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The North Texas Community Foundation supports animal welfare efforts in our region through
the Helen D. and R.E. (Bob) Wallace Foundation Fund and the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund.

Funding is available through The Helen D. and R.E. (Bob) Wallace Foundation Fund for abused, injured, or lost animals with a primary focus on organizations in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.

  • Grant funds may be used for items that directly benefit animal welfare such as basic need items, veterinary services, kennel renovations, equipment, and other projects that directly benefit animals (excludes capital campaigns, fundraising events, etc.).
  • Grants typically range from $3,000 to $5,000 per organization.

Funding is available through The Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund for equine welfare, protection, and equine therapy in the following counties: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Young, Jack, Denton, Wise, Hood, Somervell, Bosque, and Hill.

  • Agencies that offer equine rescue, shelter, rehabilitation, adoption/foster care services, or agencies that provide equine assisted therapy are eligible.
  • Grants will be awarded based on the scope of project and need with a maximum award of $10,000 per organization.

To be considered for a grant, applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations (under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code). Organizations must be in one of the designated counties listed above.

The Animal Welfare Grant Cycle will open in August 2019. Grants will be awarded in November.

For more information about the fund, please contact Garrett March at gmarch@northtexascf.org or call 817.877.0702.

Helen D. and R.E. (Bob) Wallace Foundation Fund

Mr. Wallace was a highly decorated World War II combat veteran. After the war, Mr. Wallace established R.E. Wallace Stamp and Coins, which he ran with Mrs. Wallace for more than 30 years. Mrs. Wallace was one of downtown Fort Worth’s most colorful business people. The Helen D. and R.E. (Bob) Wallace Foundation Fund was established in honor of Mrs. Wallace’s lifelong passion for rescuing injured and strayed animals. The Fund has distributed $188,000 since 2015.

2018 Grantees: $65,500 Distributed

  • Allie’s Haven Animal Rescue
  • Buster’s Friends
  • Don’t Forget to Feed Me
  • Friends of Arlington Animal Services
  • Humane Society of North Texas
  • Mid-Cities Community Cats
  • Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
  • Ranch Hand Rescue
  • Second Chance Farm
  • Spay Neuter Network
  • Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
  • W.I. Cook Foundation

Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund

Anita Berry Martin was a successful computer systems engineer who later became an esteemed Arabian horse breeder. Her enterprise, Greystone Arabians, became one of the premier Arabian breeding and show horse ranches in the country. Established at the North Texas Community Foundation in 2013, the Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund has awarded more than $360,000 to land conservation, equine therapy and equine welfare.

2018 Grantees: $106,714

  • Riding Unlimited
  • Stars and Strides Therapeutic Riding Center
  • S.T.E.P.S. with Horses
  • Wings of Hope
  • BNoble Farms Foundation for Rescued Animals
  • Parker County Sheriff’s Reserve
  • Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
  • Great Plains Restoration Council
  • River Legacy Foundation


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