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Future Fund Awards $94k During 2023 Grant Cycle

Feb 24, 2023

During this year's Future Fund grant cycle, more than $94,000 was awarded to 22 nonprofits serving kids in the Abilene community. About $66k in funding support came from community contributions and donor-advised funds with 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.

2023 Future Fund Grant Recipients:

Abilene Arts Alliance – Children's Art & Literacy Festival

Abilene Big Country Hunger Coalition – free meals during school breaks

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

Abilene Philharmonic Association – supplemental private lesson program

Abilene Zoological Society – Dream Night at the Abilene Zoo

Alice's Kids – direct support for Taylor County children

Alliance for Women and Children – holiday camp scholarships

Ben Richey Boys Ranch – "Vision of Hope" family play area

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star – "Join the Village", a one-to-one mentoring program

Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates – increasing advocacy for children and youth

Camp Able – school therapeutic riding programs

Children's Performing Arts Series – performance production support

City of Abilene – Abilene Police Department youth programs

Junior Achievement of Abilene – career speaker series and "JA In A Day" elementary programs

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature – early childhood through 12th grade programming expansion

New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc. – support for kids at Audrey Grace House

Noah Project – safe family dining equipment for communal shelter

Pathways Youth & Family Services – support for clients of child placing agency

Regional Victim Crisis Center – trauma play therapy toys, tools, and supplies

Special Olympics – program support for Abilene-area

St. Vincent Palloti Catholic Ballet Folklorico – "Fiesta Mexicana" dance theater production support

The Grace Museum – summer arts outreach program

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