Permian Basin Area Foundation announces $1.8 million in grant awards


MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar)- Permian Basin Area Foundation has awarded $1,843,500 to nonprofit organizations serving West Texans during its spring grant cycle.

The Foundation resumed its regular competitive grant cycles this year, after delaying last year’s spring cycle to focus on emergency funding due to the immediate needs presented by the pandemic.

“I am so proud of our nonprofit organizations who continue to step up and serve our community. We are hopeful and look forward to the day when we can gather together and celebrate these organizations and the wonderful work they are doing in our communities,” stated Grants Administrator Meagan Harris.

The competitive grants were awarded in early June. Grants were made to the following organizations:

  • 3:11 Ministries
  • Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter-Midland
  • Big Bend Conservation Alliance
  • Bynum School
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Cassatt in the Basin!
  • Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
  • Culberson County Food Pantry
  • Ector County ISD Education Foundation
  • Greater Ideal Family Life Center
  • Jeff Davis County Ambulance Service (The Mountain Medics)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas (West Texas Region)
  • Marathon Primary Care Service, Inc.
  • Marfa Studio of Arts
  • McDonald Observatory
  • Midland Education Foundation
  • Midland Historical Society
  • Midland Shared Spaces Inc.
  • Mission Center Adult Day Service
  • North Side Movement
  • Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department
  • Odessa College Foundation
  • Reflection Ministries of Texas
  • S.H.A.R.E
  • School of Constructive Arts
  • Scurry County United Way
  • Snyder Community Resource Center
  • Teen FLOW Youth Ministry
  • The Field’s Edge
  • The Prosthetic Foundation
  • West Texas Gifts of Hope
  • Young Audiences, Inc. of Houston
  • Yucca Blossom Montessori School

The Foundation also awarded $320,000 to 10 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 will debut a new online grant application system for the fall. Click here to view updates and new application procedures. The deadline to apply will continue to be October 1. 

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