Programs

OUR PROGRAMS

Improving quality of life for Texas Panhandle Residents

DONOR SUPPORTED

The generosity of area donors allows the Amarillo Area Foundation to engage in these programs.

ADDRESSING COMMUNITY NEEDS

Developing and implementing initiatives and programs to address individual and community needs

IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE

To maximize our positive impact on the region, we strive to increase quality of life in the Texas Panhandle.

NONPROFIT
SERVICE CENTER

The Nonprofit Service Center (NSC) presented 8 workshops attended by 258 individuals from 192 nonprofits across the Texas Panhandle. Consulting services included board/staff training, strategic and development planning, campaign design, executive search, and policies review. The Executive Director Leader Circle provides educational and networking opportunities for nonprofit leaders.

Lunch and Learns

4 Free Lunch and Learns with 133 Participants

Rural Outreach Workshops

Presented in Childress, Borger, and Paducha with 144 Participants. Topic: Board Roles and Responsibilities

Executive Director Leader Circle

10 meetings with 172 participants and 55 Unique participants

Foundation Directory

68 Foundation Directory Online Tutorials and Visits

Consultations

114 Total consultations (advice or resources)

Total Organizations

Representing 192 Organizations

Scholarship Numbers

The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for different colleges/universities and fields of study, and eligibility for scholarships is based on the student’s county of residence, planned college or university, and/or anticipated field of study.

341,488

THRIVE

765768

ACE

559552

TRADITIONAL

No Limits No Excuses

From presenting our program on a national stage, to engaging regional stakeholders in education and workforce issues, and reaching a milestone in partnership numbers, 2019 was a momentous year for No Limits No Excuses. On the national front, the Lumina Education Foundation selected NLNE as a finalist for their annual Innovation Challenge. NLNE was one of only three programs in the nation to compete at the LiftEd conference in San Francisco, and the partnership earned a $5000 award. Back at home, NLNE was focused on bringing together area industry leaders and educators to engage both sectors in meaningful collaboration and inspire resulting action.

To that end, the Partnership presented Building Your Future Workforce, a community-wide presentation featuring Regional Economist Rich Froeschle on the economic impact of aligning education and industry and how those partnerships contribute to a thriving workforce. NLNE also hosted the first of a series of events called EdIND Collaborate which continue to bring together Texas Panhandle educators and industry leaders to ensure our education programs align with industry needs.

62

Of professionals learned of elements of education programs related to their industry which require adjustment

50

Of professionals proposed or initiated new student opportunities

31

Of professionals changed their student recruitment procedures

25

Of professionals changed student interview procedures

25

Of professionals have developed at least one collaborative effort with a school

68

Of professionals made at least one connection with an educator

significant Growth

Finally, NLNE’s partnership grew significantly in 2019, adding 37 organizations and celebrating the 50th Partner milestone. The Partnership celebrated City Machine of Amarillo as the 50th Partner. NLNE ended 2019 with 54 area organizations in its membership.

Grant Totals

Discrectionary

$3,090,580

Pantex

$125,000

Women's Philanthropy Fund

$40,000

Pattern Panhandle Wind

$149,179

Slentz

$500,000

Total

$3,904,759