The Community Foundation of Abilene is committed to making a charitable impact beyond Abilene's city limits. Our rural grantmaking initiative is specifically for outlying communities in the greater west-central Texas region.
Paula Windham Fund for Education and Community Development
About Dr. Paula Andree Windham
Dr. Paula Andree Windham was a pillar of the Oplin, Texas community. She was known to be a trailblazer, a ranch woman, scholar, woman of faith, and defender of love. This generous fund set up in her name creates opportunities to address issues and improve quality of life in rural communities throughout west-central Texas.
Grants from this fund support a broad range of rural initiatives throughout the year. Nonprofits serving the counties below may apply. Any applicants outside of these counties that are within a 150-mile radius of Oplin, Texas will also be accepted and reviewed.
Contact Rural Grants Manager Meagan Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-676-3883 to arrange a meeting. Any organization interested in applying must first be interviewed so our team can learn more about your organization and programs.
A committee will review applications and present grant awards in mid-August.
Nonprofits: If you have any questions about the rural grantmaking process, contact Meagan Harris at email@example.com or 325-676-3883.
Donors: If you are passionate about rural causes and would like to learn more about ways you can support the communities and causes you care about, contact President/CEO Katie Alford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-676-3883.