Established in 1981, the Lubbock Area Foundation changed its name to the Community Foundation of West Texas in September 2015.  The Foundation is one of more than 700 community foundations in the United States today. We serve the following counties that make up the Texas South Plains area, Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum by offering people a variety of ways to touch their community through philanthropic giving. 

Our professional staff has an in-depth understanding of the issues, opportunities and resources that shape our community. They monitor all areas of community need — including human services, education, the environment, healthcare, the arts and economic development. We can help you learn more about local agencies and programs that make a difference in areas you care about most.

We invest in the long term and bring people and organizations together, convening diverse voices to address local issues and opportunities. Our business is building community.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Community Foundation of West Texas is to improve the quality of life for all people in West Texas through the development of organized philanthropy.

The Community Foundation of West Texas envisions a flourishing West Texas made up of safe, thriving and diverse communities, strengthened by a dynamic and robust nonprofit sector that is critical to our quality of life, and that inspires civic participation through philanthropy.