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The Community Foundation of Abilene typically has four grant cycles each year — the Spring Discretionary cycle, Future Fund cycle, Field of Interest cycle, and Fall Discretionary cycle. See the guidelines below for deadlines and qualifications to apply.
This grant cycle is available for Abilene 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to meet immediate community needs. Grant guidelines for funding priorities, grant restrictions, timeline, and details for the online application process are currently under review for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
Future Fund Grants
This annual grant cycle supports Abilene nonprofits serving children and youth. Please see grant guidelines for funding priorities, grant restrictions, timeline, and details for the online application process.
Field of Interest Grants
Historically, these annual grant cycles support specific needs in Abilene; however, these grants will be changing beginning July 1, 2023. Please check back in May for more details.
Grant applications must be submitted through the CFA Online Grant Manager by clicking the Grant Portal button below. 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:
Please contact Kassidy Nygaard or Michelle Parrish with any competitive grant related questions.
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.