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Future Fund Grants $90k During 2021 Grant Cycle

October 18, 2021

Future Fund awarded more than $90,000 in grants during its 2021 grant cycle. Future Fund is an endowment fund that makes grants to nonprofits serving children and youth in the Abilene area. The fund is membership supported and is managed by the Community Foundation of Abilene. Members pay $250/year to join as an individual or couple. These dollars are pooled into the endowment, and investment revenue is used to make grants each year. CFA's donor-advised fundholders can also make grants from their funds to support nonprofits applying for funding during the Future Fund grant cycle.

Learn more about Future Fund membership here.

2021 Future Fund Grantees:

Abilene Arts Alliance - Funds to purchase supplies for the 2021 Children's Art and Literacy Festival

Abilene Christian University - Wildcat PALs - Program to Assist Language Skills

Abilene ISD - Bed Bug Removal Assistance for families in need

Abilene Performing Arts Company - Music Theatre Production Camp support

Abilene Philharmonic Association - Funds to provide Live Stream Masterclasses

Abilene Zoological Society - Equipment to create an Abilene Zoo Virtual Classroom

Alliance for Women & Children - Support for After School Care enhancement programs

AMBUCS Abilene Big Country Chapter - Funds to purchase adapted bicycles and tricycles for special needs children

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Support for one-to-one mentoring program

Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Funds to Support CASA volunteer training and program support

Big Country Home Educators - Support for Family Literary Arts Programming

Boys and Girls Club of Abilene, Inc. - Funds to purchase new computers required for student activity tracking

Camp Able - Support for school therapeutic riding programs

Center for Contemporary Arts - After-school Education and Summer Art Camps

Children’s Performing Art Series - Support for the 2020-2021 live theater performance series

Chorus Abilene - Support for Summer Music Enrichment Activities

City of Abilene Recreation Division - Scholarships for the 2021 Summer Camp

Cultura Local ABI - Support for literary program “Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de Los Libros”

International Rescue Committee - Support for STAR Program for Refugee Youth

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

Junior Achievement - Support for "JA in a Day" program at Lee Elementary School

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) - Take and Make Fine Art series support

New Horizons (Audrey Grace House) - Support for programs offered for children residing at Audrey Grace House

Regional Victim Crisis Center - Counseling services for child victims of violent crime

Safe Families for Children – Abilene Chapter - Mentoring and Tutoring Program for Socially Isolated Families

Taylor County History Center - Support for 2021 Scarecrow Festival Art Project

The Grace Museum - Support for the 2021 Summer Art Program

Young Audiences - Support for ArtShine Art Therapy Program

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