The Coastal Bend Community Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC). The CCAC is a 501(c)3 local public charity that envisions a community in which every child has a safe, healthy and happy childhood.

The grant will provide much-needed support for the organization as it creates, supports, educates, and improves resources for children and families in Aransas County and surrounding areas.

“Our vision is that our community will be a place where every child will have a safe, healthy and happy childhood,” said CCAC Executive Director Dianne Miller Nielsen, M.S. Ed.

The CCAC is currently addressing the child care needs in the community and it looks forward to creating a new, high-quality early care and learning center in Rockport in 2022.

“We are so very grateful to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation for this generous grant,” said Nielsen. “This funding will enable us to do so much for children and families in our community.”

For more information about the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, visit its website at For more information about the Children’s Coalition of Aransas County, visit its website at, stop by the office at 401-B West Market Street or call 361-255-3000.

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation was incorporated in 1981 with the mission of improving the quality of life in the seven counties of the Coastal Bend.  The Foundation serves donors by providing a vehicle for the establishment of various types of charitable funds designed to fulfill their wishes.  Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $126 million from donor contributions and revenues to scholarships to students and grants to nonprofit organizations.

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