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CFA Grants more than $592k During Fall Grant Cycle

Dec 13, 2021

The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded $592,354 in grants to local nonprofits during our fall discretionary grant cycle. Our discretionary grant cycles are competitive opportunities for nonprofits serving the Abilene area to apply for funding. These funds come from revenue from CFA's unrestricted funds. The fall 2021 grantees are listed below.

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

Fall 2021 Discretionary Grantees:

AARP Free Tax Help Abilene - Free Tax Help Program Support

Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. - General Operating Support for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Abilene Education Foundation – Support for Strategic Planning

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc. - Bridge2Home Housing Program Support

Abilene Performing Arts Company – Tuition Scholarship Funding for Camps and Classes

Abilene Police Foundation - General Operational Support for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Abilene Preservation League – Funding for the Historic Elks Arts Center Window Restoration

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

Abilene Youth Sports Authority - PLAYS Program Scholarships and Equipment Replacement

Adult Protective Services Partners – Support for the Safety and Independence Project in Taylor County

American Red Cross – Funding for the Home Fire Relief Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Defenders of Potential Program Support

Camp Able – Funding to Construct Loafing Sheds to Protect Camp Able's Horses

Canine Companions for Independence - Support for Canines Serving Clients in Abilene

Center for Contemporary Arts - Artwalk Program Support

Christian Service Center of Abilene - Rental Assistance through the “Your Financial Freedom” Program

City Light Community Ministries (First Baptist Church) - Program Support for the new Hope Center

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

Disability in Action - Transportation Works Program Support

FaithWorks of Abilene, Inc. – Funding for Resource Development and Database

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

Houses for Healing – Support for Operational Needs

Joseph Thomas Foundation – Direct Financial Assistance Program for Abilene Clients

Junior Achievement of Abilene - Work Readiness Initiative and After School Program Support

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

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

New Horizons Ranch & Center – Support for Kids in Foster Care at Audrey Grace House

Noah Project – Funding for On-Site Safety and Security

Old Jail Art Center - Art-To-Go Program Support for Abilene Students

Pathways Youth & Family - Mosaic Behavioral Health Program Support

Phoenix ICCD Clubhouse – Support for 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 for Medical Services

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

Sight Savers America – Changing Lives for Children with Low Vision Program Support

Special Olympics Texas, Inc. - Abilene Area Program Support

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

Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation – Program Support for LEAP (Lending Economic Assistance for Pets)

The Grace Museum – Funding for Special Abilities Arts Programming and Clean Air Initiative

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries - Hygiene Program Support

YMCA of Abilene – Funding for Children's Learning Center Supplies

Young Audiences – Support for Arts After School, School Performances, and Teacher Professional Development

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