Foundation Blog

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

Camp Able

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.

Noah Project

Paramount Theatre

Salvation Army

United Way of Abilene

Wylie Christian Church

Abilene Gives

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 on May 5 and donate to any of the 120+ participating nonprofits.