Grantmaking

FYE 2018
Animal Birth Control (ABC) Clinic
$83,328.00
Animal Resource and Transport Program
Art Center of Waco
$47,163.52
New Building Part 1- The Art Center of Waco
Art Center of Waco
$100,000.00
New Building Part II – Art Center of Waco
Baylor University
$74,000.00
Mathematics for Early Learners Academy (MELA)
Caritas of Waco
$35,284.00
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education – Expansion
Carter BloodCare
$36,000.00
Blood donation collection van
CASA of McLennan County
$100,000.00
A Forever Home for CASA
City Center Waco
$60,000.00
Facade Improvement Incentive Program
Creative Waco
$5,000.00
Art-Prenticeship Pilot
Creative Waco
$42,000.00
Sculpture Zoo Project
Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
$50,000.00
Phase V Restoration Plan – DP Museum
Family Abuse Center
$6,072.00
Replacement of Shelter Washing Machines & Dryers
Family Health Center (Heart of Texas Community Health Center, Inc.)
$120,000.00
Executive Transition
Grassroots Community Development
$176,000.00
Grassroots Leadership Development and expansion to serve South Waco
Greater Waco Collective Impact Initiative dba Prosper Waco
$100,000.00
Director of Collaboration and Operations
Historic Waco Foundation, Inc.
$180,000.00
Collection Management
La Vega ISD
$177,572.50
Connecting with Students through STREAM
Meals on Wheels (Central Texas Senior Ministry)
$10,271.93
3 Cargo Food Delivery Vehicles
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
$200,000.00
Title X Replacement Funds, Waco
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
$11,033.00
Rental Enhancement
The Salvation Army Waco
$26,681.00
Fresh Start Roof Labor
United Way of Waco McLennan County
$100,000.00
United Way Grant-Making and Technology Conversions
Viable Options in Community Endeavors (VOICE)
$19,600.00
Waco Breakout Program
Historic Waco Foundation, Inc.
$15,900.00
Race & Equity Project, Year 2
Historic Waco Foundation, Inc.
$80,000.00
Community Loan Center
Waco Habitat for Humanity
$55,000.00
Technology Refresh
Waco Symphony Association, Inc.
$10,000.00
Four Columns Social Media
FYE 2017
Waco Habitat for Humanity
$30,000.00
To purchase a vehicle for the ReStore
Humane Society of Central Texas
$20,000.00
To purchase a truck to transport a Mobile Adoption Trailer
Waco Community Development Corporation
$35,000.00
To support the Grassroots Leadership Training Program
Historic Waco Foundation, Inc.
$30,000.00
To support the What About Waco Docu-series on Waco History
Family Health Center (Heart of Texas Community Health Center, Inc.)
$55,000.00
To fund a Grant Writer
Family Abuse Center
$20,000.00
To purchase new kitchen equipment
Historic Waco Foundation, Inc.
$1,000.00
To support the Footsteps of African American History exhibit opening reception
Skillpoint Alliance
$65,000.00
To support the Empower Program
World Hunger Relief, Inc.
$42,220.00
To purchase a new refrigerator and support the Healthy Eating Capacity Building Program
Baylor University
$30,000.00
To support the Baylor CARE project
Compassion Ministries
$100,000.00
To support transitional housing
Creative Waco
$10,000.00
To fund the “AMP Experts” program
The Arc of McLennan County
$70,000.00
To purchase a wheelchair bus
AVANCE Waco
$50,000.00
To fund the Director of Support Services position
Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center
$9,094.50
To fund Community PECS Training
YMCA of Central Texas
$120,000.00
To support the “It’s Time” Capital Campaign
FYE 2016
Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco
$ 8,000.00
To fund repairs on swimming pools
AVANCE Waco
$ 55,436.00
To fund a capacity building initiave
Prosper Waco
$100,000.00
To fund a Community Scorecard and data gathering project
Texas State Technical College
$58,250.00
To fund the TSTC Waco Challenger Learning Center
Making Awesome Things Happen
$5,000.00
To fund a summer math camp
Waco Cultural Arts Fest
$115,783.00
To fund the Doris Miller Reflecting Pond
McLennan County Medical Society
$ 15,000.00
To fund the preservation of medical oral history in Waco
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
$ 146,250.00
To fund the Community Room at a new facility in Waco
Cenikor Foundation
$ 40,000.00
To fund a Sober House
American Red Cross – Heart of Texas Chapter
$ 37,838.75
To fund the purchase of a new vehicle for disaster relief
CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties
$ 33,000.00
To fund a full-time CASA recruiter
Family Abuse Center
$ 14,000.00
To fund new beds for the Family Abuse Center Shelter
Waco Civic Theatre
$ 26,000.00
To fund updates to the lighting system
Compassion Ministries
$ 5,493.00
To fund updates to the parking lot
McLennan Community College Foundation
$ 100,000.00
To fund new equipment in the Radiology Technology Department
Texas Ramp Project
$10,000.00
To support startup costs for the Waco Ramp Project
Central Texas Senior Ministry
$69,925.00
To fund the development of a care management plan
Greater Waco Sports Commission
$32,500.00
To fund the Executive Director position
Dr. Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
$43,000.00
To fund the new Soda Shop
FYE 2015
YMCA of Central Texas
$ 32,720.50
To fund costs associated with the merger with Kids & Co.
