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 170 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 full list of winners below.


Contributions to each recipient are listed 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 and Environment

$4,000: Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue

$2,000: Animal Rescue of Crosby County

$1,500: Rescued Animals Second Chance

$1,000: Paws Pet Adoption of Plainview

$500: A Place for us Greyhound Rescue

Basic Human Needs

$4,000: Lubbock Impact

$2,000: Lubbock Meals on Wheels

$1,500: Unpack Incorporated

$1,000: Project 9 12

$500: Bill's Backpacks

Community Contribution and Leadership

$4,000: South Plains Woodturners

$2,000: Lubbock Master Gardener Association

$1,500: Levelland SKYWARN

$1,000: West Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department

$500: Victory Gospel Chapel of Lubbock

Education and Youth Services

$4,000: International Order of the Rainbow for Girls

$2,000: The Lubbock Chorale

$1,500: SPHERE Homeschool

$1,000: Raider Catholic

$500: Communities in Schools of the South Plains

Health and Wellness

$4,000: TTUHSC Combest Community Health and Wellness Center

$2,000: South Plains Kidney Foundation

$1,500: Southwest Parkinson Society

$1,000: Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains

$500: Community Recovery Center

Youth Development and Advocacy

$4,000: Camp Rio Blanco Circle of Friends

$2,000: Ancile "Al" White VFW Post 2466

$1,500: Texas Girls and Boys Ranch

$1,000: Saint Francis Ministries

$500: Reclaimed43

A special congratulations to International Order of the Rainbow for Girls!
They received an additional $3,000 as the top vote-getter.

Permian Basin Region Winners


Animal Welfare and Environment

$4,000: Permian Basin Animal Advocates

$2,000: Fix West Texas

$1,500: Bully Beds

$1,000: Dog Rescue R Us

$500: Haley's Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation

Basic Human Needs

$4,000: Reflection Ministries of Texas

$2,000: Friendship House

$1,500: Family Promise of Odessa

$1,000: Jesus House

$500: West Texas Food Bank

Community Contribution and Leadership

$4,000: Alpine Public Library

$2,000: West Texas Helping Hands

$1,500: Fort Stockton Community Theatre

$1,000: Ward County Crime Stoppers

$500: Crime Stoppers of Midland

Education and Youth Services

$4,000: Adinvita School of Design Thinking

$2,000: Transformative Leadership Academy

$1,500: Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin

$1,000: Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest

$500: Casa de Amigos of Midland

Health and Wellness

$4,000: The H.O.R.S.E. Center

$2,000: Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center

$1,500: Archway Outreach

$1,000: American Cancer Society

$500: Safe Place of the Permian Basin

Youth Development and Advocacy

$4,000: Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center

$2,000: CASA of the Permian Basin Area

$1,500: Midland Teen Court

$1,000: PBR Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

$500: CASA of West Texas

A special congratulations to Permian Basin Animal Advocates!
They received an additional $3,000 as the top vote-getter.


For more information on registering your organization for the next Community Rewards, please contact Michelle Hougland at


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.