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Nonprofit Endowments

Nonprofits provide solutions for a variety of needs throughout our community. Funding is a necessary part of those solutions. Ideally, a nonprofit should be able to administer programs without being overburdened by fundraising and the management and investment of capital.

Establishing a permanent endowment alleviates some of those issues and gives assurance of consistent and reliable income even during volatile economic conditions. Some of the benefits of an endowment with the Permian Basin Area Foundation include:

  • Management and stewardship in compliance with laws governing endowments
  • Guardianship to preserve assets for sustaining organizational purposes
  • Disciplined financial policies with focus on long-term growth
  • Participation with a large and diverse pool of assets with access to proven financial managers at economical fees
  • Routine access to distributions – even during depressed markets
  • Donor confidence in a larger institution
  • Capacity to receive alternative, non-cash gifts
  • Professional administration and reporting
  • Dedicated community leadership

More than 60 nonprofit agencies across West Texas have chosen to entrust their endowment with the Foundation. Donors and other interested parties may access information about each agency by clicking the link under one of the categories below:

Education & Youth Programs
Big Bend Conservancy
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Clubs of Odessa
Buffalo Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America
Bynum School
Camp Fire USA West Texas Council
Education Foundation of Odessa
Episcopal Schools
Ft. Davis Education Foundation
Friends of the Crockett County Library
Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
Harmony Home Children’s Center
Hi-Sky Emmaus Community
Hillcrest School
Martin County Convent
Midland Gem & Mineral Society
Midland Montessori School
Midland Need to Read
Odessa Christian School
Parker House Ranching Museum
Permian Historical Society
Presidential Archive and Leadership Library (UTPB)
Sibley Nature Center
West Texas Historical Association
White-Pool House Friends

Aphasia Center of West Texas
Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Endowment
Community Children’s Clinic
Medical Center Health System (MCHS) Foundation
Midland Odessa District of National Kidney Foundation
Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center

Human Services
Baptist Memorials Ministries
Buckner Children & Family Services
Casa de Amigos
Catholic Charities of Odessa
Centers for Children & Families
Martin County Senior Citizens Foundation
Midland Rape Crisis Center
Palmer Drug Abuse and Prevention (PDAP)
Rape Crisis Victim Services of Big Spring
Recording Library of West Texas
Safe Place of the Permian Basin
Salvation Army of Midland Building Endowment
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin
The Life Center
West Texas Food Bank

Culture & the Arts
Arts Council of Midland
Ellen Noel Art Museum
Globe of the Great Southwest
Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale (MOSC)
Permian Playhouse of Odessa

Housing & Community Development
Christmas in Action
COM Aquatics
Junior League of Midland
Junior League of Odessa
Martin County Community Fund
Midland Habitat for Humanity
Neighbors Against Burglary & Drugs
United Way of Midland
United Way of Odessa