Press Releases

Local Nonprofits Urged to Apply for Funding

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | 0 comments

The Lubbock Area Foundation (LAF) is accepting Grant Applications from local area nonprofits for the Community Funds Grants. LAF awards grants to area nonprofits in Lubbock and the 15 counties in our service area: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry and Yoakum Counties through the Community Funds Discretionary Grants four times a year. Applications for the second cycle are due April 1, 2015. The Discretionary Grants are available to organizations which are 501(c)(3) and in...

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Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in News, Press Release | 0 comments

The Lubbock Area Foundation (LAF) is now accepting applications for the more than 50 scholarships available to area individuals.  Requirements and application instructions are available on the Foundation’s website. The deadlines vary with the first deadline to apply being March 15, 2015. Through the generosity of individuals and organizations that have set up endowments and scholarships, LAF has been awarding scholarships to students throughout the South Plains since 1985. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $20,000 and are granted based on...

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CH Foundation and Lubbock Area Foundation joining forces in unique collaboration

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in News, Press Release | 0 comments

The CH Foundation and Lubbock Area Foundation, two of Lubbock’s best known philanthropic organizations, are joining forces in a unique collaboration that will help extend the legacies of both long-time community benefactors. The two entities will break ground at 4 p.m., Monday, November 10, at StoneCrest Office Park (79th Street and Iola) on a new building that will serve as headquarters for both institutions in a one-of-a-kind partnership between a private foundation and a community foundation. Lubbock and area media are invited to attend...

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Foundation to Award $20,000 to Post Elementary

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in News, Press Release | 0 comments

Post Elementary School to Receive $20,000 from the Lubbock Area Foundation and Scholastic Books On Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:00 am CST, the Lubbock Area Foundation and Scholastic Books will award $20,000 in grants to Post Elementary School for books, supplies and other items lost in the fire and not covered by insurance.  Scholastic Books graciously matched one for one the funds provided by the Lubbock Area Foundation.  The Lubbock Area Foundation contacted and worked closely with the Post Garza County Endowment Fund Advisory Board an...

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Minnie and Arch Underwood Family To Be Honored Thursday, Aug. 14th

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in News, Press Release | 0 comments

Members of the Lubbock media are invited to attend a news conference directly preceding Thursday’s 15th Annual Hero’s Luncheon honoring the Minnie and Arch Underwood Family. Members of the Underwood Family will speak and be available for interviews at that time. The news conference will begin at 10 a.m. in the Canyon Room of the Overton Hotel. Thursday has been declared Minnie and Arch Underwood Family Day by the Lubbock City Council. News  conference speakers will include Tom Prather (son of Mary Katherine and Wayne Prather),  Fred Underwood...

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Foundation to Award 2014 Hero

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, News, Press Release | 0 comments

The Minnie and Arch Underwood Family, one of the most influential and civic-minded families Lubbock and the South Plains have ever known, will be honored by the Lubbock Area Foundation during the 15th annual Hero’s Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2014. In advance of that event, Lubbock and area media are invited to attend a special news conference at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, where Mayor Glen Robertson and the Lubbock City Council will proclaim August 14, 2014 as Minnie and Arch Underwood Family Day. The news conference...

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E. Jay Matsler Estate Presents Significant Gifts for Historic Preservation and the Arts

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog, News, Press Release | 0 comments

Significant gifts to the Lubbock Area Foundation, the Museum at Texas Tech University and the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum will be announced at a Tribute Event to honor the legacy of E. Jay Matsler on Saturday, June 14th, 2014, at the Charles Adams Special Projects Gallery in Lubbock.  A number of pieces from his extensive private collection will be on display. Mr. Matsler’s gift to Lubbock Area Foundation reflects his roots as the child of a Hale County pioneer family and avid supporter of historic preservation.  The E. Jay Matsler...

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Lubbock Area Foundation Helps to Support Local Art Students With Scholarship and Visibility

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in News, Press Release | 0 comments

Today the Lubbock Area Foundation announced that an exceptional Lubbock County high school art student has been chosen to receive the Lubbock Art Association scholarship.  Founded in 1951, the Lubbock Art Association was a community based visual arts organization that played an active role in promoting the fine arts and art education in the South Plains region until its dissolution in 2003.   In furthering the Association’s efforts to strengthen the importance of the fine arts in this region for artists and art lovers, the Lubbock Art...

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Lubbock Area Foundation Announces $20,000 Scholarships for Five Students

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in News, Press Release | 0 comments

Today the Lubbock Area Foundation announced that five exceptional Lubbock County high school students have been selected to receive the prestigious Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship.  The Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship Endowment was established at the Lubbock Area Foundation in late 2006 with a gift of $3 million.  “These students were chosen based on their academic achievements and their determination to succeed as Harrington Scholars as they go on to pursue college degrees with majors in science, mathematics or engineering,”...

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Foundation Awards $217,661 to Arts Groups

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Press Release | 0 comments

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the Lubbock Area Foundation awarded more than $200,000 through 18 grants to area organizations whose missions are to utilize the visual and performing arts to educate, entertain or inspire local audiences. The Foundation announced their largest grant of $100,000 to the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association, which is in the process of soliciting funds for a new performing arts center in Lubbock. The grant will be paid out over 10 years. Funding for all of the awards were allocations from the Sybil...

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