Six nonprofits receive over $ 1 million from San Angelo Health Foundation


SAN ANGELO – More than $ 1 million in funding will go to local nonprofits to support STEM projects, pediatric programs and building renovations, according to a press release released Thursday by the San Angelo Health Foundation.

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Chairman of the Board, David Lupton, announced that the San Angelo Health Foundation had awarded $ 1,025,807 to six nonprofits in the region. Grants Chair Steve Cecil said the following grants encompass community impact, education, mental health, health care and youth development:

Girl Scouts of Central Texas

The Girl Scouts of Central Texas received $ 40,000 to fund the Mobile STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program. The Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. They support a diverse membership and offer a variety of programs. They have a staff of 726 girls who are served in the Concho Valley.

Donna Brosh, community recruiting manager, said the organization “is very grateful for funding from the San Angelo Health Foundation.”

“The Health Foundation was the first to support the Mobile STEM Experience Center since its inception three years ago,” Brosh said in a message to The Standard-Times.

Girl Scouts donned surgical gowns in the simulation labs during the STEM conference on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Angelo State University.

“Bringing STEM to Girl Scout Troops in San Angelo and surrounding areas was a challenge before Mobile STEM started,” she said. “Now, not only are we bringing science, technology, engineering and math to Girl Scouts, but we are also able to collaborate with community organizations and other nonprofits that serve children in our community. . “

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Howard College of San Angelo

Howard College of San Angelo received $ 112,493 for a coordinator and expenses to continue the nonprofit training. The goal of nonprofit training is to provide affordable, quality training targeting the unique needs of nonprofit professionals. Training began in 2018 and attendance exceeded initial expectations. Howard College offers a wide range of associate degrees, training certifications, and continuing education courses.

La Esperanza Clinic, Inc.

La Esperanza Clinic, Inc. received $ 500,000 for the renovation of a new clinic building. La Esperanza Clinic was established in 1994. It has grown in three locations and is a federally licensed community health center. Services offered include primary and dental care, prenatal care, pediatrics, laboratory services, vaccinations, physical exams at school and at work, women’s health, nutrition education, health counseling mental health and telepsychiatry.

San Angelo Railway Museum

The Railway Museum of San Angelo received $ 73,314 for the purchase of a new HVAC system. The museum is located in the Orient Santa Fe Historic Repository, located in the San Angelo Cultural District. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits artefacts related to the history of the railway. In addition, they offer living history tours led by volunteer tour guides in period costume, model train exhibits, a static train exhibit, and railway artifacts.

Moira Dickey admires a miniature train at the San Angelo Railway Museum during the inaugural Railway Days Festival on Saturday May 15, 2021.

Tom Green County Library

The Tom Green County Library received $ 200,000 for the renovation of the North Branch Library. Their mission is to provide the tools and resources that will allow each inhabitant of the county to succeed in a quest for knowledge, information and personal enrichment. The library can trace their roots back to 1929 with just one location. Now they have three branches that offer a multitude of services and programs for all ages.

“We are grateful to the Foundation and its trustees for recognizing the importance of this project and for graciously pledging their support,” library director Jill Donegan said in a message to The Standard-Times.

The San Angelo North Branch Library, seen here in this photo from Friday, April 16, 2021, is hoping to raise more than $ 1 million for a full renovation.

Donegan said the grant money will be used to expand the North Branch library, providing more computer space, a multi-purpose meeting room and upgraded equipment.

Donations are always sought to complete the project and can be made online through the San Angelo Area Foundation or at any location in the library.

Following:Overdue: San Angelo Library seeks funds for its first renovation since opening in the 1970s

West Texas Rehabilitation Center

The West Texas Rehabilitation Center received $ 100,000 for improvements to the Camp Rehab property. Since 1978, this 3-day camp has been offered free of charge to pediatric rehabilitation patients with various disabilities. Campers partner with a volunteer “buddy” to enjoy activities such as swimming, fishing, horseback riding, archery, arts and crafts, music and hay walks. The West Texas Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1953. They serve Abilene, San Angelo and Ozona.

Since its inception, 233 organizations and 823 projects have benefited from more than $ 60 million in funding from the Foundation, the statement said.

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