FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
$125,000 invested in local nonprofits across Texas Panhandle
AMARILLO- Fourteen nonprofits in the Texas Panhandle are better able to continue or expand their missions thanks to grants from Consolidated Nuclear Security’s (CNS) Pantex Community Investment Fund. The fund is administered by the Amarillo Area Foundation.
CNS, which manages the Pantex Plant for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration, today announced the recipients of charitable funds totaling $125,000.
The company announced the fund availability in January 2016 as part of its commitment to the Amarillo and surrounding areas. A Pantex Community Investment Advisory Committee comprised of CNS employees reviewed proposals from 38 area organizations. After their evaluation, the committee recommended grant awards to CNS management and the Amarillo Area Foundation.
The advisory committee selected grantee organizations based on the following funding preferences and priorities: basic needs; children, youth, and family; community development; education; and health and wellness. Priority was given to proposals from organizations located and operating in the twelve contiguous counties surrounding the Pantex Plant.
A full listing of the recipient organizations and the funds they will receive are can be found HERE.
The $125,000 awarded today in addition to the $170,446.66 awarded in May 2016 gives a grand total of $295,446.66 awarded in 2016 by the Amarillo Area Foundation, on behalf of the CNS Pantex Community Investment Fund. Two grant cycles will be held in 2017 with application deadlines of February 15th and August 15th. Information regarding 2017 grant cycles will be released in January 2017.
The Amarillo Area Foundation is a community foundation that serves the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the Texas Panhandle. Since its inception in 1957, the Foundation has provided grants and a variety of other services to strengthen nonprofit organizations and the services they deliver.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the absolute priorities of safety, security, quality, mission delivery and cost efficiency.