Featured Grant Story: Refuge Services

The mission of Refuge Services is to enhance the physical, mental and spiritual functioning of individuals, families and groups. This is achieved by providing opportunities to develop skills for solving problems, overcoming obstacles and reaching individual and group goals through equine-assisted therapeutic activities. Refuge serves a 100-mile radius of Lubbock. Refuge Services program funds are for children and veterans needing financial needing financial assistance in covering the cost of any one of Refuge Services equine-assisted therapies – Therapeutic Riding (TR), Hippotherapy (HT), and/or Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). With program funds available, all clients will have equal op

Featured Grant Story: Friends of Camp Mary White

Friends of Camp Mary White (FCMW) is an organization that was established in 2003 to provide girls and women a rustic outdoor experience where they can foster confidence, independence, and leadership. They provide camperships, with funds from the Community Foundation of West Texas, to financially disadvantaged girls in the South Plains. FCMW’s ability to attend camp provides an opportunity to remove the financial barrier that families face when providing a summer camp experience for their child. FCMW partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock and Communities in Schools of the South Plains to identify girls within their programs that would benefit from attending Camp Mary White (CMW).

Featured Grant Story: Parenting Cottage

What is the Parenting Cottage? The mission of the Parenting Cottage is to build a strong community by first building strong families. Since 1982, the focus and scope of programs for children and families at the Parenting Cottage has evolved to address new and continued unmet needs within the community as well as changes in societal norms and family dynamics. The agency has a primary focus on its parenting initiatives to address the preventative component of child abuse and neglect. What is the Car Seat Safety & Assistance Program? For over ten years the Parenting Cottage, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has provided a car safety and assistance program tha

Plainview Area Endowment Awards Over $23,000 in Community Grants

The Plainview Area Endowment, an affiliate of Community Foundation of West Texas, was created in 2010 to give the people of Plainview and surrounding counties the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their communities. Today the endowment has over $930,000 and supports funds for 12 designated organizations. To date, the endowment has given 110 grants and scholarships totaling $134,449.56 to area non-profits and schools. Each year, as the endowment grows, the group is able to give back even more to the community. This year alone the Plainview Area Endowment will added to those numbers as they gave $23,466 in grants supporting worthy organizations a

Community Foundation of West Texas Awards Over $28,000 in Teacher Grants

The Community Foundation of West Texas is pleased to announce the awarding of Mini-Grants for Teachers totaling over $28,000.00 to 37 South Plains Area elementary and secondary school teachers for the implementation of creative classroom projects during the 2018 – 2019 school year. These projects will provide exceptional educational opportunities for more than 5,000 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 nineteenth year of the program. All K-12 teachers who teach in an accredited school within the South Plains area are eligi

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