Permian Basin Area Foundation Awards $1.4 million in Spring Grant Cycle

Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $1,486,807 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the West Texas region during a news conference held today at Hillcrest School. Of this amount, $1,171,807 was awarded during the semi-annual competitive grant cycle. Guy McCrary, president and CEO, welcomed guests and spoke about the impact of the Foundation in the Permian Basin region. The Foundation has grown to include more than 300 permanent funds, serving communities of more than 20 counties in West Texas thanks to the generosity of donors. “The Foundation’s donors have always been the heart and soul of its outreach to the community,” McCrary said. Darlene Mays, member of the Grants Committee, presented the following 34 nonprofit organizations with competitive grant awards: American Cancer Society American Red Cross -Permian Basin Chapter Ballroom Marfa Boys & Girls Club of Midland Boys & Girls Club of Odessa Centers for Children & Families Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin Family Promise of Odessa Grand Companions Humane Society Hillcrest School John 4:14 Foundation Marfa Live Arts Marfa Public Radio Martin County Convent Midland Habitat for Humanity Midland Behavioral Health Leadership Team Midland Parker Place Midland Young Life Museum of the Southwest New Horizons Ranch and Center Nonprofit Management Center Parcels of Hope Permian Basin Amputee Alliance Permian Basin Opera Prevent Blindness Texas Recording Library of West Texas Rope for Youth Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas Senior Link Midland Terrell County ISD Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering United Way of Midland West Texas Food Bank Who We Play For In addition to these competitive grant awards, the Foundation is announced grants totaling $315,000 to 11 organizations from the Dollie Ruth Neal Education Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide education opportunities for women across West Texas, with an emphasis on empowering single mothers to become self-sufficient. The Foundation ended 2017 with more than $175 million in total assets. With this growth comes the tremendous responsibility to continue investing and improving the West Texas communities the Foundation serves. Semi-annually, the Foundation announces competitive grant awards following review of applications submitted in the spring and fall. Fall grant pre-applications are due on October 1, 2018. Visit www.pbaf.org to apply. ###
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Permian Basin Area Foundation to Award $1.4 million

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 Permian Basin Area Foundation will hold a press conference to announce the 2018 Spring Grant Cycle awards. Our area nonprofit organizations continue to be grateful for media coverage that encourages philanthropic giving. Your acknowledgement of the good works of nonprofits and Permian Basin donors is deeply appreciated. WHAT: Permian Basin Area Foundation will announce $1,486,807 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the West Texas region. WHEN: Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m. WHERE: Hillcrest School, 2800 N A Street WHO: Permian Basin Area Foundation President and CEO Guy McCrary Permian Basin Area Foundation Grants Administrator Meagan Harris
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Continuing a Legacy of Community Giving

Since 1989, Permian Basin Area Foundation has served as this region’s community foundation. Promoting a philosophy of “giving where you live,” the Foundation partners with generous donors to leave a lasting impact in communities throughout a multi-county region of West Texas.