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The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded more than $297,000 in grants during our spring discretionary grant cycle. This is in addition to the $173k awarded to nonprofits this spring from CFA's Support Abilene campaign to help nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Discretionary grant cycles are open to any nonprofit serving the Abilene area. These grants come from CFA's unrestricted funds.
A grant committee made up of CFA board members and community volunteers determines how to allocate these funds. The spring grantees and their projects are listed below.
Abilene Youth Sports Authority - Support for youth sport scholarship program
Alliance for Women and Children - Support for Day Camp programs and scholarships for after-school program
American Red Cross – Installation of smoke alarms for Meals on Wheels (Abilene) clients
BCFS Abilene Transition Center – Funds to purchase bedroom furnishings for the new “Our House” for women
Cancer Services Network - Assistance for cancer patients’ prescription needs
City of Abilene, Community Services – Scholarships for the City of Abilene recreation division camps
Disability in Action – Support for Transportation Works program
Houses for Healing – Funds to develop land and construct laundry/storage facility for the Houses for Healing expansion
King David’s Kids – Support for peer network for families with special needs children
McMurry University – Support for Friendship Closet expansion
Meals on Wheels Plus, Inc. – Meals for waiting list clients
Noah Project – Funding to purchase ice machine, lawn mower, and parking lot speed humps for the new expansion wing
Pathways Youth & Family Services – Funds to ease licensing expenses for families in foster care system
Regional Victim Crisis Center – Support for counseling services for crime victims
Safe Families for Children – Program support to serve families in crisis
Taylor Jones Humane Society – Support for veterinary care for shelter animals
Texas State Technical College Foundation– Support for Abilene scholarships
The Salvation Army of Abilene – Funds to support the Feeding Program and the purchase/renovation of additional shelter space
West Texas Regional Foundation – Funding for a youth homeless coordinator to lead local efforts