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Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Abilene typically has four grant cycles each year — the Discretionary cycle (held in fall and spring), the Future Fund cycle, and the Field of Interest cycle. See the guidelines below for deadlines and qualifications to apply.

Discretionary Grants:

    Future Fund Grants:

    Field of Interest Grants:

    Apply for a Grant

    Discretionary and Future Fund Grants: Grant applications for these cycles must be submitted through the CFA Online Grant Manager. First-time applicants will need to create an account. Once your account is set up, your “dashboard” is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can edit your contact information, begin the application process, access application drafts and submitted applications, and submit required post-grant evaluation reports. If you need assistance:

    Field of Interest Grants: Please use this Field of Interest Application when applying for any of the following grants: Celebration of Life, Humane Treatment of Animals and/or Mental Health. In addition to the application, other attachments are required. Please review the grant guidelines to find specific requirements.

    Grant Evaluations: The Community Foundation of Abilene requires nonprofit organizations to report on the impact of funded programs. The evaluation includes details about the need the program attempted to meet, its objectives, elements, measurable outcomes, the role of partners, plans for the future, opportunities for improvement and an accounting of expenditures. Log in to the Online Grant Manager to complete an evaluation for the Discretionary and Future Fund grants, or click here to access the Field of Interest grant evaluation form.


    If you have further questions about the grant application process or grant opportunities, contact Michelle Parrish at mparrish@cfabilene.org or 325-676-3883.