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AVANCE-Waco would not have been able to help so many children and their parents on their path to a better life without the loving support and dedication of the Bowen Family Foundation. We are forever grateful!”

Apply for assistance to pay a utility bill due to COVID related financial burden in the central Texas community.

Here at the Bowen Family Foundation, we’ve seen firsthand how hard this year has been and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many hard-working people right here in and around our hometown of Waco. So while we’ve had to cancel all of this year’s fundraising efforts, we’re still trying to help as many folks as we can. So we’ve started the Keep The Lights On program. With it, we’re looking to assist families in the area who’ve been hit hard by helping them with a utility bill. For now, we’ll be focused on families that have kids and have lost a job in the service industries—like restaurants, bars, music venues, etc.

So if you or anyone you know needs help and fits that criteria, check out the APPLY NOW button below. This can be servers, cooks, musicians or other performers, bartenders, or anyone in entertainment and hospitality who has lost a job or regular gig. Grants will be awarded as it fits with our mission. This is an application, and is in no way a guarantee of funds. You will be notified if and when a bill can be paid. Bowen Family Foundation considers your information confidential and it will be used solely to determine eligibility for benefits. You may be asked to provide proof of information provided in your application. Information on race and sex is completely voluntary and only used to ensure that benefits are provided without regard to sex, race, color, or national origin. It will not affect your eligibility or benefit level. We reserve the right to contact employers or schools to verify information.