Methodist Children’s Home
$ 59,679.36
To fund the Charter School Lighting Project
Carter BloodCare
$ 40,000.00
To purchase a new Bloodmobile
Prosper Waco (Greater Waco Collective Impact Initiative)
$ 75,000.00
To support the search for an Executive Director
World Hunger Relief, Inc.
 $ 75,000.00
To support startup costs for the Veggie Van
Central Texas Senior Ministry
 $ 20,000.00
To update communication system and purchase tablets for staff
Dr. Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
 $ 25,000.00
To prepare Kellum-Rotan building for exhibit installation
Big Brothers Big Sisters- Waco and McLennan County
 $ 15,000.00
To support a pilot project of a learning outcomes model for match activities
Family Abuse Center
 $ 10,649.00
To fund parking lot repairs
City of Waco
 $ 100,000.00
To support the Waco Animal Shelter Renovation Project (parking lot)
Waco Chamber of Commerce Community Development Foundation
 $ 55,000.00
To support the formation of Creative Waco and the establishment of a cultural district for Waco
City of Waco
 $ 45,000.00
To support the Central Library parking lot renovation
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
$ 31,535.00
To fund technology enhancements
FYE 2014
West, TX Disaster Relief Fund (Waco Foundation)
$20,000.00
To support rebuilding West, Texas after the fertilizer plant explosion.
Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
$29,925.42
To replace the roof.
Christian Women’s Job Corps
$2,000.00
To support the GED program.
Central Texas Senior Ministry
$20,000.00
To purchase a mini-van for Medicaid client transportation.
Waco Civic Theatre
$15,750.00
To replace a sidewalk and create a new ramp and doorway in order to make the theatre more accessible.
Waco ISD
$100,000.00
To support the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy.
KWBU/Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation
$30,000.00
To support moving the the transmitter to a new location.
REACH Theraputic Riding Center
$5,750.00
To enhance the outdoor arena.
Animal Birth Control Clinic
$35,000.00
To support expansion of low-cost spay/neuter for low-income pet-owners.
Waco Community Development Corporation
$20,000.00
To purchase technology upgrades.
Compassion Ministries
$23,960.00
To paint the exterior of Hope House and Hope House Too.
AVANCE- Waco
$43,290.37
To open a new program site at the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy.
FYE 2013
Central Texas Senior Ministry
$18,661.00
To purchase a new 60-gallon steam kettle and insulated food carriers.
Waco Community Visioning Project
$2,939.42
To support the bi-annual Report Card and Expo.
HOT Urban Gardening Coalition
$11,138.00
To support the establishment of an Urban Training Farm.
Boys & Girls Club of Waco
$23,000.00
Emergency funds to replace the air-conditioning unit at the Brownfield Club.
Waco-McLennan County Health District
$5,000.00
To replicate a proven program of outreach and free HIV and Syphilis testing: Hip Hop for HIV Awareness.
Center for Learning and Development
$10,000.00
To produce a video series designed to teach research-based study strategies to secondary and post-secondary students in Waco schools.
