facility improvements to support local programming

Harmony Family Services – Emergency shelter bed program

Joseph Thomas Foundation – Operational needs

Kenley School – TutorMe project for Kenley School

Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment – Samaritan fund for mental health services

Pathways Youth & Family Services, Inc. – Mosaic Behavioral Health Services Program

PHOENIX ICCD Clubhouse, Inc. d/b/a PHOENIX House – National accreditation training

Salvation Army – Feeding the unhoused in Abilene

Serenity Foundation of Texas – Replacement of mattresses and box springs

Sistas (Sisters) On The Mark – Women’s empowerment event

The Palm House – Operational needs

Treehouse Safe Exchange & Training Center, Inc. – Safe and supervised service to the family

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries – Hygiene program support

United Rescue Alliance – Community Emergency Readiness Training (CERT)

West Texas Homeless Network – Support for prevention and diversion from homelessness

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