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Permian Basin Area Foundation

Permian Basin Area Foundation

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Causes That Matter


 COVID-19 Update

(May 1, 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 Foundation has shifted its Spring Grant Cycle priorities. Please review the grant cycle changes here and contact Grants Administrator Meagan Harris, mharris@pbaf.org, with questions. 

If you have any questions regarding scholarship applications, please email Scholarships Administrator Sherri Heiting, sheiting@pbaf.org.

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.

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

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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PBAF Opens Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 Academic Year
PBAF Opens Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Permian Basin Area Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 – 2021 scholarship application cycle. Beginning on […]

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Permian Basin Area Foundation Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Fall Grant Cycle
Permian Basin Area Foundation Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Fall Grant Cycle

Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $1,488,300 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the West Texas region during a news conference […]

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