Ward County Community Endowment, Citizens of Monahans

Ward County Community Endowment, Citizens of Monahans

Citizens of Monahans and Ward County began an initiative in December 2006 to raise at least $200,000 to start a perpetual charitable fund to serve community needs. Permian Basin Area Foundation, which currently administers the endowment, offered a challenge to match funds raised up to $50,000. Likewise, the Dunagan Family Foundation offered a challenge grant.

In December 2008, local citizens of Ward County surpassed the $200,000 mark and met the challenges of the two foundations thereby establishing an endowment in excess of $300,000.


In December 2008, the Ward County Community Endowment made its first grant award. Today, the Endowment continues to impact the lives of Ward County resides by providing grants for nonprofit programs and projects serving the community and scholarships to college-bound students.