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COVID-19 Relief: Donors Give $173k to Support Abilene

Apr 21, 2020

Abilene has stepped up again in time of need. Donors contributed more than $173,000 to meet local needs through the Community Foundation of Abilene's (CFA) Support Abilene effort.

CFA provided a list of nonprofit needs in a public grant catalog. Many donations were designated to support specific needs, and others were general gifts allocated by a CFA grant committee. CFA donor-advised fundholders also recommended grants from their funds to support nonprofit needs.

Grantees: The vast majority of the $173k has already been granted out to nonprofits, and the remainder will go out in the coming weeks. The nonprofits that have received grants thanks to Support Abilene donations are listed below.

  • 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • Abilene Hope Haven
  • Abilene Preservation League
  • Abilene Zoological Society
  • Alliance for Women and Children
  • Beltway Park Baptist Church
  • Ben Richey Boys Ranch
  • Butman Methodist Camp & Retreat Center
  • Camp Able
  • Cancer Services Network, Inc.
  • Christian Service Center of Abilene, Inc.
  • Church on the Rock
  • College View Baptist Church
  • FaithWorks of Abilene, Inc.
  • First Baptist Church of Abilene
  • Food Bank of West Central Texas
  • Global Samaritan Resources, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity Abilene, Inc.
  • Harmony Family Services, Inc.
  • Houses for Healing
  • Houses of Healing, Inc.
  • Meals On Wheels Plus, Inc.
  • New Beginnings Big Country
  • New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc.
  • Noah Project
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way of Abilene
  • Wylie Christian Church

Abilene Gives: You'll have another opportunity to support local nonprofits on May 5, 2020. It's Abilene Gives, a 24-hour day of online giving. Just go to abilenegives.org on May 5 and donate to any of the 120+ participating nonprofits.

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