Fund Distributions



Unrestricted funds are discretionary funds established by individual donors through contributions or bequests. The Foundation’s Board of Directors has discretion to use these gifts as they deem appropriate, often for competitive discretionary grantmaking. During 2016, the Foundation managed 22 Unrestricted Funds.

$1,595,878 in distributions in 2016


The ACE (Achievement through Commitment to Education) Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to improve graduation rates and academic performance at Palo Duro High School and has expanded to include Caprock High School and select students from Tascosa High School. 

$897,800 in distributions in 2016


Agency funds are those held for a specific nonprofit organization. When established as “endowed” funds, as is typically the case, the corpus is preserved by reinvesting quarterly earnings, or the agency may use the earnings based on the Foundation spending policy by taking quarterly or annual distributions. Agency funds that are not endowed allow use of fund principal in addition to income. The decision to reinvest or use quarterly earnings is established by the agency when the fund is created. During 2016, the Foundation managed 50 Agency Funds. 

$541,155 in distributions in 2016


To celebrate the Amarillo Area Foundation’s 50 years of service in 2007, area communities were invited to establish funds at the Foundation. The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation offered matching funds up to $50,000 in 2007 and again in 2008. By establishing these funds at the Foundation and taking advantage of the generous match, communities were able to begin building a legacy for their citizens through grantmaking and long-term growth. 

Thirty-seven Panhandle communities originally established funds to plan for the future and address the current needs of their residents. During 2016, the Foundation managed 32 Community Designated Funds. 

$260,818 in distributions in 2016


Donor advised funds are established to enable charitable giving. Donors often treat these funds as designated charitable savings accounts. During 2016, the Foundation managed 74 Donor Advised Funds.

$1,673,817 in distributions in 2016


Designated funds (a.k.a. Donor Designated funds) are typically established by one or more donors and require that the Foundation distribute income from the funds to a particular charity or for a particular field of interest. Thus, a designated fund may be designed to underwrite a particular charitable venture or purpose. During 2016, the Foundation managed 74 Donor Designated Funds. 

$3,549,049 in distributions in 2016


Field of Interest funds allow the donor or donors to instruct the community foundation to use available grant dollars in a certain program area such as education, health, youth, the environment, etc., with the Foundation or an advisory committee determining the specific recipient. During 2016, the Foundation managed 46 Field of Interest Funds.

$348,551 in distributions in 2016


Scholarship funds are typically endowed funds wherein investment income is used to fund scholarship awards. The application, selection, and award process is managed by the Foundation’s staff and a volunteer Scholarship Selection Committee; a small number of scholarship awards are selected by outside review committees. During 2016, the Foundation managed 83 Scholarship Funds. 

$355,880 in distributions in 2016

2016 Agency Fund Distributions
The CASA 69th District Fund
$ 19,064
The Bridge-Children's Advocacy Center Advise & Consult Fund
Armstrong County Museum, Inc. Advise and Consult Fund 15,901
Pampa Meals on Wheels Advise and Consult Fund 70,000
The Rector, Warden & Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church 60,000
Stratford ISD Education Foundation Advise and Consult Fund
Stratford Area Fdn, Inc, Stratford, TX Comm. Designated Fund
Children's Learning Centers Endowment Fund
Perry Memorial Library Endowment Fund
Golden Spread Council/Boy Scouts of America Endowment Fund
Perryton Satellite Center Endowment Fund
Turn Center Agency Endowment Fund
The Collingsworth County Historical Museum Endowment Fund
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. Endowment Fund
The Camp Alphie Fund
Girl Scouts of TX OK Plains, Inc End. Fund fbo Yucca Council
Canadian Area Fdn. Endowment Edward Abraham Memorial Home
The Dalhart Senior Citizens Association, Inc. Endowment Fund
The Amarillo Opera Endowment Fund
The Armstrong County Museum, Inc. Endowment Fund
The Golden Spread Senior Citizens Center, Inc. Endowment Fnd
Window On a Wider World (WOWW) Endowment Fund
The Clarendon College Scholarship Fund
$ 594,826


2016 Field of Interest Fund Distributions
Wellington Community Fund $ 14,000
The Future of Silverton Fund 2,698
The Canyon Community Fund 30,000
Canadian Area Legacy Advise and Consult Fund 15,000
Oldham County Development Fund 38,020
Future of Nazareth Fund 25,000
The Spearman Community Designated Fund 2,000
The Clarendon Community Fund 5,940
Women's Philanthropy Fund 40,000
The Gray-Pampa Community Fund 2,500
Turkey, Texas Community Designated Fund 50,000
Borger, Texas Community Designated Fund 25,000
The City of Bovina, Texas Community Designated Fund 696
The Kathy Ryan Rural Fire and Rescue Fund 30,000
  $ 280,854


