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Support Abilene Fund: COVID-19 Relief

The Community Foundation of Abilene is closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on our local communities. Measures to prevent the spread are affecting local families, nonprofits and small businesses, and the situation is still evolving.

We know our community stands ready to respond, which is why we have established the Support Abilene Fund.

Funds will go to local nonprofits supporting needs including:

  • Assistance for individuals and families negatively affected by the effects of COVID-19
  • Assistance for local businesses negatively affected by the effects of COVID-19
  • Operational support for nonprofits negatively affected by the effects of COVID-19

This grant opportunity is available only to nonprofit organizations located in and/or serving Abilene and Taylor County, Texas.

Designating your Gift:

You can make a general gift to the Support Abilene Fund, or you can designate your gift to support a specific community need.

Starting Tuesday, March 24, we will have a grant catalog showcasing needs from a range of local nonprofits serving individuals, families, businesses and/or their own operations. You can then make a donation to support any of those specific needs. You will find a link to this grant catalog on this web page starting March 24.

If you prefer to make a general gift without designating its purpose, your gift will go into a pool of funding which a grant committee will allocate to meet needs related to COVID-19.

Ways to give:

We are here for you, even while we're apart.

Our staff will work remotely until further notice. Technology allows us to perform most functions away from the office, and we will most certainly remain accessible to you.

How to Contact Us: You can contact us from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday by emailing staff members directly or calling 325-676-3883. When you call, you can choose a staff member's extension for more information on how to reach the appropriate person. Or, you can send general inquiries to cfa@cfabilene.org.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a reliable source of information for individuals and businesses across the nation and is the lead source of information on preventative measures individuals can take.

Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District

The City of Abilene's Health Services Department, which includes the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is a great resource to stay updated on the local government's COVID-19 response.

211 Texas - A Call for Help

People in the Big Country in need of immediate assistance due to the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak should call 2-1-1 to be connected to resources, or go to the 211 website.

Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with CDC in monitoring any developments and is a good source of information for the State's response.

Abilene and Wylie Independent School Districts

Both Abilene and Wylie ISDs are keeping parents and students informed of updates to class schedules and options for families of students who rely on school meals.