CNS Pantex announces latest round of employee-directed community grants

  • Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 pm

AMARILLO, Texas – Nonprofits in the Texas Panhandle will be better able to expand or continue their missions thanks to grants from Consolidated Nuclear Security’s (CNS) Pantex Community Investment Fund, administered by the Amarillo Area Foundation.

CNS, which manages the Pantex for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration, created an advisory committee to determine distribution of the funds. The committee prioritized the submissions from organizations located and operating in the 12 contiguous counties surrounding Pantex, which includes Armstrong, Carson, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Randall and Swisher.

Including the latest round of grants, CNS has donated more than $745,000 to area non-profit organizations since 2016 through the Amarillo Area Foundation.

“Our relationship with the Amarillo Area Foundation has enabled our employees to engage in the grant process in such an effective way,” said Jason Bohne, CNS Communications and Public Affairs director. “As a company, we’re happy to partner with community organizations for the betterment of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle—where our employees work, live, and give.”

The advisory committee selected grantee organizations based on the following funding preferences and priorities: Basic Needs, Child and Family Development, Education, Community Development, Financial Literacy, and Health and Wellness.

Pantex has invested nearly $750,000 in local nonprofits

Recipient Name Purpose Amount
Turn Center Support the Augmentative Comm. Project $10,000
A World for Children Support the Bridging the Gap program $5,000
Arrow Child and Family Ministries Provide improved food service for children $5,000
Sharing Hope Ministry Support the Empowering At-Risk Women program $7,500
Family Care Foundation Support Dental Assistance $7,500
Hope Lives Here Support Harley's Legacy program to support dogs & vets $7,500
Amarillo Children's Home Support the First Steps to Success program $7,500
Amarillo Area CASA Recruit, train, & retain CASA Volunteer Advocates $5,000
Catholic Charities of the TX Panhandle Support the Youth Shelter Bus purchase $5,000
The Salvation Army Support the Nights of Shelter program $5,000
Another Chance House Support the Live to Work, Work to Live program $5,000
American Red Cross Support the Home Fire campaign $5,000
Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America Support the Scoutreach Mobile Park Camp $5,000
High Plains Food Bank Support the Rural Food Delivery Service $5,000
Buckner Children and Family Services Support the Fostering Youth independence program $5,000
Hidden Falls Ranch Support HFR Camper Scholarships $5,000
Faith City Mission Support basic needs for the homeless $5,000
Upbring Support the Amarillo Foster in Texas program $5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation Support Wish Granting in the Texas Panhandle $5,000
Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation Support the CMN Beads of Courage program $5,000
Transformations by Amarillo Angels Support the Love Box/Dare to Dream programs $5,000
Claude Community Recreation Support Claude Softball Complex construction $2,500
Don Harrington Discovery Center Support Family Discovery membership $2,500
Pantex has invested nearly $750,000 in local nonprofits
Pantex has invested nearly $750,000 in local nonprofits


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.

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Steve Myers
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