Donate to any of these funds online. If you have any questions contact us at 325-676-3883 or by email jasminemg@cfabilene.org.

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Field of Interest
  Donate Eastland County Fire Relief Fund
Destructive fires have caused widespread damage in towns like Carbon, Gorman, Rising Star, and Eastland. This fund has been established in partnership with the Eastland Community Foundation and will provide grants to fire departments and nonprofits serving people and businesses affected by the fires in these communities.
  Donate Coleman County Disaster Relief Fund
Donations to this fund will provide support for nonprofits and people who are disproportionately impacted by local disaster, catastrophe or crisis in Coleman County. The Foundation will work closely with local organizations to provide assistance to those in need across the community. Gifts made to this fund will be awarded by the board of the Coleman County Foundation.
  Donate Big Country Fire Relief Fund
Destructive fires in several communities across the Big Country have burned thousands of acres and destroyed homes and other buildings. This fund will provide grants to fire departments and nonprofits serving people and businesses affected by ongoing fires throughout West Central Texas. We also have a separate fund for Eastland County fire needs in partnership with the Eastland Community Foundation. Copy the following link to donate to that fund - https://cfa.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=4031
  Donate Support Abilene Fund
Donations to this fund will provide support for nonprofits and people who are disproportionately impacted by local disaster, catastrophe or crisis. The Foundation will work closely with local organizations to provide assistance to those in need across the community. Gifts made to this fund will be awarded by a CFA grant committee.
  Donate Volunteer Fire Department Grant Fund
The Community Foundation of Abilene established the Volunteer Fire Department Fund several years ago to raise dollars to assist the various rural and volunteer fire departments in Taylor County and the surrounding nine counties: Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Fisher, Jones, Nolan, Runnels, and Shackelford. Grants from this fund will help the departments address the safety and security issues that communities can face due to drought and grassfires. For more information on our support for VFD's, visit our website https://cfabilene.org/nonprofits/grant-opportunities/volunteer-fire-department-grants.
  Donate VFD Endowment Fund for Eastland County
Grants from this fund allow Eastland County VFDs to address safety and equipment issues resulting from area fires. These VFDs include: Carbon, Cisco, Desdemona, Eastland, Gorman, Olden, Ranger, Rising Star. Your gift helps to provide necessary protective gear, supplies, training, and more to the brave men and women fighting area fires.
  Donate VFD Endowment Fund for Brown County
Grants from this fund allow Brown County VFDs to address safety and equipment issues resulting from area fires. These VFDs include: Bangs, Blanket, Brookesmith, Dam, Early, Lake Brownwood, May, North Lake Brownwood, Winchell, Zephyr. Your gift helps to provide necessary protective gear, supplies, training, and more to the brave men and women fighting area fires.
  Donate VFD Endowment Fund for Callahan County
Grants from this fund allow Callahan County VFDs to address safety and equipment issues resulting from area fires. These VFDs include: Baird, Clyde, Cottonwood, Cross Plains, Eula, Oplin, Putnam. Your gift helps to provide necessary protective gear, supplies, training, and more to the brave men and women fighting area fires.
  Donate VFD Endowment Fund for Coleman County
Grants from this fund allow Coleman County VFDs to address safety and equipment issues resulting from area fires. These VFDs include: Burkett, Novice, Coleman, Glen Cove, Lake Coleman, Santa Anna, South Coleman County, Talpa, Valera. Your gift helps to provide necessary protective gear, supplies, training, and more to the brave men and women fighting area fires.
  Donate VFD Endowment Fund for Shackelford County
Grants from this fund allow Shackelford County VFDs to address safety and equipment issues resulting from area fires. These VFDs include: Albany, Moran, Moran Rural, Shackelford County. Your gift helps to provide necessary protective gear, supplies, training, and more to the brave men and women fighting area fires.
  Donate VFD Endowment Fund for Taylor County
Grants from this fund allow Taylor County VFDs to address safety and equipment issues resulting from area fires. These VFDs include: Buffalo Gap, Tye, ECCA, Hamby, Jim Ned, Lawn, Merkel, Moro, Mulberry Canyon, Potosi, Trent, View. Your gift helps to provide necessary protective gear, supplies, training, and more to the brave men and women fighting area fires.
  Donate Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Fund
Through the Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Funds, support of local heroes is given to 10 area county volunteer efforts. These men and women often sacrifice their time and safety to help so many.
  Donate Abilene Fund for Helping Others
Abilene Fund for Helping Others benefits organizations in human services. And reaching out to neighbors in need is a core value in our caring community. This fund was established in memory of John Sublett Hall and John Joseph Deegan.
  Donate Abilene Fund for the Arts
Abilene Fund for the Arts can paint a whole new picture for area arts organizations. This fund has helped with scholarships and contributes to exhibition expenses. Artistic expression is supported in many different ways in every corner of our community.
  Donate Steve and Nita Slaton Fund for Humane Treatment of Animals
This fund is being established in Steve Slaton's memory. Grants from this fund will be distributed to charitable agencies for the express purpose of providing payment for veterinary/medical care which will enhance the adoption opportunities of animals in the care of shelters. (Examples of such veterinary care are: heart worm treatments, tests for feline leukemia or parvo). In addition, the Foundation may allow a grant payment to a charity, if under the oversight and approval of the charitable agency, for the veterinary treatment of a family pet if the medical treatment is more costly than the family can afford.
