Featured Grant Story: YMCA Plainview

Building on a long national and international tradition, Plainview began offering YMCA programs in 1928 and the Plainview YMCA was officially certified in 1948. Their mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. YMCA Plainview is working to address the need for much needed adult and youth program space at the Brownfield YMCA location. The best way to address this need is to build a new multi-use room for potential classes and programs to be offered there. Such classes and programs would include step aerobics, spin classes, personal training, kickboxing, youth cheerleading, and various other classes. Perhaps the mos

Featured Grant Story: Ranching Heritage Association

The National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) is an outdoor museum established to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America. More than 35 authentic furnished ranch buildings and structures have been relocated to the NRHC and show the evolution of ranch life from the late 1780s through the 1930s. The Ranching Heritage Association (RHA) is the nonprofit corporation organized in 1969 to assist in development efforts for the NRHC. The RHA secures funds for the acquisition and care of NRHC historic structures and enhancement of ranch-related and educational programs for all ages. The Barton House was moved to the NRHC in 1983 from

Featured Grant Story: Le'Land's Heart Sanctuary

Le’Land's Heart Sanctuary, founded in 1995, grew out of the need to find forever homes for dogs abandoned in the rural area surrounding Lubbock. Their mission is to proactively educate the public on responsible pet ownership, to provide quality, interactive activities between people and rescued animals and to give homeless dogs and cats a sanctuary. Placement of the animals is facilitated through PetFinder (, CritterFest, and attendance of public events. The Sanctuary provides responsible pet ownership and safe dog/cat approach presentations to groups ranging in age from kindergarten to adult, including church groups, daycare centers, and schools. High school and co

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