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Featured Grant Story: Early Learning Centers of Lubbock, Inc.

What is Early Learning Centers of Lubbock, Inc.? Early Learning Centers of Lubbock (ELC) provides child care services for primarily low income families. This enables the parents to work, attend school or vocational training while their children participate in a child development program. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income and other state-mandated guidelines. Having emergency child care assistance helps families keep their children enrolled on a regular and frequent basis. The funds provided from the Community Foundation of West Texas (CFWT) grant cycle allow parents in financial situations to pay a discounted amount of $30 off of regular pricing per week for childca

Featured Grant Story: A Place for Us Greyhound Rescue

A Place for Us Greyhound Rescue (APFU) is dedicated to placing retired racing Greyhounds and those saved from other circumstances into loving homes. This is the only group focused on saving Greyhounds in the Lubbock area, with the nearest groups in Albuquerque and Dallas. Since the start of 2018 to mid-June, APFU has placed 16 dogs in homes, with 6 additional dogs available for adoption at the time of final grant report submission. Out of the dogs rescued, the stories of 4 dogs stands out among the rest. Max Max is a young dog who was rescued in February. He was captured in a Central Lubbock home and taken to the Lubbock Animal Shelter. When volunteers from APFU, they found him in poor healt

Post-Garza County Endowment Awards Over $21,000 in Community Grants

The Post-Garza County Endowment, an affiliate of Community Foundation of West Texas, was created in 2010 to give the people of Post and Garza County the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their community. The Post-Garza County Endowment (PGCE) was created by and for the people of this area, and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas. Today the endowment has over $651,000 and supports funds for 12 designated organizations. To date, the endowment has given 66 grants totaling $137,693.75 to area non-profits. Each year, as the endowment grows, the group is able to give back even more to the community. This year alone the Post-Garz

Hockley County Endowment Awards Over $12,000 in Community Grants

In 2006, Hockley County visionaries including Sycily Lattimore and others came together to establish an endowment that would be a resource for donors, a source of grants for worthy local causes and a partner for local non-profit organizations. The Hockley County Endowment was created by and for the people of this area, and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas. Today the endowment has over $729,000 and supports funds for 28 organizations including the Hockley County Senior Citizens Center, School Systems within Hockley County, the South Plains Food Bank and many more. To date the endowment has given 69 grants totaling $157,481 to 69 area non-profits. Each year, as the end

Featured Grant Story: Lubbock Children's Health Clinic

Lubbock Children's Health Clinic (LCHC) has been meeting the needs of children in the Lubbock community since 1939. Their mission is to provide quality, low cost, comprehensive primary health care to the medically indigent children of Lubbock without regard to the parents' ability to pay. Services such as immunizations, preventative health care/well exams, sick child and infant care, school physicals, sports physicals, CHIP exams, lab work and pharmacy vouchers are provided from two locations in medically under served areas of North and East Lubbock. Texas leads the nation in uninsured and under insured children. Many children are not receiving the complete series of immunizations required t

Featured Grant Story: Charles Adams Studio Project

The mission of the Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) is to serve as a cornerstone in the Lubbock Arts District by developing and sustaining a working artist’s community. This mission has been furthered by CASP acquiring and renovating real property within the Lubbock Cultural District for the development and operation of facilities for artists and arts related activities. These activities support the work of regional artists and make the visual arts accessible to the community at large. In 2018 CASP received funding from the Community Foundation of West Texas to improve upon their current space. With the funds acquired, CASP was able to install two sets of 220 outdoor electrical outlets an

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