Foundation Blog

The Community Foundation of Abilene and our donors awarded $960.1k through our competitive grant cycles during our 2022 fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022). We hold two discretionary grant cycles each year--one in the spring and one in the fall.

These grant opportunities are open to nonprofit organizations serving the Abilene community. Our Unrestricted fundholders make these grant cycles possible!

See the list of all grantees from the fall and spring discretionary cycles below. The graph shows unrestricted grant allocation by category, and the numbers reflect all unrestricted grants, including discretionary cycles and out-of-cycle unrestricted grants.


Organization NameProject
AARP Free Tax Help Abilene

Free Tax Help Program Support

Abilene Arts Alliance

2022 Children's Art & Literacy Festival

Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Crime Stoppers 2021-2022 General Operations

Abilene Education Foundation

Where do we go from here?

Abilene Home Away From Home

Program Support & Marketing

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc.


Abilene Library Consortium

Digitization of Abilene Reporter-News

Abilene Performing Arts Company

Scholarship Funding

Abilene Philharmonic Association

Growth of the Abilene Youth Orchestra

Abilene Police Foundation

General Operational Needs

Abilene Preservation League

Historic Elks Arts Center Window Restoration

Abilene Recovery Council

Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Services (PADREs) Program

Abilene Youth Sports Authority

PLAYS Scholarships/ Equipment Replacement

Abilene Zoological Society

West TX Species Enclosure Updates

Abilene-Taylor Co. Public Health Dist.

Dental Services for Those in Need

Adult Protective Services Partners

Safety and Independence Project - Taylor Co.

All For One Missions International

Food Pantry

American Red Cross

Home Fire Relief

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Defenders of Potential

Big Country CASA

Change a Child's Story

Big Country Wildlife Rehab. Center

Opossum and Raccoon Enclosures

Camp Able

Loafing Sheds to Protect Camp Able's Horses

Cancer Services Network

Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Canine Companions For Independence

Support for Abilene clients for 2 years

Center for Contemporary Arts

Artwalk Program Support

Children's Performing Arts Series

Children's Performing Arts Series 2022

Chorus Abilene, Inc.

Website and LiveStream Support

Christian Service Center of Abilene

Rental Assistance/ Your Financial Freedom Program Support

City Light Community Ministries

City Light Program Support - Hope Center

City of Abilene, Community Services

City of Abilene Recreation Camps


Abilene Drop-In Center for At-Risk Teens - Building Remodel

Disability in Action

Transportation Works

FaithWorks of Abilene, Inc

Resource Development and Database

Food Bank of West Central Texas

Cardboard Management System

Global Samaritan Resources

Resources for Taylor County Nonprofits

Habitat for Humanity Abilene, Inc.

Affordable Housing - Construction Superintendent and Lots

Harmony Family Services

Emergency Shelter Support for Youth

Hendrick Medical Center Foundation

Mother/Baby Ultrasound

Houses for Healing

Operational Needs

Joseph Thomas Foundation

Financial Assistance Program (FAP)

Junior Achievement of Abilene

Work Readiness Initiative and After School Programs

Leukemia Texas

Patient Aid Program

Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas

Wish Granting in Abilene Program Support

Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment

Samaritan Fund

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

2021-2022 Exhibition Support

New Horizons Ranch & Center

Kids in Foster Care at Audrey Grace House

Noah Project

On-Site Safety and Security

Old Jail Art Center


Pathways Youth & Family

Mosaic Behavioral Health Program Support


Advancing Community-based Solutions for People with Mental Health Conditions

Presbyterian Children's Homes

Abilene Child and Family Program Support

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission

Program Support

Regional Victim Crisis Center

Professional Trauma Counseling Support for all Victims of Violent Crimes

Safe Families for Children

Operational Support

Sight Savers America

Changing Lives for Children with Low Vision

Sistas (Sisters) On The Mark

Women's Empowerment Conference

Special Olympics Texas, Inc

Special Olympics Texas-Abilene Area Program Support

St. Mark's Baby Room

Necessities for Babies & Children

Swenson House

Swenson Interior Restoration

Taylor Jones Humane Society

Care for Dogs & Cats

Texas State Technical College Foundation

Scholarships for Abilene-Area Students Attending TSTC in Abilene

Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation

LEAP (Lending Economic Assistance for Pets)

The Grace Museum

Special Abilities Arts Programming

The Palm House

Palm House House Renovation Project

The Salvation Army of Abilene

Renovation of Administrative Building

United Methodist Service Center & Food Pantries

Hygiene Program Support

West Texas Veteran Support Services

Restoring Texas Home Repair Services

YMCA of Abilene

Children's Learning Center Supplies

Young Audiences

Arts After School, School Performances, and Teacher Professional Development