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south plains covid-19 response fund


Many of our neighbors are in need right now. Many of us suddenly find ourselves in need of neighborly care. To help meet these needs, the Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way have joined together to create the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.

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The Community Foundation of West Texas exists to improve the quality of life for all people in West Texas through the development of organized philanthropy.

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In 1981, 12 leaders envisioned building the climate of philanthropy in Lubbock and the surrounding counties. The Community Foundation of West Texas was the product of these founding directors. We are asking you to join the "Friends of the Foundation" to expand their dreams. For $100 or more annually, you can support the work of the CFWT. You will join a truly influential organization that is changing the face of the philanthropic community every day. As a "Friend" you will be invited to all our events and we will keep you up to date on the continued success of the Foundation. Become a "Friend of the Foundation" supporter today!


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Thank you for joining and furthering the community vision!

R. Michael McCauley, Alan Henry, Sandy Henry, Tim Pridmore, Melissa Pridmore, Norval Pollard, Andrew Seger, Ryan Henry, Melynn Henry, Joe Riker, Tami Riker, Lynnette Wilson, Joseph W. Tombs, Holly Brake, Cindy Whitehead, Nancy Phillips, Christy McClendon, Trey McClendon, Carrie Ellis, Richard Ellis, Sam Ayers, Diann Windham, Tony Privett, Ainsley Nelson, Tim Sampson, McWhorter, Cobb & Johnson, Stephen Warren, Joseph Rapier, Dawn Moore, Carolyn Freeman, Greg Freeman, Jerry Kolander, Velma Medina, Robert Kollman, Stacey Kollman, Joe Stettheimer, Tracye Stettheimer, Suzanne Blake, Stephen T. Krier, Lindsay Cooper, Gracelyn Thomasson, Sandy Martinez, Mike Moss, Leslie Moss, Jerry Kolander Jr., Gwen Scharp, Ann Linguist, Tom Linguist

Upcoming Events and Deadlines




  • Community Funds

    • Due: February 1st, April 1st, August 1st, November 1st

  • E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation

    • Due: September 1st 

  • Mini-Grants for Teachers

    • Due: June 15th

  • Sybil Harrington Endowmnet for the Arts

    • January 15th

  • Community Foundation Animal Welfare Endowment

    • January 15th

Our Priorities

Civic, Social and Economic Development

Education and Youth

Basic Needs

and Self Sufficiency

Arts and Culture

July 27, 2020

Kingdom Come Ministries is another nonprofit that has benefitted from the South Plains Response Fund donations. Co-director Kristin Montgomery describes the organization’s experience through this pandemic, “COVID-19 has stolen so much from many people in this community...

July 20, 2020

The South Plains COVID-16 Response Fund has helped many nonprofits in this region navigate through the uncertainty of this pandemic. One organization that benefitted from funding is Lubbock Meals on Wheels.

Lisa Gilliland says, This funding allowed us to...

March 18, 2020

Having a hard time filling your time while social distancing? We can help! Below are a few activities that you can do while stuck at home:

  • Read a book

  • Binge watch a new show

  • Write and act out a play

  • Try a new cookie recipe

  • Organize your “Monica C...

December 4, 2019

What a day it was yesterday!  Sixty non-profits, Eighteen sponsors and countless individuals with BIG hearts and open hands came together to make a difference in this and surrounding communities. 

Local restaurants, service and retail businesses opened their doors...

August 7, 2019

The Community Foundation of West Texas is pleased to announce the awarding of Mini-Grants for Teachers totaling over $40,000 to forty-nine South Plains Area elementary and secondary school teachers. During yesterday’s reception, the audience was full of creative, inten...

July 19, 2019

Research suggests a student completing one college course while enrolled in high school is more likely to complete college than a student who does not. The cost for dual-credit courses cannot be ignored as a possible deterrent for otherwise engaged students.  Enter LIF...

July 2, 2019

Community Foundation of West Texas recently awarded a grant to B-Hive Recovery Ministry. The money was requested as the B-Hive was moving and establishing two homes – one for men and one for women in Lubbock. The desire was to prepay rent for several months while suppl...

June 26, 2019

Community Foundation of West Texas recently awarded a grant to High Point Village for the “Happiness in the Heat” summer programming. Funding will be used specifically for the many summer camps offered at High Point Village as well as an overnight camp, and outings wit...

June 19, 2019

CFWT recently awarded a Community Grant to Women’s Protective Services (WPS). WPS provides a safe environment, offers community education, prevention, rehabilitation of violent family members, encourages transition to self-sufficiency, and advocates for the prevention...

May 13, 2019

What is Post Animal Refuge Center?

The mission of Post Animal Refuge Center (PARC) is to provide shelter, food and necessary medical treatment for unwanted and/or abused animals in Post, Garza County and the surrounding area until suitable permanent homes can be found.


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