Building on the Foundation

stratum
strā′təm, străt′əm
noun
One of a number of layers, levels, or divisions in an organized system.

Stratum Funds help AAF build on the foundation of our mission by allowing donors to choose areas of focus that align with their philanthropic goals. Each of us can add a layer and help make our community stronger. Click on any fund below to learn more about the focus area.
https://amarilloareafoundation.org/arts/
Arts and Culture Fund

Arts & Culture Fund

Strong arts and culture organizations are vital to the economic health of our region. They nurture creative thinking in our children and provide quality of life to our residents. Your donation to the Arts & Culture Fund will support performing and visual arts organizations across the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle through grant funding.

https://amarilloareafoundation.org/education/
Education Fund

Education Fund

In an effort to improve quality of life for current and future generations of Texas Panhandle residents, Amarillo Area Foundation is using a data-informed approach to address early childhood literacy (with a 2-generation approach) and college enrollment/workforce alignment.

https://amarilloareafoundation.org/equityfund/
Equity Fund

Equity Fund

The purpose of The Equity Fund is to support Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Refugee, and other communities of color in meeting the specific needs of the communities and to encourage greater awareness and understanding of their rich history in the Texas Panhandle.

https://amarilloareafoundation.org/the-panhandle-gives-amplification/
The Panhandle Gives Amplification Fund

The Panhandle Gives Amplification Fund

The Panhandle Gives is an annual event hosted and coordinated by the Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF). The event begins on the Monday before Thanksgiving and ends on the global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. The Amplification Fund is made up of gifts given from foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors and was established by AAF to AMPLIFY the amount of gifts participating organizations receive during the campaign.

https://amarilloareafoundation.org/disaster/
Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund

Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund

o Wildfires are perhaps the most dreaded natural disaster in our area. Since 2006, when Amarillo Area Foundation opened the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund (PDRF), residents have experienced the accumulated loss of millions of dollars in homes, businesses, out-buildings, vehicles, livestock, grazing land, and fencing. Unfortunately, we have also experienced the most painful loss – lives of cherished family members. PDRF also supported local organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthcare facilities and social services organizations, and supports communities when other natural disasters occur.

https://amarilloareafoundation.org/womens-philanthropy-fund/
Women's Philanthropy Fund

Women's Philanthropy Fund

In 2008, Amarillo Area Foundation and a group of community-minded women established the Women’s Philanthropy Fund (WPF) to address the needs of women and children in the Texas Panhandle. In 2022, the WPF moved from a membership-only model to the opportunity for ANY individual, family, or business with a passion to support the critical needs of women and children in our region, to contribute and have a direct impact on the well-being of women and children in the Texas Panhandle… in all areas of life.