Celebrating Black Leadership in Our Community

Photo of Carolyn West, previous NTCF Grantee

In honor of Black History Month, North Texas Community Foundation is shining a light on Black leaders who uplift, inspire, and make a significant impact in our region. From initiatives focused on education and youth empowerment to those centered on healthcare access and equality, these leaders exemplify resilience, innovation, and dedication to building a stronger community. NTCF is proud to support these leaders and their organizations through our various grant cycles. Click on the links below to learn more about these organizations.

Gloria Austin, National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

Michera Brooks, Leadership ISD

Loretta Burns, AB Christian Learning Center

Dr. Gayle Daniels, Better Vision Better Hope

ShaVonne Davis, Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization

Jarred Howard, National Juneteenth Museum

Justina Jenkins, Rivertree Academy

Shawn Lassiter, Braver Together

Kim Robinson, Tarrant County Samaritan Housing

Tara Robinson, Black Heart Association

Xavier Sanders, BarbaraCares

JoAnn Shankle, Water From The Rock

Dione Sims, Unity Unlimited

Sandra Stanley, Opening Doors for Women In Need

Regena Taylor, Community Food Bank

Brittnee Thomas, Northside Inter-Community Agency

Carolyn West, Thank You Darlin’ Foundation

Cinetrea Grace-Williams, 619 Productions

Dante Williams, Community Frontline

Natalie Williams, Tarrant To and Through Partnership

Brenda Sanders-Wise, Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society


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