Midland, Texas (December 4, 2018) – Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $1,314,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the West Texas region during a news conference held today at Junior League of Midland. Included in this amount is $70,000 from the Midland Housing Trust.
Chief Operating Officer Aaron Bedell, welcomed guests and spoke about the impact of the Foundation in the Permian Basin region. The Foundation has grown to include more than 300 permanent funds, serving communities of more than 20 counties in West Texas thanks to the generosity of donors. The Foundation is approaching 30 years of service to West Texas next year.
Darlene Mays, member of the Grants Committee, presented the following 24 nonprofit organizations with competitive grant awards:
Agape Counseling Services
Alpine Christian School
Alpine Public Library
Buckner Children and Family Services
Cook Children's Health Care System
High Sky Children's Ranch, Inc.
The Immunization Partnership
Junior League of Midland
Manor Park, Inc.
Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Midland Rape Crisis and Children's Advocacy Center
Odessa Christian School
Permian Basin Gifts of Hope, Inc.
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library & Hall of Fame
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest, Inc.
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Big Spring
Sterling City FUMC Preschool
Texas Lions Camp, Inc.
Ward County Greater Works, Inc.
West Texas Opportunities, Inc.
Included in the amount announced were three grants totaling $70,000 to Christmas in Action Midland, Midland Community Development Corp., and Midland Habitat for Humanity from the Midland Housing Trust Fund. The purpose of this endowment is to promote safe, clean and affordable housing opportunities and to support the development of housing resources for low income and other disadvantaged individuals residing in Midland County.
Semi-annually, the Foundation announces competitive grant awards following review of applications submitted in the spring and fall. Spring grant pre-applications are due on April 1, 2019. Visit www.pbaf.org to apply.
As the Foundation approaches 30 years of service to West Texas donors and nonprofits, it recognizes both the generosity of the community and the impending responsibility of stewardship. The Foundation will continue to fulfill its mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter.