Grant Applicants

Grant Cycles

The Community Foundation of Abilene typically has four grant cycles each year — the Spring Discretionary cycle, Future Fund cycle, Field of Interest cycle, and Fall Discretionary cycle.  See guidelines on the right-hand side of this page for more information on qualifications to apply for these cycles.

Apply for a Grant

Discretionary and Future Fund Grants: Our grant applications are done entirely online.  To apply for a grant, click on this link and create a new account.  Follow the instructions to submit your grant application.  If you need help, first watch this video tutorial or review this document with instructions on how to submit your grant application.


Field of Interest Grants: Please use the Field of Interest Application (available here) when applying for any of the following grants: Celebration of Life, Mental Health, and/or the Humane Treatment of Animals.  In addition to the application, other attachments are required.  Please see the grant guidelines to the right for a specific list of requirements.


If you have further questions about the grant application process or grant opportunities, contact Michelle Parrish at or 325-676-3883.


The Community Foundation of Abilene requires nonprofit organizations to report on the impact of programs it funds. The evaluation includes details about the need the program attempted to meet, its objectives, elements, measurable outcomes, the role of partners, plans for the future, opportunities for improvement and an accounting of expenditures.  Log in to your online account to fill out an evaluation.