YMCA of Central Texas
$46,125.00
Scholarships for summer programs at the Doris Miller YMCA.
Waco ISD
$73,894.00
To support the start-up of Parent Leadership Institute for Waco ISD.
Waco Habitat for Humanity
$32,000.00
To provide critical home repairs for elderly, low-income homeowners in the Carver Neighborhood.
Waco-McLennan Health District
$6,845.57
To support a collaborative effort for a Community Health Needs Assessment.
Carter BloodCare
$5,000.00
To support a new blood collection, production, and distribution facility.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
$33,014.61
To support the Patient Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance for family planning services.
Family Abuse Center
24,000.00
Purchase of a van to provide transportation for those living in the shelter.
FYE 2012
Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative
$250,000.00
Funds for the Low-gravity drop tower as well as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exhibits and kiosks at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
Dr. Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute
$60,000.00
Funds to link the original facility and the Kellum-Rotan building with ramps, a walkway, and a canopy.
Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
$15,850.00
Funds for hardware, software, and staff to transition to electronic storage of case files.
McLennan County Hunger Coalition
$20,000.00
Funds for additional staff to train volunteers for the SNAP program.
The Arc of McLennan County
$18,881.00
Funds for a new roof and drainage system.
Meals & Wheels
$26,938.00
Funds for technology upgrades.
Talitha Koum Institute
$40,790.00
Funds to create a training curriculum to enable Talitha Koum to share expertise in therapeutic methods, early brain development, and working with families in poverty.
MCC Foundation
$57,366.00
Funds to purchase a high fidelity manikin for the Simulation Labor and Delivery Room, as part of the Health Professions Complex.
Caritas
$100,000.00
Funds to create a new main entry, waiting room, and restrooms.
The Freeman Center
$75,000.00
Funds for expansion and remodeling of lobby, treatment room, and education office.
Habitat for Humanity
$26,985.00
Funds to support a pilot project for a new Owner-Occupied Home Rehab program.
World Hunger Relief
$23,091.00
Funds for a new Education Coordinator position and enhancement of education facilities.
REACH Therapeutic Riding Center
$5,000.00
Funds to provide therapeutic riding sessions for children and adults with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.
Camp Fire, Tejas Council
$96,348.00
Funds a three year grant to establish Operation Bully Free. *This grant was taken over by the YMCA of Central Texas.
Baylor University-BRIC
$22,500.00
Funds for a seminar presented by The Association of University Research Parks to help in the establishment of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
Animal Birth Control Clinic
$5,000.00
Funds for technology upgrades.
Meals & Wheels
$20,000.00
Funds to hire a system analyst to evaluate current computer systems, make recommendations, and identify sources for the development of software programs in order to improve and expand services.
Waco Mammoth Foundation
$30,000.00
Funds to help pay for the children’s area at the Waco Mammoth Site.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
$10,345.00
Funds for archival supplies and storage systems to protect the museum’s collection.
Family Abuse Center
$29,460.00
Funds to purchase a new van.
FYE 2011
Waco Symphony Orchestra
$35,000.00
Funds to support a free concert in Indian Springs Park and other festivities to
celebrate Waco Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary.
Talitha Koum Institute
$27,654.00
Salary and benefits to hire an additional educator for one year.
World Hunger Relief
$50,982.00
Stepped down funding for a new Education Coordinator position and for
enhancement of their education facilities.
Avance Waco
$35,788.00
Funds for two early childhood aides and a challenge grant.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
$18,625.00
Funds for a recruitment campaign as Big Brothers Big Sisters becomes
reestablished locally.
Smart Start Child Care Association
for Touchpoints Greater Waco Coalition
$12,550.00
Funds for train-the-trainer training in Brazelton’s Touchpoints Approach.
Dr. Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute
$48,000.00
Funds for a restroom in the new Visitor Services Center in the Kellum-Rotan Building.
YMCA of Central Texas
$13,544.00
Funds for marketing, equipment, and personnel for a pilot project that
addresses childhood obesity.
Potter’s Vessel Ministries, Inc.
$10,000.00
Funds to support an event that will bring charitable dental care to
more than 1,000.
Meals & Wheels
$20,000.00
Funds to purchase a used van for the delivery of meals.