2016 AAF Discretionary and Unrestricted Fund Distributions
L. R. Hagy Fund $ 59,928
B. M. and Frances Britain Fund 17,600
Layma Taylor Lister Fund 18,000
Pete and Wanda Gilvin Fund 61,000
Katherine E. Brady Fund 129,058
Legacy Fund 7,836
The Guyon Saunders Charitable Fund 22,164
The Clinton and Lucille Hinds Charitable Fund 2,000
Faye Hinson Fund 24,000
The Ronald R. Beasley Fund 20,000
Nona S. Payne Fund 10,000
Sybil B. Harrington Fund 14,866
The Don and Sybil Harrington Regional Medical Center Fund 72,740
The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation 1,137,186
  $ 1,596,378


2016 Donor Advised Fund Distributions
Grady and Andrine Smith Hazlewood Fund $ 65,500
The Jay O'Brien Family Advise and Consult Fund 25,500
The Bob and Fay Moore Advise and Consult Fund 9,700
The Emeny Fund 800
The Bill and Alice O'Brien Advise and Consult Fund 57,100
The J. Avery Rush III Advise and Consult Fund 15,000
The John and Jo Mozola Advise and Consult Fund 55,500
The Mary Ann and Earl Herring Fund for Children 25,000
The S. L. and Mildred Garrison Charitable Fund 87,500
The Daniel and Myrna Raffkind Advise and Consult Fund 10,350
The Gilliland Family Fund 72,240
The Bob and Lanna Hatton Charitable Fund 8,000
Newport Fund 12,000
The Amarillo Area Foundation Staff Advise and Consult Fund 1,500
Michael and Dalia Engler Advise and Consult Fund 101,500
The Joyce and William H. Attebury Advise and Consult Fund 500
Shamrock Community Educational Fund 8,253
The City of Lakeview, Texas Community Designated Fund 19,000
Texas Panhandle Archeological Research Fund 1,350
Dr. and Mrs. William P. Hale Charitable Fund 6,500
San Jacinto Lions Club of Amarillo Advise and Consult Fund 8,800
The Louise Bowers Slentz Foundation, Inc. Advise and Consult 30,000
The High Plains Coalition for Marriage and Family A & C 16,217
The West Family Fund 304,500
Stribling Endowment for Eveline's Sunshine Cottage 5,042
Jeff and Marsha Shrader Advise and Consult Fund 2,500
The LeRayne and B.A. Donelson Advise and Consult Fund 28,700
Paul A. Clark Family Fund 19,800
Cactus Feeders Hunger Fund 20,000
The Amos Family Fund 21,600
The Bob & Jackie Pearson Charitable Fund 2,500
The Katherine and Clay Stribling Donor Advised Fund 8,050
The Jule and Helen Minium Fund 1,235
Bob and Melody Grace Charitable Fund 59,600
Joann and Erich Drochner A&C Fund 22,050
The Malouf and Iris Abraham Advise and Consult Fund 43,963
The Periman Fund 2,000
  $ 1,179,350


2016 Donor Designated Fund Distributions
Harrington Foundation Exhibit Fund Amarillo Museum of Art $ 7,954
The Phelan Advise and Consult Fund 5,732
The Bob Ashworth Award for Outstanding Service 500
Lamar Lively Advise and Consult Fund 1,000
Sunray Band Boosters Community Designated Fund 10,215
The David D. and Nona S. Payne Foundation fbo PAWS Fund 53,589
Betty Bivins Childers Endowment Fund Amarillo Museum of Art 37,494
Harrington Foundation Endowment for Amarillo Museum of Art 7,078
The Carson County Square House Museum Endowment Fund 11,027
The Gerald Holman Lectureship Fund 1,200
Top of TX, TX Fed Women's Club End Fund fbo Girlstown USA 2,359
The Lee Bivins II Fund for National Public Radio 14,174
Amarillo Area Community Scholarship Fund 87,587
Family Support Services Endowment Fund 34,264
Don Harrington Discovery Center Endowment Fund 133,107
Quail Cemetery Association Endowment Fund 907
James & Livonia Doneghy - Collingsworth Co. Public Library 43,534
James & Livonia Doneghy Fund Collingsworth Co. Hospital Dist 43,044
The Feemster Family Fund 2,293
The Kathrine Wilson Endowment Fund 1,137
The Tom and Sylvia Boyer Endowment Fund 1,034
Edward Abraham Memorial Home Endowment Fund 13,555
Malouf and Iris Abraham End. Fund Canadian Community Center 2,321
Abraham End. Fund for First Presbyterian Church, Canadian 2,321
Amarillo Community Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences 40,994
The Sybil Harrington High Plains Food Bank Endowment Fund 5,549
Joe Pryor Fund for Public Radio 45,000
Texas Panhandle War Memorial Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund 47,000
Guyon Saunders Charitable Fund fbo Tyler St. Resource Cntr. 99,288
Perryton Activity Center Endowment Fund 21,811
Mary Frances Weir Lectureship in Cancer Treatment Endowment 6,000
John G. O'Brien Endowed Chair in Education 93,060
The Beehive, Inc. Endowment Fund 11,393
Shamrock Education Donald & Leoda Blackketter Endowed Fund 54,044
Citadelle Art Foundation Endowment Fund 158,233
The Wildorado Education Fund 2,347,862
The Gene and Carol Hendrix Fund 17,669
Harrington Foundation Award and Scholarship Fund for TTUHSC 4,000
Ranger Academic Enrichment Foundation, Inc. Fund 9,250
  $ 3,478,576


