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Future Fund Awards $56k in 2018 Grant Cycle

Feb 22, 2018

Future Fund awarded more than $56,000 to organizations serving children and youth during its 2018 grant cycle. The list of grantees and their projects is below.

Nonprofit Grantees:

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council/Abilene Arts Alliance - To assist with cost of supplies, printing, costumes, and venue rental associated with the Children's Art and Literacy Festival

Abilene Big Country Chapter of AMBUCS - To support the purchase of adapted bicycles and tricycles for special needs children

Abilene Community Partners – Support restocking of the Bluebonnet Room

Abilene Performing Arts Company - To cover scholarships for children participating in "Musical Theatre Summer Camp"

Abilene Zoological Society - To support the DreamNight 2018 event, a special invitation-only experience for families with special needs children to visit the zoo

Advocates for Camp Able - Adding Sensory/Skills Stations and Trail Enhancements to Elevate Equine Therapy Activities

Alliance for Women & Children – Support for “Movement with a Purpose” after-school program

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Support for Bigs in Blue Mentoring program

Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – Funds to purchase new iPads for greater efficiency in case management

Center for Contemporary Arts – Support for Summer Art Camp 2018

Children’s Performing Art Series – Support for the 2018-2019 live theater performance series

Chorus Abilene - Support for music education for children

City of Abilene Recreation Division - Summer Playground Camp: Scholarship Program

Communities in Schools – Support for NEXT University program

Connecting Caring Communities - Support for the “Young Leaders of Abilene” summer camp program

House of Faith – Support for the “Raising Highly Capable Kids” Parent University

Joseph Thomas Foundation – Funds to purchase supplies and services for medically fragile children in Abilene

Junior Achievement - Support for "It's My Future" 8th grade program to all AISD Middle School campuses

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature - Support for "Eye for Art", summer art education program, at the Boys & Girls Clubs & YMCA

New Horizons (Audrey Grace House) - Funds to purchase play therapy tools for children in foster care

Noah Project – Funds to provide summer programming for children residing at Noah Project

Regional Victim Crisis Center – Funds to create an additional play therapy room

St. John’s Episcopal School – Funds to purchase tricycles for preschool class

Taylor County History Center – Support for the “On the Trail” Children’s Exhibit

The Grace Museum - Summer Art Program at 4 City of Abilene Recreation Centers

Young Audiences - Support for 4 dance and drama after-school programs on 4 Abilene campuses

Total Grant Amount: $56,759

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