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Post Garza Co. Endowment Awards Grants

On August 26, 2016 during halftime at the Post High School Football game, the Post-Garza County Endowment awarded grants to nine area nonprofit organizations totaling $15,500. Since the endowment’s inception in 2010, the Post-Garza County Endowment has distributed $57,300 to nonprofit organizations in Post and Garza Co. The 2015 grants were generated by earnings from the Post-Garza County endowment fund, and generous gifts given by the Community Foundation of West Texas (formerly the Lubbock Area Foundation) and Xcel Energy Texas. The grants totaling $15,500 were awarded to: Ragtown Gospel Theater Community Recovery Center Caprock Cultural Association Post Cares Post Animal Refuge Center Tra

Mary Louise and Bill Kingsbery: 2016 Community Foundation of West Texas Heroes

The Community Foundation of West Texas will honor Mary Louise and Bill Kingsbery as the 2016 Heroes of the Year. Always low key, and never divulging their kind acts, Mary Louise and Bill Kingsbery changed the fabric and face of this community. Merrill Lynch (Thompson/Johnson Group), and Ramar Communications are the lead sponsors for this year’s Hero’s Luncheon. Numerous non-profit agencies and countless individuals will be celebrating this couple’s unique humility and remarkable generosity which have already created perpetual ripple effects to make this a better community. The Community Foundation of West Texas gives more than $1 million annually in community grants for projects, scholarship

Nearly $30,000 awarded to Mini-Grants for Teachers this year

The Community Foundation of West Texas is pleased to announce the awarding of Mini-Grants for Teachers totaling nearly $30,000.00 to South Plains Area elementary and secondary school teachers for the implementation of creative classroom projects during the 2016 – 2017 school year. This year the Community Foundation of West Texas received 75 requests for funding through this project and funded 42 requests. These projects will provide exceptional educational opportunities for more than 4,000 students. Congratulations to the 2016/2017 Mini-Grants for Teachers awardees who were recognized at a reception on August 17, 2016 at the Science Spectrum. Mini-Grants for Teachers is a program that recog

Community Foundation of West Texas to Award $30,000 in Teacher Grants

LUBBOCK – The Community Foundation of West Texas is pleased to announce the awarding of Mini-Grants for Teachers totaling over $30,000.00 to forty-two South Plains Area elementary and secondary school teachers for the implementation of creative classroom projects during the 2016 – 2017 school year. These projects will provide exceptional educational opportunities for more than 4,000 students. Mini-Grants for Teachers is a program that recognizes the commitment of great teachers and awards grants of up to $1000 for creative classroom projects that will enrich their curriculum This is the seventeenth year of the program. All K-12 teachers who teach in an accredited school within the South

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