2016 Scholarship Fund Distributions
The ACE Endowment Fund $ 932,162
Alvin A. and Hattie Mae Bush Scholarship Fund 9,000
Lloyd P. and Kathryn M. Hayes Scholarship Fund 6,500
John S. Stiff Governmental Services Scholarship Fund 500
John Humphreys Memorial Scholarship 1,500
J. W. Gordon, Jr. and Betty C. Gordon Scholarship Fund 3,000
Waide-Betty Medical Scholarship Fund 1,000
Amarillo Handgunners Association Bill Goodson Scholarship 500
Charles Sheldon Memorial Scholarship Fund 500
The John W. Puckett Memorial Accounting Scholarship 500
Dr. Charles and Phyllis Seward Scholarship Assistance Fund 1,500
Wellington Ex-Students Association Scholarship Fund 900
Dr. Burwell Southern Scholarship 1,000
The Marjorie Urban Memorial Scholarship 3,000
The Madge Page Scholarship Fund 2,000
Dallam County 4-H Scholarship Fund 2,500
Paulus Schroeter Scholarship Endowment 75,000
Billy R. and Shirley Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund 250
Fred Woodward Endowed Scholarship Fund 500
Senator Teel Bivins Scholarship Fund 3,000
Novotny/Osborne Scholarship Fund 12,500
The Margaret Arthur Memorial Scholarship Fund 2,500
The June Darnell Memorial Scholarship Fund 1,000
The Clifton McNeely Endowment Scholarship Fund 1,000
Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District Scholarship 7,375
The L. Ray Vahue Scholarship Fund 500
Gaylia Cochran Scholarship Fund 1,500
Heather Nicole Moseley Memorial Scholarship Fund 500
Brandy Lee Leard Memorial Scholarship Fund 17,500
Gary Biggers/Rehm Family Passion for Learning Scholarship 1,000
Carson County Doug Nix Memorial Scholarship Fund 500
The Catherine White Memorial Scholarship Fund 11,250
Teresa Engler Raizen Scholarship Fund 1,750
Rocket House Scholarship Fund 1,000
Mike Lozano Memorial Scholarship Fund 2,500
Panhandle Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund 2,000
Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation 100,000
Blake Durham Scholarship Fund 1,000
John McGuire Memorial Scholarship Fund 5,250
Robert A. "Bob" and Margaret W. Kesterson Mem. Scholarship 750
Janet Sue Scivally Memorial Scholarship Fund 1,000
Cody Conaway Memorial Scholarship Fund 2,000
Jack and Marci McMicken Scholarship Fund 4,500
Jake Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund for Learning Disabled 450
Samuel Wallas Huggins/Helen Cowan Huggins Scholarship Fund 1,000
Love Your Neighbor Scholarship Fund 2,000
Edith Lois Wilson Memorial 4-H Scholarship Fund 1,000
The Max and Dorothy Baggerly Scholarship Fund 18,000
The Wellington High School Class of 1930 Scholarship Fund 1,081
Friends of Samnorwood School Scholarship Fund 1,700
Gruver Scholarship Fund 2,000
Jack B. Weinberger Memorial Scholarship Fund 250
Benjamin Gimp Raffkind Memorial Scholarship Fund 4,000
Malouf & Iris Abraham Scholarship Assistance Fund - TTU/Ag 3,500
Malouf & Iris Abraham Scholarship Assistance Fund - TTU/HS 1,500
Malouf & Iris Abraham Scholarship Assistance Fund - WTAMU 1,000
Malouf & Iris Abraham Scholarship Assistance Fund -Clarendon 1,500
Malouf & Iris Abraham Scholarship Assistance Fund - OPSU 500
Malouf & Iris Abraham Scholarship Assistance Fund/AC 2,000
Aubra Nooncaster PHS Class of 1952 Endowment Scholarship Fnd 3,500
XIT A&M Club John David Memorial Scholarship Fund 1,500
Katina E. Moyer Memorial Scholarship Fund 700
Firefighter Brian Hunton Memorial Scholarship Fund 1,000
Zachary Weir Memorial Scholarship Fund 3,000
Henry Hamilton Scholarship Fund 500
Jerry M. Speed Memorial Scholarship Fund 500
Fiesta Del Pueblo Scholarship Fund 500
Howard D. Graves Scholarship Fund 1,000
Sammye Lee Seabourn Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund 500
Patricia J. Fairchild Memorial Scholarship Fund 500
Harold & Mary Dalton Honor Scholarship Fund 400
Elesa Crump Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund 2,000
Texas Panhandle General Scholarship Fund 5,000
Lee and Dortha Keys Endowed Scholarship Fund 5,400
Louise Bowers Slentz Foundation Endowed Scholarship 22,500
Karen Poole Endowed Scholarship Fund 2,000
  $ 1,315,668