Animal Birth Control Clinic
$48,000.00
Funds to build a paved parking lot at their new facility.
FYE 2010
Heart of Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
$6,000.00
Funds for an audit.
McLennan Community College Foundation
$100,000.00
Funds to replace old pianos with new Steinways.
Scott & White Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Campus
$40,000.00
Funds to fill the gap in funding for the SeniorSafe program.
Waco Performing Arts Company
$47,500.00
Funds for Spring expenses, an audit, and expert assistance to the Board
and Advisory Committee.
Waco Housing Opportunities Corporation
$99,300.00
Funds to cover preliminary costs related to a new low-income housing
apartment building.
Waco Cultural Arts Fest
$18,000.00
Funds to develop a five-year strategic plan.
Carter BloodCare
$40,000.00
Funds for a fully equipped mobile blood collection van.
Greater Waco Education Alliance
$10,000.00
Funds to support a Tutor Training Coordinator.
American Red Cross
$7,925.00
Funds for fundraising software and conversion of existing donor records.
Waco Habitat for Humanity
$7,772.00
Funds to renovate their old office space for AmeriCorp/Vista workers.
Waco Humane Society & Animal Shelter
$8,000.00
Funds to hire an expert in strategic planning for animal shelters.
William Cameron Park Centennial Celebration, City of Waco
$25,000.00
Funds for a year of festivities to mark the 100 year anniversary.
Talitha Koum Institute
$25,000.00
Funds to develop a long-term sustainability strategy.
Family Abuse Center
$7,751.00
Funds to repair the shelter’s HVAC system.
Central Texas Senior Ministry
$7,630.00
Funds for a new double convection oven.
FYE 2009
City of Waco
$25,000.00
Funds to support the creation of a new Greater Downtown Master Plan
and Economic Development Strategy.
Waco Performing Arts Company
$36,500.00
Funds for a comprehensive Rehabilitation Master Plan.
Waco ISD–West Avenue Elementary
$57,732.00
Funds for new playground equipment.
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
$3,400.00
Funds for support related to Homeless Connect, VISTA volunteers,
and informational tools.
Kids & Company
$17,900.00
Funds to renovate the Edna Facility kitchen.
Council on Foundations
$3,592.00
Contribution over $500 dues to this organization that promotes philanthropy,
tracks important issues related to foundations, and provides education and
training for persons involved with grantmaking.
Mayborn Museum at Baylor
$18,000.00
Funds to support the Leonardo’s Workshop and four “apprentices” videos for the
Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion exhibit.
Southern Little League
$30,000.00
Funds for baseball lights, bleachers and related expenses for the junior boys’ field.
The Texas Institute of Letters
$2,500.00
Funds for a reception at the Dr. Pepper Museum when the TIL meets in Waco.
NeigborWorks Waco
$25,000.00
Funds for parking lot and related improvements.
Community Education Summit
$10,000.00
Funds for the Summit, where citizens will convene to develop a community
plan to increase the overall education level in McLennan Co., a component
being to develop an understanding that the entire community shares
responsibility for educating all citizens.
Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
$13,587.00
Funds to replace carpeting and plumbing after flood damage.
Waco League of Women Voters
$2,500.00
Funds for 20,000 Voters Guides to be distributed to locations in McLennan County.
Planned Parenthood of Central Texas
$33,530.00
Funds to remodel the Mary Ruth Duncan Women’s Health Center.
Waco Cotton Palace Pageant, Inc.
$15,000.00
The Pageant’s storyline was revised to make it more appropriate for
contemporary audiences. Funds for the script, technical direction and
staging, new music, videos, scenery, and costumes.
KWBU/Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation
$15,000.00
Funds to provide more programming through a second, HD-2 radio stream.
Cameron Park Zoo
$35,000.00
Funds for the Asian Forest Expansion.
Freeman Center
$33,025.00
Funds to repair and renovate their new administrative headquarters.
Waco Symphony Association
$96,250.00
Funds for a full-time Development Director.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
$17,500.00
Funds for a Seniors with Amazing Talents program that helps local
nonprofit organizations.
Waco Chamber Community Development Foundation
$50,000.00
Funds for studies related to the creation of a research and technology
commercialization park.
Vanguard College Preparatory School
$20,000.00

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