Community Foundation of Abilene awards over $86,000 to local nonprofits

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - As part of their philanthropic mission, the Community Foundation of Abilene has awarded over $86,000 to Abilene nonprofit groups through Field of Interest grants.

In total, the Community Foundation donated money to 9 groups through several Field of Interest grants.

A release from the Community Foundation of Abilene outlined the groups receiving funds.

APC Endowment Fund for Mental Health:

    Ministry of Counseling and Enrichment (MOCE) – Funding for Kid’s Place Scholarship
    New Horizons (Audrey Grace House) – Support for therapeutic treatment for foster care children residing at Audrey Grace House
    Noah Project – Funding to provide prescription assistance and in-house drug/alcohol recovery sessions for those residing at Noah Project         
    Regional Victim Crisis Center – Continued mental health services to victims of violent crime
    Texas Family Institute – Support for the Samaritan Fund to assist with the service costs for indigent, noninsured clients

Pat Meleen Vaughn Fund for the Celebration of Life:

    Christian Homes and Family Services – Free residential services for women with unplanned pregnancies

Pat Meleen Vaughn Fund for Humane Treatment of Animals:

    Abilene Zoological Society – Support for Avian Rehabilitation Program
    Camp Able – Funds to provide shelter and care for rescued horses
    City of Abilene Animal Shelter – Funding for medical treatment for shelter animals and preventative vaccines for animals that enter shelter; support for low cost spay/neuter

The Community Foundation of Abilene is accepting applications for their next grant cycle. The deadline for nonprofits to apply is Friday, August 25.

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