CCF Grants $77k During Recent Grant Cycles

Philanthropy in our great Coleman County is alive and well after another round of grant-making!

The Coleman County Foundation granted more than $77,000 to local nonprofit organizations during the Fall 2016 and 2017 Friends of the Coleman County Foundation grant cycles.  Below is a list of the organizations that received grants and some information about the projects being funded.

$57,053 of that was granted during the 2016 Fall Cycle, and $20,000 was granted during the Friends of CCF Cycle.

The Community Foundation of Abilene manages the Coleman County Foundation, and Grants Director Michelle Parrish praised the CCF grant committee for its work in choosing grant recipients.

“The grant committee works diligently to ensure funds are used wisely, and all for the benefit of Coleman County residents,” Parrish said.

See the list of organizations to receive grants and the projects being funded below.

2016 FALL GRANT CYCLE

Christian Family Ministries of Coleman County – Support for “Backpacks for Kids” Weekend feeding program

Coleman County Youth Activity Center – Funding to replace flooring in the Bill Franklin Center

Coleman Police Department – Funds to purchase 8 new body camera for the Patrol Sergeants and Officers of the CPD

Coleman Volunteer Fire Department – Support for a 5% FEMA grant match to provide a new fire engine and 20 new self-contained breathing apparatuses for the CVFD

Hendrick Medical Center – 2nd (and final) payment of matching grant to support the renovation of the Coleman Room at Hendrick League House

Lake Coleman Volunteer Fire Dept. and Community Center – Funding to purchase a new commercial refrigerator and 100 lb. ice maker (Coleman County as fiscal agent)

Matthew 25 Ministries – To support 2017 BattleCry Teens trip to Abilene

Santa Anna Park and Armory Committee – Funds to replace playground equipment in James Gray Memorial City Park

 

2017 FRIENDS OF CCF GRANT CYCLE

5Ladies – Funding for the Rodeo Wall (outdoor mural and recognition signs on Pecan Street); Coleman County acting as fiscal agent

Coleman County First Responders Organization – Funds to send 8 individuals through the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician training program; Coleman Volunteer Fire Department acting as fiscal agent

Coleman Volunteer Fire Department – Purchase and replace wildland firefighter personal protective uniforms and emergency fire shelters

Novice Volunteer Fire Department – Funding to complete electrical needs of new station

South Coleman County Volunteer Fire Department – Funding to purchase equipment (fire extinguishers, hooligan tools, and light bars)

The Ark – Purchase ad space in local Coleman newspaper, online media, radio spots, and printed materials for use in Coleman County

 

GALLERY FROM 2017 FRIENDS OF COLEMAN COUNTY FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP PARTY AT RLV WINERY: