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Future Fund of Abilene made the largest amount of grants it has ever made in a single cycle, awarding $104,338 to local nonprofits serving children and youth during its 2019 cycle.
This grant cycle also helped Future Fund reach a milestone of $1 million in grants made since its founding in 1995.
2019 FUTURE FUND GRANT RECIPIENTS:
4-Way Ministry Outreach – Support for a neighborhood outreach program for children living in the “4-Way” (South 7th and Corsicana).
Abilene Cultural Affairs Council/Abilene Arts Alliance - To assist with cost of supplies, printing, costumes, and venue rental associated with the Children's Art and Literacy Festival
Abilene Big Country Chapter of AMBUCS - To support the purchase of adapted bicycles and tricycles for special needs children
Abilene Community Theatre – Support for a children’s theatre production of Peter Pan
Abilene Performing Arts Company – Support for studio expansion and summer camp materials
Abilene Philharmonic Association – Support for the Suzuki Early Childhood Initiative
Abilene Zoological Society - To support the DreamNight 2019 event, a special invitation-only experience for families with special needs children to visit the zoo
Advocates for Camp Able – Support for swimming camps for special needs students
Alliance for Women & Children – Support for “Leader in Me” curriculum used in after-school program
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Support for one-to-one mentoring program
Big Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – Funds to purchase new technology and equipment to increase children served
Children’s Performing Art Series – Support for the 2019-2020 live theater performance series
Chorus Abilene - Support for summer Musical Adventure Camp
City of Abilene Recreation Division - Summer Playground Camp: Scholarship Program
Connecting Caring Communities - Support for the “Young Leaders of Abilene” summer camp program
Food Bank of West Central Texas – Support for Backpacks for Kids Child Hunger Program
International Rescue Committee – Funding to create a refugee youth summer job readiness program
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
Keep Abilene Beautiful – Support for 3rd Annual Abilene Outdoor Adventure Day
Kenley School – Funding to purchase new Chromebooks for student computer lab
New Horizons (Audrey Grace House) – Support for programs offered for children residing at Audrey Grace House
Noah Project – Funds to provide summer programming for children residing at Noah Project
Regional Victim Crisis Center – Counseling services for child victims of violet crime
St. John’s Episcopal School – Support for financial aid program (K-5 grades)
The Grace Museum - Summer Art Program at 4 City of Abilene Recreation Centers
Young Audiences - Support for 4 dance and drama after-school programs on 4 Abilene campuses
Young Life – Support for multiethnic outreach program