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Children’s Fund Endowment

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A study recently done in Lubbock shows that Lubbock County has the highest rate of child abuse in the entire state. The number of abused or neglected children in Lubbock County is double the state average. (Source: KAMC) We have the opportunity to help innocent children who have experienced abuse and neglect. We have created an endowment, the Children’s Fund, designed to help children on the South Plains who have experienced abuse or neglect. Donating to this fund will ensure that children on the South Plains are protected. How does the fund...

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2017 Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship Recipients

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of West Texas is honored to award eight Lubbock County high school seniors with the Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship this year. This prestigious $20,000 scholarship is awarded to exceptional students who will be studying mathematics, science or engineering. Throughout the week, the Foundation surprised students at their schools to let them know they were chose to receive this award. We look forward to their continued success and wish them all well. 2017 Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship Recipients: Lexie...

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2017 Grantee Luncheon

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

2017 Grantee Luncheon

On April 12, 2017, the Community Foundation of West Texas  held its annual Grantee Luncheon recognizing (6) nonprofit organizations and the outstanding service they provide to Lubbock and the South Plains.  The Community Foundation recently announced over $680,000 distributed in grant dollars to non-profits throughout West Texas for the first quarter of 2017! Thank you also to Merrill Lynch who sponsored the luncheon and helped to present the Impact Award. IMPACT AWARD WINNER – CATHOLIC CHARITIES Catholic Charities of Lubbock was awarded the...

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2017 Lubbock Art Association Scholarship

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

2017 Lubbock Art Association Scholarship

This year the Community Foundation of West Texas is pleased to announce that the Lubbock Art Association Scholarship has been awarded to Ashley McClellan, a senior at Frenship High School. Ashley was one of eleven applicants for this scholarship that is given to a Lubbock County senior who plans to pursue art education at the post-secondary level. 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...

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Scholarship Spotlight: Association of Texas Leaders for Education

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Established in 1990, the Association of Texas Leaders for Education, commonly known as ATLE, serves to assist students who wish to pursue their education at a post-secondary level. ATLE has generously created a $1,000 scholarship for graduating, college bound Texas high school seniors. For more information on the Association of Texas Leaders for Education scholarship please click here. For more information on the Association of Texas Leaders for Education, please visit their official website at www.atle.org. If you are interested in this...

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Foundation awards over $2 million in 2016

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Since its inception in 1981, the Community Foundation of West Texas (Formerly Lubbock Area Foundation) has had the privilege and honor of awarding over $18 million in grants and scholarships to help better our community. Last year alone, the Community Foundation of West Texas was able to provide $2 million in the form of scholarships and grants to those in the South Plains region. More than $712,000 alone was given to grants and scholarships for education and youth in 2016. This is an outstanding and monumental accomplishment for the...

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