SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo Health Foundation has awarded $1,025,807 to six area nonprofits, board chair David Lupton announced Thursday in a press release.
Since inception, 233 organizations and 823 projects have benefitted from more than $60 million in foundation funding.
Grants chair Steve Cecil said the following grants encompass community impact, education, mental health, health care and youth development:
- Girl Scouts of Central Texas was awarded $40,000 to fund the Mobile STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Program.
- Howard College of San Angelo was awarded $112,493 for a coordinator and expenses to continue nonprofit training.
- La Esperanza Clinic, Inc. was awarded $500,000 towards renovations of a new clinic building.
- Railway Museum of San Angelo was awarded $73,314 for the purchase of a new HVAC system.
- Tom Green County Library was awarded $200,000 toward renovations to the North Branch Library.
- West Texas Rehabilitation Center was awarded $100,000 for improvements to the Camp Rehab property.
The San Angelo Health Foundation has helped Howard College of San Angelo with grants for several years for their nonprofit to be up and running.
"The grant money will fund speakers to come in for the workshops and it also has written in their scholarships for these individuals to come and take this lead in certificate because we know nonprofits in particular don't have a lot of money for individuals to come and do professional development," Howard Collage's Dean of Workforce Development Nicole Stevens said.
Stevens said the grant will also help with a new initiative called "lead in ten," a certificate program particularly for individuals to go in for their up and coming leaders.
Girl Scouts of West Texas is also one of the nonprofit organizations that was awarded through the foundation. The grant will be used towards their science, technology, engineering and math programs.
"The grant is helping us helping us to serve girls in places that we were not able to reach prior to this funding so we will continue to be innovative with our programing," Kayla Robinson, Girl Scouts of West Texas, Stem program specialist said.