Foundation News

CFA and our donors awarded more than $330k to local nonprofits during the 2019 fall discretionary grant cycle. The grantees and their projects are described below.

Abilene Christian University - STEM for girls’ middle school camp

Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. - General operations of the organization

Abilene Heritage Square – Support for capital campaign

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc. – Support for Bridge2Home shelter

Abilene Philharmonic Association - Symphonic photo-choreography at Discover Music children's concert

Abilene Public Library – Funds to create a mobile teen technology lab

Abilene Recovery Council – Support for "Labor of Love" pregnant postpartum intervention program

Abilene Zoological Society - Rhino exhibit enhancements

Adult Protective Services Partners – Support for the safety and independence of elderly/disabled in Taylor County

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star – Mentoring program support

Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. – Support to recruit, train, and manage additional CASA volunteers

Camp Able – Funds to partially purchase a skid steer

Christian Service Center of Abilene – Support for rental assistance program (RAP)

Day Nursery of Abilene – Partial support to purchase a van for new location

Food Bank of West Central Texas - Backpacks for Kids child hunger program

Hardin-Simmons University - Educational Studies Dept. - Teaching and learning social skills for families and children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders

Harmony Family Services – Support for emergency shelter bed

Historic Paramount Theatre, Inc. – Funds to support a director for “Disney’s Frozen Jr.”

Interested Citizens of Abilene North – Funds for Butler House roof repairs, a computer lab, and neighborhood events for 2020

Joseph Thomas Foundation – Direst assistance to families in need with medically fragile children

Leukemia Texas – Support for patient aid program

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature – Support for 2020 exhibition season

New Beginnings-Big Country – Support for InnerCreations resale boutique, benefitting women exiting incarceration

New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc. – Support for therapy needs for children residing at Audrey Grace House

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission – Support for medical clinic

Special Olympics Texas, Inc. – Funds for Special Olympics Big Country programs

St. Mark's Baby Room – Funds to purchase items needed for Baby Room

Strength for Life Foundation - Free exercise services for cancer patients and survivors

Taylor County Sheriff's Office – Funds to purchase new, innovative body armor for "First Line" officers

Texas Ramp Project – Support to construct free wheelchair ramps for elderly/disabled

The Grace Museum - Arts Outreach program

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries – Utility and prescription assistance for elderly/disabled

Work Again West Texas - Program sustainability to assist homeless neighbors transition into employment

Young Audiences - Program support for school performance demonstration assemblies

Young Life Abilene - Support to hire a Latino staff person

Learn more about CFA fund types and grantmaking here.