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Texoma Gives 2017 Celebration Video

Texoma Gives 2016 Celebration Videos

Wichita Falls Area Community Floundation Annual Banquet 2015

Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation 2014 Video

The Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation is a not-for-profit philanthropic institution organized and operated primarily as a collection of charitable funds that will have long term benefit for the Wichita Falls area. Theses funds are used wisely and efficiently to respond to area needs and to sustain existing organizations and institutions through grants in many areas, including arts, culture, education, environment, historic preservation, health, and human services.

The quality of life for the Wichita Falls area will forever be enhanced by the philanthropic legacy that is being built at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.

2013 Annual Meeting Video

WFACF Gather Grow Grant Campaign from WFACF on Vimeo.

2012 Annual Meeting Video

WFACF 2012 Websm from WFACF on Vimeo.

Historical Video Library

2010 Annual Meeting Video

WFACF 2010 Promo from WFACF on Vimeo.

2009 Annual Meeting Video

2008 Annual Meeting Video

2007 Annual Meeting Video

2006 Annual Meeting Video

WFACF Scholarships 2018

Since Academic Year 2000-01 through 2017-18, the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation has awarded $3,735,296 in scholarships to area students.

Scholarship Funds that have made this possible include the following:

  • Archer City ISD Windfarm
  • Jack and Jeaunell Aaron Family Scholarship Endowment
  • Carl T. Anderson Family Endowment
  • Bellevue Alumni
  • Best of Burkburnett
  • Dorothy Roberts-Burns
  • Jan Banta Vocational or Professional Education Endowment
  • Nelda and Doyle Bivins
  • Bridge Builder
  • A.P. and Christine Clark Memorial
  • Café con Leche
  • City View ISD
  • Charlye Farris—Wichita County Bar Association Endowment
  • Clyde Fillmore– Wichita County Bar Association Endowment
  • Ted and Deedy Conrady
  • Andrew Duncan Memorial
  • Pat Ehlert Memorial Scholarship
  • Felty Family
  • Buster Haas
  • Martha and Ralph Harvey, III
  • Lysle and Ken Huddleston
  • Royal B. Kinder Endowment
  • T. Edgar and Robbie Davis Johnson
  • Martin Luther King
  • James McCoy Foundation
  • Muzzie McDaniel
  • Bill and Katherine McGregor
  • Olney Education Foundation
  • Olney One Arm Dove Hunt
  • Quanah Alumni Association Endowment
  • Betty Jo Baker Ramsey Music Scholarship
  • Remember the Vietnam War
  • Richard Gaines Russell
  • Rotary Club of Burkburnett
  • Mattye and Ollie Sisk Memorial
  • The Chairman Tommy Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  • Lucia Hartgrove Waggoner Art Scholarship–MSU
  • Whiteis Family Fine Arts/Agricultural Endowment
  • Wichita County Board of Realtors
  • Wichita County Jr. Livestock Association
  • Zavala

Scholarship Funds that will award scholarships in the future:

  • Nelda and Doyle Bivins Endowment
  • John Crane Scholarship
  • Maurine Henry Endowment
  • Dr. Phillip and Susan Kelly Endowment
  • Martin Luther King Endowment
  • MWH Group Accounting Scholarship
  • The Katherine Marshall Memorial (Quanah)
  • J. Charles and Debra Carroll White Endowment

One of the most rewarding parts of this job at the Foundation is having fantastic donors that have stepped forth and realized that young ones need a helping hand and these scholarship funds offer the help that fulfills dreams and changes lives. Here are some words from various scholarship fund recipients.

“Because of your generosity, my long-time dream of becoming a dentist has become a reality. I chose to come back to this community to practice because people here supported me so much. I owe a debt of gratitude and service.”

“My family and I cannot tell you how much your kindness means to us. Because money was not such a worry, I was able to focus more on school and my GPA.”

“Often my mom and I sit down and talk about my education and the cost of it. We realize that without this scholarship, it would be very difficult. I just can’t thank you enough.”

“Education is an important factor in my life because I will be the first person to attend college. As the oldest of four children, it is very important for me to set a good example for my brother and sisters to follow. You are helping me do that.”

“I am an Electrical Engineer. I owe my entire education to scholarship donors such as you. My college experience would have been very different if I had not had the support from people like you.”

“You all have been a blessing from God. I cannot describe the feeling of joy I felt when I opened the letter and read the words about the scholarship I had been awarded.”

“I refused to surrender my dreams to circumstances. I choose to do only my best and use this education as my way to make the changes in the world that will benefit those who come after me. I hope I’ll leave a glimmer of light to follow.”

Learn more about all the scholarships, click here, or call 940-766-0829

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day: Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.—Lao Zi