In addition to awarding grants, the North Texas Community Foundation supports special initiatives that address local challenges and encourage smart philanthropy. All of our projects are developed in direct response to needs identified for the North Texas region.
EARLY LEARNING ALLIANCE
READ FORT WORTH
Read Fort Worth is a privately-funded collective impact effort to align partners, strategies and resources so that 100% of third-graders will read on grade level by 2025. Modeled after successful initiatives across the U.S., Read Fort Worth exists to accelerate and scale up actions of practitioners and experts working to make sure that all children are ready for kindergarten and can succeed in school.
FOSTER CARE REFORM
Texas’ foster care system is in very tough shape, and unfortunately, our most vulnerable kids are paying the price. The next 12-24 months will be a critical period during which a focused, well-coordinated effort can influence the future of foster care throughout the state of Texas. As a next step, on November 17, 2016 we laid the groundwork for statewide reform by sharing lessons learned through ACH’s pilot redesign project with policymakers on at the State Capitol in Austin.