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Grant Applications

Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Abilene offers three competitive grant cycles — the Discretionary cycle, the Future Fund cycle, and the Field of Interest cycle. See the guidelines below for deadlines and qualifications to apply.

Discretionary Grants:


Future Fund Grants:


Field of Interest Grants:


Apply for a Grant

Instructions for all applicants: Grant applications must be submitted through the CFA Online Grant Manager by clicking the "Apply Here" button below. First-time applicants will need to create an account. Once your account is set up, your “dashboard” is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can edit your contact information, begin the application process, access application drafts and submitted applications, and submit required post-grant evaluation reports. If you need assistance:

Grant Evaluations: The Community Foundation of Abilene requires nonprofit organizations to report on the impact of funded programs. 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 the Online Grant Manager to complete an evaluation.

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