Midland, Texas (June 10, 2021) – Permian Basin Area Foundation has awarded $1,843,500 to nonprofit organizations serving West Texans during its spring grant cycle. The Foundation resumed its regular competitive grant cycles this year, after delaying last year’s spring cycle and focused on emergency funding due to the immediate needs presented by the pandemic.
“I am so proud of our nonprofit organizations who continue to step up and serve our community. We are hopeful and look forward to the day when we can gather together and celebrate these organizations and the wonderful work they are doing in our communities,” stated Grants Administrator Meagan Harris.
The competitive grants were awarded in early June. Grants were made to the following organizations:
Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter-Midland
Big Bend Conservation Alliance
Canine Companions for Independence
Cassatt in the Basin!
Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
Culberson County Food Pantry
Ector County ISD Education Foundation
Greater Ideal Family Life Center
Jeff Davis County Ambulance Service (The Mountain Medics)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas (West Texas Region)
Marathon Primary Care Service, Inc.
Marfa Studio of Arts
Midland Education Foundation
Midland Historical Society
Midland Shared Spaces Inc.
Mission Center Adult Day Service
North Side Movement
Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department
Odessa College Foundation
Reflection Ministries of Texas
School of Constructive Arts
Scurry County United Way
Snyder Community Resource Center
Teen FLOW Youth Ministry
The Field's Edge
The Prosthetic Foundation
West Texas Gifts of Hope
Young Audiences, Inc. of Houston
Yucca Blossom Montessori School
As a part of those competitive grant awards, the Foundation awarded $320,000 to 10 organizations from the Dollie Ruth Neal Education Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide education opportunities for women across West Texas, with an emphasis on empowering single mothers to become self-sufficient.
The Foundation will be debuting a new online grant application system for the fall. Continue to check www.pbaf.org/grants to view updates and new application procedures. The deadline will continue to be October 1.