Permian Basin Area Foundation

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 held today at University of Texas Permian Basin Engineering Building.

Dr. Sandra Woodley, President of University of Texas Permian Basin welcomed guests to campus and the new Engineering Building. The facility opened in August and is already being used by more than 700 students. Aaron Bedell, Chief Operating Officer of Permian Basin Area Foundation, spoke about the impact of the Foundation in the Permian Basin region.

Darlene Mays, member of the Grants Committee, presented the following 40 nonprofit organizations with competitive grant awards:

Aphasia Center West Texas
Archway Outreach
Arts Council of Midland
The Attic Foster Network
Basin Dream Center for Orphans
Basin PBS
The Blackwell School Alliance
Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend
Family Promise of Midland
First Response Ministries
Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library
The George W. Bush Childhood Home
Gladney Center for Adoption
Hangar 25 Air Museum Association
Hospice of Midland/Rays of Hope Children's Grief Centre
Kaleidoscope Ministries
Lamesa Boys and Girls Club
Leukemia Texas
Marfa Education Foundation
Midland Community Theatre
Midland Downtown Farmers Market
Midland Festival Ballet
Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale
Odessa Arts
Odessa Christmas in Action
Odessa Downtown Lions Club Foundation
Odessa Family YMCA
Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center
Permian Basin Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Permian Basin Opera
Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
Sibley Nature Center
Special Olympics Texas
The Springboard Center
Teen Challenge Adult Centers of Texas
United Way of Odessa
Unlock Ministries
Van Horn Community Christian Shelter
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4149 Temple and Weldon Harris Post

In addition to these competitive grant awards, Bedell announced two grants totaling $60,000 to Christmas in Action Midland 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 cycle pre-applications are due on April 1, 2020. Visit www.pbaf.org to apply.

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