CHILD & FAMILY WELLNESS
The North Texas Community Foundation along with donors, civic leaders and other community
partners focus on improving the lives of children and families in our region through a variety of measures.
CHILD WELFARE FUNDS
Children depend on their families and caregivers to keep them safe. Sadly, many of our most vulnerable children are not safe even in their own homes. In 2018, Tarrant County had the second highest number of abuse and neglect related child fatalities in the state. Two funds at the North Texas Community Foundation are committed to reversing this alarming trend. Martin and Helen Wikierak endowed a memorial fund for Abused Children to assist abused and battered children in Tarrant County. The Don and Barbara Kirk Endowment Fund supports at-risk children in the greater Tarrant County area.
Grants from both funds are administered through our ToolBox Grants Program. For more information about applying for a ToolBox grant, please click here.