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Community Foundation of Abilene awards more than $1M to nonprofits in 2020



ABILENE, TX — The 2020 Fall Discretionary grant cycle and the Future Fund grant cycle together awarded $1,019,990 to area nonprofits, a record-breaking amount for the Community Foundation of Abilene.

The impact of COVID-19 significantly affected area nonprofits, resulting in an increase of grant requests.

This year’s need was met by the generous donors of the Abilene community as well as a substantial gift from Beltway Park Church.

“It has been a difficult year for our community and for nonprofits.I am proud of what our Discretionary grant committee and Future Fund committee have worked hard to accomplish,” says Michelle Parrish, Grants Director for the Community Foundation of Abilene. “We could not have reached this tremendous milestone without our donors and the help of Beltway Park Church.”

Beltway Park Church’s contribution of $361,166 toward the Fall Discretionary grant cycle met the need for many area nonprofits. Their gift fully funded several grant requests. The Fall Discretionary grant cycle dispersed $929,231this year.