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Local foundation to award 2020 grants, seeking applications

Special to the E-T

Each year, the Terrell Foundation awards grants to Stephenville area charitable organizations and civic efforts. The Terrell Foundation will make its 2020 grant awards in December.

The Terrell Foundation was formed 69 years ago by Stephenville physician J.C. Terrell in honor of his parents, Will and Edith Terrell. The purpose of the Terrell Foundation has always been to serve the betterment of the Stephenville community.

Since its formation in 1951, the Terrell Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $670,000 to more than 100 Stephenville area entities. Total grants of $17,680 were awarded in 2019.

Recent recipients have included Boy Scouts of America Texas Trails Council, Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, Erath County Child Welfare Board – Rainbow Room, Erath County Humane Society, Erath County Livestock Association, Erath County Senior Citizens, Inc. – Meals on Wheels, First United Methodist Church Stephenville – Treehouse Afterschool Program, First United Methodist Church Stephenville – Community School Supplies, Mistletoe Hut, Inc. – Girl Scout of Erath Co./Stephenville, H.O.P.E., Keep Stephenville Beautiful, Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc., Stephenville Chamber of Commerce Foundation, SISD Special Education Banquet, Stephenville Soccer Association and Wesley Foundation at TSU.

Current board members of the Terrell Foundation are Nicki Beth Jones, Chairman, Penny Elliott, Kendall Nix, Alisa Terrell Starbird, Gary Sult, and Frank Terrell. David Castleberry of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Co., N.A. serves as secretary.

Grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) charitable entities. Requests for grants to be awarded in December 2020 should be made in writing to the Terrell Foundation in care of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Co., N.A., PO Box 998, Stephenville, Texas 76401. Applicants should contact First Financial Trust & Asset Management by phone at 254-918-6262 to request an Applicant’s Basic Information Form, which should be completed and provided with the grant request. The deadline for requests is Nov. 9, 2020. Applicants should be Stephenville area entities with a focus on Arts and Culture, Human and Social Services, Health and Medical Research, Education, Animal Welfare, Religion, Science, Community Development, Civic Activities or the Environment.