Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $1,486,807 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the West Texas region during a news conference held today at Hillcrest School. Of this amount, $1,171,807 was awarded during the semi-annual competitive grant cycle.
Guy McCrary, president and CEO, 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’s donors have always been the heart and soul of its outreach to the community,” McCrary said.
Darlene Mays, member of the Grants Committee, presented the following 34 nonprofit organizations with competitive grant awards:
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross -Permian Basin Chapter
Boys & Girls Club of Midland
Boys & Girls Club of Odessa
Centers for Children & Families
Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin
Family Promise of Odessa
Grand Companions Humane Society
John 4:14 Foundation
Marfa Live Arts
Marfa Public Radio
Martin County Convent
Midland Habitat for Humanity
Midland Behavioral Health Leadership Team
Midland Parker Place
Midland Young Life
Museum of the Southwest
New Horizons Ranch and Center
Nonprofit Management Center
Parcels of Hope
Permian Basin Amputee Alliance
Permian Basin Opera
Prevent Blindness Texas
Recording Library of West Texas
Rope for Youth
Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas
Senior Link Midland
Terrell County ISD
Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering
United Way of Midland
West Texas Food Bank
Who We Play For
In addition to these competitive grant awards, the Foundation is announced grants totaling $315,000 to 11 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 ended 2017 with more than $175 million in total assets. With this growth comes the tremendous responsibility to continue investing and improving the West Texas communities the Foundation serves.
Semi-annually, the Foundation announces competitive grant awards following review of applications submitted in the spring and fall. Fall grant pre-applications are due on October 1, 2018. Visit www.pbaf.org to apply.