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Future Fund Awards $92k During 2024 Grant Cycle

Feb 14, 2024

During this year's Future Fund grant cycle, $92,847 was awarded to 26 nonprofits serving kids in the Abilene community. More than half of the funding support, $49,300, came from community contributions and donor-advised funds from the Community Foundation of Abilene.

Future Fund members make this happen. Membership dues are pooled into the endowment fund, and the fund's revenue is used each year to make grants to nonprofits serving local children and youth. To learn about becoming a member of the Future Fund, click here.

2024 Future Fund Grant Recipients:

2INgage - Texas Family Initiative – group therapy for kids

Abilene Arts Alliance – 2024 Children's Art and Literacy Festival (CALF)

Abilene ISD – healthy homes for vulnerable students

Abilene Performing Arts Company – summer production camp

Abilene Philharmonic Association – instrument petting zoo during CALF

Abilene Zoological Society – Dream Night at the Abilene Zoo

Alliance for Women and Children – A-Teens program

Ben Richey Boys Ranch – Mabee home improvements

Big Brothers Big Sisters – one-to-one mentoring

Camp Able – school therapeutic horsemanship

Children's Performing Arts Series – 2024-25 season productions

Chorus Abilene, Inc. – summer morning music camp

City of Abilene - Community Services – support for children’s camps in the recreation division

Junior Achievement – K-12 program support

McMurry University – Friends’ Closet

Mentors Care – program support

NCCIL – Traveling community mural

New Horizons – support for kids in Audrey Grace House

Noah Project – children's bedroom furniture

Regional Victim Crisis Center – security doors for child service areas

The Abilene Palm House – Palm House Kids

The Grace Museum – summer arts outreach program

The Mentoring Alliance – summer camps in Abilene

Treehouse Safe Exchange – calm environment for family interaction

West Texas Homeless Network – Bridge Across

Young Audiences of Abilene – STEM production for second-grade students in Abilene ISD

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