The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) awarded three grants totaling more than $14,000 to Alice organizations presenting them on Friday at the Alice City Hall.

A $4,200 grant went to the City of Alice to fund the City Library’s Families Reading Together Program as well as the Summer Reading Program. This program serves approximately 1,200 participants annually.

Community Action Corporation of South Texas received a $5,000 grant to help fund the Meals on Wheels Program that serves approximately 460 clients.

The third grant by the CBCF in the amount of $5,000 was awarded to Neighbors Offering Animals Hope (NOAH) to help fund their programs that fund low-cost rabies vaccinations, spay and neutering, pet adoptions, pet food donations and education of the public on the humane treatment of animals.

The CBCF is a charitable foundation established in 1981 to help meet charitable and educational needs and enhance and improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend area through grants to charitable organizations. Since its inception the CBCF has awarded over $100 million in grants and scholarships to deserving recipients.

The CBCF will also be conducting the Coastal Bend Day of Giving on November 13, 2018, in which 50 coastal bend charitable organizations will conduct their own fund raising, and the CBCF will match the funds raised up to $17,500. The participating organizations which serve the City of Alice are Alice Volunteer Services, Boys & Girls Club of Alice, and CASA of Kleberg County (Brush Country CASA). These organizations will be contacting citizens for this campaign so that the contributions can be doubled.