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The Shelton Family Foundation provides support to qualifying nonprofit organizations for eligible projects and programs.


Explore opportunities and view grant award information:

About the Shelton Family Foundation

The Shelton Family Foundation was established in 1996 by A.B. “Stormy” Shelton with the intent to benefit the citizens of Abilene and the Big Country area. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton’s legacy of service to others and their generous spirit lives on through the Shelton Family Foundation today. The board is pleased to support local needs and they look forward to reviewing grant proposals.

 A.B. “Stormy” Shelton  

 Patty Hanks Shelton  

Nonprofit Eligibility

Eligible organizations must hold a current tax-exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. This includes traditional nonprofit agencies with current 501(c)(3) status, recognized government entities requesting funds for public charitable purposes, K-12 schools, community/junior colleges, colleges and universities, or faith-based organizations with programs or projects that benefit the community at large.

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Requests are limited to IRS tax-exempt organizations that serve Abilene and the Big Country area with projects or programs that support these areas of focus:

  • Basic Human Services and Essential Needs

  • Education

  • Health

  • Community Development

Application Process

Online Access

Grant applications are submitted using an online grants management system called, “Foundant GLM.” A login link to Foundant GLM can be found here or by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.


The Shelton Family Foundation board meets to review grant proposals in February and August each year but will accept grant proposals throughout the year.

More Information

  • Questions about your organization's eligibility and/or request? Contact Jennifer Vinson at the Shelton Family Foundation at

  • Questions about the online application or submission process? Contact Michelle Parrish, grants director, at the Community Foundation of Abilene at The Community Foundation of Abilene provides process administration and due diligence services for Shelton Family Foundation. 

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