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CFA grants more than $543k during 2024 spring grant cycle

Dyess AFB first-term airmen attend "World's Largest BBQ" with local host families.

May 17, 2024

The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded more than $543k in grants to 36 local nonprofits during the spring community grant cycle. Through the generosity of our donor-advised fundholders and funds raised from the Community Connections grantmaking publication, the community contributed more than $63k.

Our community grant cycles are competitive opportunities for nonprofits serving the Abilene area to apply for funding. The spring 2024 grantees are listed below.

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

Spring 2024 Nonprofit Grant Recipients:

89.5 KACU Radio – West Texas oral history project

Abilene Back the Badge Foundation – Officer financial assistance program support

Abilene Disc Golf Association – Will Hair Park course improvements

Abilene Fire Department – Functional firefighter health

Abilene Home Away From Home – Program support

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc. – Operational needs

Abilene Independent School District – Increasing access to healthy homes for vulnerable students

Abilene Performing Arts Company – Production camp assistance

Abilene Preservation League – Program support for the Abilene Railroad Festival

Abilene Youth Sports Authority – Leadership development camp and coaching clinic

Abilene Zoological Society – Caribbean Cove

BCFS Abilene Transition Center – Operational needs

Ben Richey Boys Ranch – Mabee House improvements

Cancer Services Network – Taylor County cancer patient assistance program support

Children's Performing Arts Series – Program support for 2024 series 

Chorus Abilene, Inc. – Staffing support

City Light Community Ministries – 2024 community meal funds

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – FCA youth sports program support

Frontier Texas! – Expansion and renovation capital campaign

Global Samaritan Resources, Inc. – Operational funds for new nonprofit distribution center

Harmony Family Services – Emergency shelter bed

McMurry University – Pre-Nursing student support initiatives

Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment – Samaritan Fund and Kids' Place Scholarship Fund

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature – 2024 exhibition support

Pathways Youth & Family Services, Inc. – Mosaic Behavioral Health Services for foster youth

Pink Cap Warriors on The Move – Operational needs

Salvation Army – Congregate feeding and shelter

St. Mark's Baby Room – Baby room equipment and supplies

Strength for Life Foundation – Operational needs

The Abilene Palm House – Palm House improvements

The Mentoring Alliance – Mentoring Alliance summer camps

United Rescue Alliance – CERT program support

West Texas Homeless Network – Prevention and diversion program

West Texas Veteran Support Services – Restoring Texas

YMCA of Abilene – Water safety initiative

Youth Voice Inc – Weekend meal program for youth

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