CNS Pantex announces latest round of employee-directed community grants
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.
|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|
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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