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Future Fund awarded more than $90,000 in grants during its 2021 grant cycle. The grantees are listed below.
Future Fund is an endowment fund that makes grants to nonprofits serving children and youth in the Abilene area. The fund is membership supported and is managed by the Community Foundation of Abilene. Members pay $250/year to join as an individual or couple. These dollars are pooled into the endowment, and investment revenue is used to make grants each year. CFA's donor-advised fundholders can also make grants from their funds to support nonprofits applying for funding during the Future Fund grant cycle.
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Abilene Arts Alliance - Funds to purchase supplies for the 2021 Children's Art and Literacy Festival
Abilene Christian University - Wildcat PALs - Program to Assist Language Skills
Abilene ISD - Bed Bug Removal Assistance for families in need
Abilene Performing Arts Company - Music Theatre Production Camp support
Abilene Philharmonic Association - Funds to provide Live Stream Masterclasses
Abilene Zoological Society - Equipment to create an Abilene Zoo Virtual Classroom
Alliance for Women & Children - Support for After School Care enhancement programs
AMBUCS Abilene Big Country Chapter - Funds to purchase adapted bicycles and tricycles for special needs children
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Support for one-to-one mentoring program
Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Funds to Support CASA volunteer training and program support
Big Country Home Educators - Support for Family Literary Arts Programming
Boys and Girls Club of Abilene, Inc. - Funds to purchase new computers required for student activity tracking
Camp Able - Support for school therapeutic riding programs
Center for Contemporary Arts - After-school Education and Summer Art Camps
Children’s Performing Art Series - Support for the 2020-2021 live theater performance series
Chorus Abilene - Support for Summer Music Enrichment Activities
City of Abilene Recreation Division - Scholarships for the 2021 Summer Camp
Cultura Local ABI - Support for literary program “Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de Los Libros”
International Rescue Committee - Support for STAR Program for Refugee Youth
Joseph Thomas Foundation - Funds to purchase supplies and services for medically fragile children in Abilene
Junior Achievement - Support for "JA in a Day" program at Lee Elementary School
National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) - Take and Make Fine Art series support
New Horizons (Audrey Grace House) - Support for programs offered for children residing at Audrey Grace House
Regional Victim Crisis Center - Counseling services for child victims of violent crime
Safe Families for Children – Abilene Chapter - Mentoring and Tutoring Program for Socially Isolated Families
Taylor County History Center - Support for 2021 Scarecrow Festival Art Project
The Grace Museum - Support for the 2021 Summer Art Program
Young Audiences - Support for ArtShine Art Therapy Program