Community Rewards

Every year we award $60,000 to local charities.

Our purpose is to use the power of relationships to help people succeed and live better. One of the ways we fulfill that purpose is through our annual Community Rewards program.

Community Rewards provides monetary contributions to nonprofit organizations during the holiday season. Since its launch in 2008, the program has given more than $1 million to 200 charitable organizations in the South Plains and Permian Basin regions.   

How it works

Nonprofit organizations can complete the online registration form during the fall enrollment period. Each organization then chooses from one of six categories: Basic Human Needs, Health & Wellness, Youth Development & Advocacy, Education & Youth Services, Community Contribution & Leadership, and Animal Welfare & Environment.

During the voting period, residents in the South Plains and Permian Basin regions vote for their favorite nonprofits to determine the 30 recipients.

The results are in! View the 2023 Community Rewards winners below.


Contribution Breakdown

$60,000 divided among 30 possible winners

$4,000 (x6)

First place in each of the 6 categories will receive $4,000.

$2,000 (x6)

Second place in each of the 6 categories will receive $2,000.

$1,500 (x6)

Third place in each of the 6 categories will receive $1,500.

$1,000 (x6)

Fourth place in each of the 6 categories will receive $1,000.

$500 (x6)

Fifth place in each of the 6 categories will receive $500.

$500 (x6)

Six Early Rewards to be awarded at the Kick-Off Reception.

$3,000 Bonus

The top overall vote-getter from all 6 categories will receive an additional $3,000.

Lubbock Region Winners

Animal Welfare & Environment

$4,000: Rescued Animals Second Chance Inc.
$2,000: Animal Rescue of Crosby County 
$1,500: Paws Pet Adoption of Plainview
$1,000: Haven Animal Care Shelter
$500: Desert Willow Ranch & Rescue

Basic Human Needs

$4,000: TeamCrista Foundation, Inc.
$2,000: Project 9:12
$1,500: Catholic Charities of Lubbock
$1,000: Lubbock Meals on Wheels
$500: Lubbock Impact, Inc.

Community Contribution & Leadership

$4,000: South Plains SKYWARN
$2,000: Lubbock Bourbon Society
$1,500: South Plains Woodturners, Inc.
$1,000: Hispanic Association of Women, Inc. 
$500: Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council

Education and Youth Services

$4,000: International Order of the Rainbow for Girls 
$2,000: Lubbock Master Gardener Association
$1,500: Lubbock Titans Cheer
$1,000: The Lubbock Chorale
$500: SPHERE Homeschool 

Health & Wellness

$4,000: Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center
$2,000: South Plains Kidney Foundation (SPKF)
$1,500: Southwest Parkinson Society
$1,000: Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter
$500: West Texas Chapter for AFSP

Youth Development & Advocacy

$4,000: Camp Rio Blanco Circle of Friends
$2,000: Texas Girls & Boys Ranch 
$1,500: Saint Francis Ministries
$1,000: Children's Home of Lubbock
$500: Lubbock High Baseball Booster Club

A special congratulations to Camp Rio Blanco Circle of Friends! 
They received an additional $3,000 as the top vote-getter.

Permian Basin Region Winners

Animal Welfare & Environment

$4,000: Fix West Texas
$2,000: Midland Animal Shelter Adoptables
$1,500: Bully Beds Inc
$1,000: Dog Rescue R Us
$500: Sassys Dogs Rescue 

Basic Human Needs

$4,000: Reflection Ministries of Texas
$2,000: Family Promise of Odessa, Inc.
$1,500: Jesus House Odessa, Inc.
$1,000: Friendship House
$500: West Texas Food Bank

Community Contribution & Leadership

$4,000: United States Search & Rescue (TEXAS Division)
$2,000: Alpine Public Library
$1,500: West Texas Helping Hands
$1,000: Ward County Crime Stoppers
$500: BAM BizHUB

Education and Youth Services

$4,000: Civil Air Patrol, Three Rivers Composite Squadron
$2,000: Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest 
$1,500: THE 1:11 PROJECT 
$1,000: Adinvita Private School
$500: Young Women's Leadership Academy of Midland

Health & Wellness

$4,000: The H.O.R.S.E. Center Inc
$2,000: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 
$1,500: Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center
$1,000: Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter
$500: Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug

Youth Development & Advocacy

$4,000: TBHC 
$2,000: Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center
$1,500: CASA of the Permian Basin
$1,000: Ward County Sports and Recreation
$500: CASA of West Texas

A special congratulations to Fix West Texas! 
They received an additional $3,000 as the top vote-getter.

For more information about Community Rewards, please contact Michelle Hougland at [email protected].


You must be 18 or older to vote. By providing your email address you are agreeing to receive, via email, product and service information in the future that might be of interest to you. However, your information will NOT be shared with any third party outside of City Bank. Also, do NOT provide your email address if you do not wish to receive such information from City Bank. You will have the option to unsubscribe to future email information sent to you from City Bank. You also specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) voting through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers). Balloting is limited to one vote per email per hour during the voting period. Please remember that software-generated or other systematic voting goes against the spirit of the program and can lead to disqualification.