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By Mike Travis
Post-Garza County Endowment Affiliate Chair
The Post-Garza County Endowment, an affiliate of Community Foundation of West Texas, recently awarded $30,063 in community grants to local non-profit organizations.
The Endowment, created in 2010, gives the residents of Post and Garza counties the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their community.
Today the endowment has more than $740,000 and supports funds for 17 designated organizations. To date, the endowment has given 106 grants totaling $247,843.81 to 19 area non-profits and students. Each year, as the endowment grows, the group is able to give back even more to the community.
This year alone, the Post-Garza County Endowment added to those numbers as it awarded $30,063 in grants supporting worthy organizations and causes in the area. Included in this year’s grants were $7,500 in COVID-19 relief funding.
Post-Garza Endowment 2020 community grant recipients include:
Caprock Cultural Association
Community Recovery Center
Garza County Trailblazers
Girl Scouts-Post Girl Scouts
Post Animal Refuge Center
Post Economic Development Corporation
Salvation Army of Post-Garza County
South Plains Council of Boy Scouts
VFW Post 6797
Post teachers Crystal Osborn and Sue Tidwell are 2020 recipients of the Community Foundation of West Texas Teacher Mini Grants. Each received funding for creative classroom projects.
To learn more about the Post-Garza County Endowment, how to get involved, donate, or apply for a 2021 grant, please visit www.postgarzacountyendowment.org or follow us on Facebook.
Post-Garza County Endowment
P.O. Box 5
Post, Texas 79356
Members of the Post-Garza County Endowment board are:
Mike Travis, Chair
Terry Bartlett, Past Board Chair
Judge Lee Norman, Advisory