Foundation Blog

The Community Foundation of Abilene has awarded $330,931 to nonprofits serving the Abilene area during our fall unrestricted grant cycle. This impact is made possible by donors with unrestricted and donor advised funds at CFA. The chosen recipients and their projects are listed below. Learn more about fund types here.

Abilene Christian University – Support for STEM for Girls camp to encourage middle school girls to explore STEM career possibilities

Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. - General Operations of the Organization

Abilene Education Foundation – Support for Camp COOL

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc. – Support for Bridge2Home Shelter

Abilene Performing Arts Company - Scholarship Program

Abilene Philharmonic Association - Revival of the Abilene Youth Orchestra

Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. - "Labor of Love" Pregnant/Postpartum Intervention Program

Abilene Youth Sports Authority - PLAYS Youth Sports Scholarship Program

Adult Protective Services Partners - Safety and independence of the elderly and disabled

Advocates for Camp Able - Vision 2020 Capital Project

BCFS Abilene Transition Center – Support for “Our House Abilene” transitional shelter for young men

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star – Operational Support

Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. - CASA Recruitment and the Crisis of CPS Emergency Child Removals

Center for Contemporary Arts – Funding to print National Juried Competition Catalog

Disability in Action – Support for Transportation Works, a program to provide same-day transportation for disabled citizens

Harmony Family Services – Support for the Emergency Shelter

Joseph Thomas Foundation - Supplies/Services for Medically Fragile Children

Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project (LSVAP) – Funding to provide education to local stakeholders about LSVAP services

Make-A-Wish of North Texas - Wish Granting in Abilene

Meals on Wheels Plus, Inc. – Funding to Replace Aging Computers

Minda St. Child Development Center – New playground equipment

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature – Support for 2019 NCCIL Exhibition Season

New Horizons (Audrey Grace House) - Therapy for Children in Foster Care at Audrey Grace House

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission – Support for Medical Clinic

Special Olympics Texas, Inc. – Support for Abilene Area programs

St. Mark's Baby Room – Program support

Strength for Life Foundation – Support for exercise program dedicated to those with cancer diagnosis

Texas Ramp Project – Construction of wheelchair ramps for those in need

The Grace Museum - Arts Outreach program in AISD and Wylie ISD

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries - Financial Assistance to Elderly and Disabled

West Central Texas Regional Foundation - Veteran Homeless Diversion program

Young Audiences of Abilene – Support for Arts in Education School Assemblies

Young Life Abilene - College Life Staff Support