Donate Winters Area Foundation Project Fund
Please give to this fund to support "Winters Gives". Designate which nonprofit(s) you'd like to give to: Winters Area Foundation, WHS Scholarships, Winters Child Development Center, Winters Ministerial Alliance, Winters Public Library, Winters Sports and Recreation Association, or Z.I. Hale Museum. (please designate which organization(s) you would like to support in the field titled "Additional Notes" when you check out)
Scholarship
Donate Robert Macario Ybarra Memorial Scholarship
Robert was a 2020 graduate of Hawley High School. He was full of passion and a fire that made it amazing to watch, especially in baseball. He was offered a spot on Wayland Baptist University baseball team, but he chose not to attend for financial reasons. The family's hope is that another student doesn't have to make that choice due to finances.
  Donate Casey Leo Huff Memorial Scholarship
Donate Coach Childress Memorial Scholarship Fund
Coach Howard Childress was an icon in Coleman, an educator for over 60 years who inspired generations of students. This fund was established by family and friends to carry on his legacy allowing him to continue to impact young men and women graduating from Coleman High School through the scholarships that will be awarded from this fund.
  Donate Hollis Hayes Pinkston Scholarship
This fund was established in memory of Hollis Hayes Pinkston.
Donate Jack and Donna Nall Band Scholarship Fund
Jack Nall was band director of the Awesome Cooper Band from 1979-1994. This fund was established by friends and family of Jack and Donna Nall to honor their commitment to Cooper High School band and their band students. The Nalls’ legacy will continue to live on through the many students who will benefit from this scholarship.
Donate Kemper Scott Hamilton Memorial Scholarship
Kemper Scott Hamilton graduated from Abilene High School in 1982. While an Eagle, Scott had many close friends and was a standout performer on the football and baseball fields. Upon graduation, Scott accepted a football scholarship to The University of Texas. While at Texas, Scott met his wife Sarah. They had two daughters, Kemper and Callen, who both followed in their parents’ footsteps to the University of Texas. Scott passed away suddenly, and way too soon at just 32 years old, on October 13, 1996. Mark Elam, one of Scott’s coaches at Abilene High, said this of Scott: “Scott was a leader. He led in so many ways and it was obvious he was comfortable in that role. His character drew others to him naturally. His fierce competitive nature was tempered with his humor and caring for others.” Scott was a role model for his peers and was a friend to all. His infectious smile was contagious. Scott enjoyed life and wanted all that surrounded him to enjoy it with him. Scott never took more than he gave and he was always willing to help - whatever the situation. He was a true friend. This scholarship honors Scott in a way that he would be proud. Scott loved Abilene High and to know that his name is helping a student athlete from his alma mater continue their education would bring a smile to his face.
  Donate Ken Becker Leadership Scholarship Fund
  Donate Sam and Ellen Webb Albany Heritage Scholarship
  Donate Senora Stacy Horton Sanchez Scholarship
Donate SHTX Darlene Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund
Designated
  Donate Big Country Reentry Coalition Project Account
Funds raised will help provide professional development and educational opportunities for the community members and members of the Big Country Reentry Coalition.
  Donate Dyess Operation Warm Heart Agency Fund
  Donate Home Again West Texas
  Donate Mulberry Canyon VFD Endowment
Grants from this fund allow Mulberry Canyon VFD to address safety and equipment issues resulting from area fires. Your gift helps to provide necessary protective gear, supplies, training, and more to the brave men and women fighting area fires.
  Donate Panther Creek CISD Project Fund
Fund created by supporters of Panther Creek CISD to help fund renovation and repair projects needed by the school district.
  Donate Paramount Theatre Memorial Fund
Donate Sgt. Fernandez Memorial Project Fund
Funds raised will be used to pay for a statue of Sgt. Marcus Fernandez to be placed in the AISD Memorial Park at Dyess Elementary. Sgt. Fernadez was killed while serving our country in Iraq on 10/11/08.
  Donate Texas Veterans Cemetery - Vietnam Memorial Project
Donate to this fund to help support the creation and placement of a Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial Monument to be placed at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. It will be designed to honor all veterans that served during the Vietnam Era. The cost of the project is approximately $70,000. Please contact Jimmy Defoor for more information at 325-670-9828.
Discretionary
Donate Future Fund Endowment
Future Fund impacts the lives of children and youth in our community. You can use this link to pay for your Future Fund membership, or you can make a gift of any amount to support the fund. Future Fund membership is $250 per year for an individual or couple for an annual membership; or $2,500 for a lifetime membership, which can be paid out over a three-year period. If you would like to become a Future Fund member, specify in the notes when making your contribution that the donation is for your membership.
  Donate Unrestricted Permanent Endowment
Unrestricted Funds help our community's non-profits' most pressing needs and concerns. Your gift to this fund can benefit those in every area of community life.
Donor Advised
  Donate Cordell’s Community Change Fund
Funds raised through this fund will be granted out to the nonprofit agencies Cordell's has identified as partners in our community. The initial partners are Strength for Life, Camp Able, Beyond Trafficking, West Texas Rehab Center and Treehouse Safe Exchange and Training Center.
  Donate Leadership Abilene Community Impact Fund
Gen. Operations
  Donate Downtown Abilene Enhancement Fund
This fund is used to support revitalization, enhancement and quality of life projects in Downtown Abilene.
  Donate General Operations
By giving to the General Operations fund of CFA, you are helping support our operations. If you give $200 or more, you will become a "Friend of the Foundation."
Other Funds