Abilene has stepped up again in time of need. Donors contributed more than $173,000 to meet local needs through CFA's Support Abilene effort.
Types of gifts: CFA provided a list of nonprofit needs in a public grant catalog. Many donations were designated to support specific needs, and others were general gifts allocated by a CFA grant committee. CFA donor-advised fundholders also recommended grants from their funds to support nonprofit needs.
Grantees: The vast majority of the $173k has already been granted out to nonprofits, and the remainder will go out in the coming weeks. The nonprofits that have received grants thanks to Support Abilene donations are listed below.
12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
Abilene Community Theatre
Abilene Hope Haven
Abilene Preservation League
Abilene Zoological Society
Alliance for Women and Children
Beltway Park Baptist Church
Ben Richey Boys Ranch
Butman Methodist Camp & Retreat Center
Cancer Services Network, Inc.
Christian Service Center of Abilene, Inc.
Church on the Rock
College View Baptist Church
FaithWorks of Abilene, Inc.
First Baptist Church of Abilene
Food Bank of West Central Texas
Global Samaritan Resources, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity Abilene, Inc.
Harmony Family Services, Inc.
Houses for Healing
Houses of Healing, Inc.
Meals On Wheels Plus, Inc.
New Beginnings Big Country
New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc.
United Way of Abilene
Wylie Christian Church
You'll have another opportunity to support local nonprofits on May 5. It's Abilene Gives, a 24-hour day of online giving. Just go to abilenegives.org on May 5 and donate to any of the 120+ participating nonprofits.