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Featured Grant Story: TTU Lubbock Lake Landmark

The Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park is a Department of Texas Parks and Wildlife property operated in partnership with Texas Tech University. The Museum of Texas Tech University is responsible for archaeology-related and educational activities and is the official repository for curatorial care of Landmark artifacts. This 336-acre park, a mecca for history and nature lovers, is a unique archaeological and nature preserve which holds most of the 300 acres of the area known as “The Lubbock Lake Site,” a National Historic and State Archeological Landmark which has yielded evidence of ancient peoples and extinct animals. It is the only known site in North America that contains deposits

Community Foundation of West Texas Annual Meeting & Recognition Luncheon

April 24, 2019 (Lubbock, TX) - The Community Foundation of West Texas held their Annual Meeting & Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, April 24 and recognized five nonprofit organizations as well as two additional awardees for the outstanding service they provide to Lubbock and the South Plains. In 2018, the Foundation awarded $2.5 M in grants to nonprofits throughout West Texas! One nonprofit, Family Promise of Lubbock, received our Impact Award as well as a $1,000 grant! Grantee honorees are listed below: Impact Award Honoree Family Promise of Lubbock Family Promise of Lubbock has been providing homeless families with children the necessary tools to achieve self-sufficiency since 1998. Famil

Featured Grant Story: Easy R Equine Rescue

What is Easy R Equine Rescue? The purpose of the Easy R Equine Rescue is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, and displaced horses, and to use these horses and the process of rehabilitation to minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of children and families. The organization serves Lubbock and the surrounding areas of the West Texas Panhandle. In 2018, Easy R Equine Rescue received funds from the Community Foundation of West Texas Fund for Animal Welfare for the medical care of horses. The project specifically assisted with costs related to the rescue and rehabilitate horses relinquished to Easy R Equine Rescue from local law enforcement agencies. Eight of the nine horses that

Featured Mini-Grant Story: Little Drums for Little Hands

First grade and kindergarten students at All Saints Episcopal School are able to experience drumming and keeping a beat thanks to a mini-grant their music teacher received from the Foundation. In 2017, music teacher Candace Cameron noticed the need for new drums for her music classes. The drums she had on hand were over 25 years old and were too big for her students to use. She also only had two drums for her entire class. Mrs. Cameron applied for a grant through the Mini-Grants for Teachers program and received the required funding to purchase new Remo 8-inch drums for her young students. Drumming helps students learn how to participate in a group, as well as exercises the ability to focus

Community Foundation of West Texas Grants Over $690,000 to Arts, Animal, and Numerous Nonprofit Orga

April 16, 2019 (Lubbock, TX) - The Community Foundation of West Texas (CFWT) is proud to announce the funding of 114 grants to 86 nonprofit organizations totaling $690,811! These grants are from several funds of the Community Foundation: Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts (HART), the CFWT Fund for Animal Welfare (CFAW), Community Grants fund, Scholarships, Designated/Donor Advised Funds, and the Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Building Community Fund. Field of interest funds such as HART and CFAW exist because donors have a passion for specific interests such as arts and animals. Community Fund grants are recommended from submitted applications. Nonprofit organizations from the entire Sout

Featured Grant Story: Plainview Civic Music Association

What is the Plainview Civic Music Association? Established in 1980, the Plainview Civic Music Association is made up of the Plainview Symphony Orchestra, the Plainview Symphony Guild, and the Symphony Debutante Program. As a crucial component of the cultural life of the largely agricultural area, it contributes to the quality of life in the Plainview region by providing affordable, quality symphony experiences. Music appreciation is encouraged in young people and a platform for talented citizens, both young and old, to showcase their talent. Elementary school children in Plainview experience very few music education experiences. More than one third of all children in Plainview live in a home

Featured Grant Story: CASA of the South Plains

What is CASA of the South Plains? The mission of CASA is to provide trained Volunteer Advocates to serve as independent voices in court for abused and neglected children in the South Plains area. CASA’s trained and court appointed Volunteer Advocates monitor, report, and serve as advocates for children in the court system. The CASA volunteer is there to help pursue the child’s best interests, and to place the child in a safe and caring environment. CASA works directly with children in foster care and addresses the issues of victim assistance, crime prevention, prevention of homelessness, and court advocacy. The South Plains region has one of the highest rates of abuse and neglect per capita

Featured Grant Story: Texas South Plains Honor Flight

What is Texas South Plains Honor Flight? Texas South Plains Honor Flight (TSPHF) organized in Lubbock in 2012. TSPHF is an all-volunteer organization that includes elected officers and a board of directors made up of officers and members elected by the volunteers. There are no paid members of the group, as all monies raised support the veterans’ trip to Washington, D.C. each October. TSPHF was awarded funds from the Community Foundation of West Texas to take veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the Middle East to Washington, D.C. to see memorials built in their honor. The trip included a send-off dinner, hotel, meals, visits to memorials/mus

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