CACTUS – The Texas Bar Foundation has announced the recipients of their Fall 2021 Grant and the Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center is one of the 45 organizations to receive a grant from the foundation.


Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center (CNMC), based in Cactus Texas, is a newly developed recognized legal immigration service through the Department of Justice and is the recipient of a $30,000 grant award for the project “Give them a Voice through Legal Services”.

The intent of the grant is to increase the facility’s ability to encourage and promote legal assistance to the citizens of Cactus as well as the counties throughout the panhandle.

CNMC is a 501c3 non-profit organization offering afterschool programs, legal immigration services, ESL and citizenship classes, GED test preparation classes, parenting classes, and immigrant/refugee assimilation classes. “Since 2013, CNMC has been in the community of Cactus addressing and meeting the wholistic needs of the community.” says Denise Anderson, CNMC volunteer and Department of Justice (DoJ) Accredited Representative.

Rev. Phillip Anderson has been the Executive Director of CNMC since July 2019. Since this time, the center has increased its efforts to meet the needs of the community. The center also became one of two nonprofit organizations throughout the Panhandle to
provide legal immigration services.

CNMC says it is grateful to the Texas Bar Foundation for this grant to further meet the community’s legal needs by providing support in multiple languages.

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $23 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.