Slaton Area Endowment to Award Over $7,000 in Community Grants

Regional Affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas

Slaton Area Endowment to Award Over $7,000 in Community Grants

October 10, 2017 News Press Release 0

The Slaton Area Endowment, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas, was created in 2013 to give the people of Slaton the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their community.

The Slaton Area Endowment (SAE) was created by and for the people of this area, and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas.  Today the endowment has over $250,000 and supports funds for 7 designated organizations. To date, the endowment has given 30 grants totaling $36,325.37 to area non-profits. Each year, as the endowment grows, the group is able to give back even more to the community.  This year alone the Slaton Area Endowment will add to those numbers as they will give over $7,000 in grants supporting worthy organizations and causes in the area.

Due to generous endowments and donations, the SAE now has over $250,000 in our fund balance, 7 designated funds, and is pleased to award $7,225 during this grant cycle.

The Slaton Area Endowment is proud to announce the 2017 grant recipients:

  • City of Slaton Emergency Services-Santa Red & Blue
  • Mercy Manna-Food for the Needy
  • Slaton City Library-Literacy Café Reading Program
  • Slaton ISD-Emergency Preparedness
  • Slaton Railroad Heritage Association-Little Red Caboose
  • Slaton Senior Citizens Center-Meals on Wheels
  • Weekend Snack Sack Program-Weekend Snack Sack Program

When: Friday, October 13, 2017 during halftime of 7:30pm homecoming game Slaton vs Muleshoe
Where: Tigers Stadium, halftime of game

If you would like to learn more about the Slaton Area Endowment, how to get involved, donate, or apply for a 2018 grant, please visit

Slaton Area Endowment
PO Box 91
Slaton, Texas 79364

Members of the Slaton Area Endowment Advisory Board are:
Mark Meurer, Chair
Jonathan Bloxom
Richard Edwards, Advisor
Kevin Buxkemper
David Ehler
Dubbin Englund
Billy Gonzales
David Gossett
Roger Kitten
Claricia Osuna
Wayne Schilling
Lynette Swanner
Shirley Tucker
Martha Turney
Sherrell Wilson
Ann Marie Wright

Save the Date! “Giving Tuesday” – Tuesday, November 28, 2017