Plainview Area Endowment presents $22k in grants
Article by William Carroll first appeared in the Plainview Herald on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
The Plainview Area Endowment gave out $22,541 in grant funds Thursday at Happy State Bank in Plainview to seven area entities.
The Endowment presented checks to the following entities: $5,000 to College Hill Elementary; $1,150 to Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center; $1,500 to the Hale County Literacy Council; $1,200 to the Hale County Senior Citizens Association; $1,400 to Paws Pet Adoption of Plainview and $5,000 to the YMCA Plainview.
Several of the winners were on hand and told the assembled crowd what they intend to use the grant funds for.
Paws, since taking over from the Humane Society in 2014, has reduced the animal euthanasia rate from 79 percent to 68 percent. They will be using the money for their facility, specifically a special pen for cats.
The YMCA will be using the funds obtained through the grant to purchase new soccer goals, a new diving board for their pool and a pitching machine for their softball program.
Compassionate Care Pregnancy Center will be using the funds to pay for a laptop and for necessary programs for the center’s daily operation.
College Hill will be using the funds to help pay for new playground equipment for the school. Originally the school set as their overall goal $25,000 for the playground equipment. Due to the assistance of Plainview City Manager Jeffrey Snyder, they were able to get $66,000 worth of playground equipment for only $33,000, and with the help of an unnamed donor they were able to reach their financial goal.
The Plainview Area Endowment is an affiliate of Community Foundation of West Texas, and was created in 2010 to give the people of Plainview and surrounding counties the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their communities.
Today the endowment has over $876,000 and supports funds for 10 designated organizations. To date, the endowment has given 39 grants totaling $84,439 to area non-profits. Each year, as the endowment grows, the group is able to give back even more to the community.
Source: The Plainview Herald