Giving Tuesday event generates over $30,000 for PAE

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Giving Tuesday event generates over $30,000 for PAE

January 8, 2018 News 0

Article by William Carroll first appeared in the Plainview Herald on Monday, January 8, 2018.

The Plainview Area Endowment’s recent Giving Tuesday event was a huge success as the endowment received $30,881.25, which qualified the entity for an additional $2,498.98 match from the Community Foundation of West Texas.

The event, which was held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, was the second time the endowment had participated. The endowment hosted booths at the United Supermarket on Olton Road and the Amigos United at 2403 N. Columbia St. on that Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is an event that started in New York in 2012 and currently includes over 30,000 non-profit groups world-wide.

Endowment board member John Tye said in an email that all donations from Nov. 1 through Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28) were counted as qualifying donations for a match that was allocated among several non-profits affiliated with the Community Foundation of West Texas.

On Thursday, the endowment handed out $22,541 in grants to seven area entities.

Tye said that the endowment has also given out $6,500 in scholarship grants this year. Tye said that since the endowment’s founding in 2010, it has given out$84,400 in grants and approximately $26,000 in scholarships. The endowment currently has a fund totaling approximately $900,000.

The next major grant application deadline is coming soon. The deadline for the Sybil Harrington Endowment for the Arts is set for Jan. 15. The grant is restricted to organizations in Lubbock and Hale counties that are 501(c) (3) or equivalent. Grants may be made for start-up funding, general operating support, program support, equipment and facilities, emergency needs and demonstration programs. Also, grants will not be made to individuals, for political purposes, to retire indebtedness or for payment of interest or taxes. All grant recipients must report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project within one year of the award. Those interested in the Sybill Harrington Endowment for the Arts may contact Denise Oviedo at (806) 762-8061 or via email at denise@cfwtx.org.

Other grants include mini-grants for teachers in Plainview and the surrounding areas, scholarship grants and the endowments standard grants. Deadline for the teachers’ grants is June 15, and for the standard grants is Oct. 1.

Source: Plainview Herald

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