Permian Basin Area Foundation

Permian Basin Area Foundation

People Who Care

Causes That Matter


 COVID-19 Update

(December 2020) As always, Permian Basin Area Foundation's top concern is the safety and well-being of our community and neighbors in West Texas. Our offices will remain closed for the time being. Despite this, all of our staff members may be reached remotely by email or by phone via the Foundation’s main phone number (432) 617-3213.

The 2021 grant cycles will proceed as regularly scheduled. The first 2021 deadline is April 1. Please review the application procedures and contact Grants Administrator Meagan Harris,, with questions. 

The annual scholarship application is scheduled to open January 1, 2021. You can review the scholarship application information and contact Scholarship Administrator Sherri Heiting,, with questions.

If you need to make year-end giving arrangements or have questions on how to maximize your giving, please reach out to Guy McCrary or Jennifer Steadman. We will be happy to assist you.

We will continue to monitor the needs of our community and may make changes as necessary. We encourage you and your families to take measures to remain safe and healthy this holiday season.

- PBAF Staff

Impact Highlights

  • Increasing

    Access to artistic and cultural offerings

  • Strengthening

    The Family

  • Investing

    In Education for Our Youth

  • Supporting

    Health and Human Services

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Our Community.
Your Foundation.

Since 1989, Permian Basin Area Foundation has served as this region’s community foundation. The Foundation partners with generous donors to leave a lasting impact in communities throughout a multi-county region of West Texas. Permian Basin Area Foundation builds permanent endowments to respond to emerging and changing needs, and to sustain existing nonprofit organizations in the fields of education, arts and culture, health, social services, community development, and civic affairs.

How To Give

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Permian Basin Area Foundation makes grants to qualified nonprofit organizations serving the Permian Basin and TransPecos regions with a broad range of philanthropic purposes.

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Thanks to generous donors, Permian Basin Area Foundation offers scholarships from more than 80 funds to those pursuing higher education and vocational opportunities.

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Gifts to Permian Basin Area Foundation are an investment in our West Texas communities.  It is the Foundation’s intention to make charitable giving easy and enjoyable for all donors in our communities.

Recent Developments

Permian Basin Area Foundation Announces $1.3 million in Grant Awards
Permian Basin Area Foundation Announces $1.3 million in Grant Awards

Spring grant awards delayed due to COVID-19 Permian Basin Area Foundation has awarded $1,293,000 to nonprofit organizations serving West Texans […]

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Permian Basin Area Foundation Announces More than $700,000 in Scholarship Awards
Permian Basin Area Foundation Announces More than $700,000 in Scholarship Awards

Midland, Texas (June 29, 2020) – Permian Basin Area Foundation is pleased to announce $709,624 in scholarship awards for the 2020-2021 […]

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PBAF Emergency Relief Fund
Foundation Opens Emergency Fund for COVID-19 Donations

Midland, Texas (April 1, 2020)– Permian Basin Area Foundation has opened its PBAF Emergency Relief Fund for donations in response […]

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