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2018-2020 Cycle: Building Nonprofit Capacity
to Combat Poverty in Our Neighborhoods

ToolBox grants provide Tarrant County-based nonprofit organizations with capacity building grants to improve their strength and stability. Capacity building projects address organizational effectiveness, leadership development, or operational efficiency, and are intended to be one-time, transformative investments. ToolBox grants do not fund programs or general operations.

Recent City of Fort Worth research, coupled with the Community Foundation’s report, Growing Up in North Texas, highlights the many ways in which multi-dimensional poverty (e.g. scarcity in education, health, income and employment) impacts local families. Specific neighborhoods in our community are disproportionately affected by the compounding impacts of poverty. ToolBox grants will help nonprofits build capacity to strengthen the people and places in Tarrant County’s most challenged neighborhoods.

Applicant Categories

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Tarrant County
  • Neighborhood associations in target neighborhoods (must have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor)

Nonprofit Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health (physical or mental)
  • Housing
  • Community Enrichment (arts, culture, beautification, etc)
  • Small organizations (Budget under $200K)                   $2,500-$7,500
  • Large organizations (Budget over $200K)                    $7,500-$15,000
  • Neighborhood associations (Budget under $20K)           $500-$1,000

Note: The request for ToolBox funding should represent 50-100% of the total cost of the project. See FAQ for further information.

  • Projects must address:
    • Organizational effectiveness
    • Leadership development
    • Operational efficiency
  • Projects must be linked to the organization’s capacity to make a significant difference in one or more of the target neighborhoods
  • Click the link below to read the full RFP for examples of eligible capacity building projects and additional information

February 14  –   Nonprofit orientation at Fort Worth Central Library 1PM-2:30PM

February 28  –  Deadline to submit Letter of Intent

March 9  –  NTxCF invites finalists to submit full proposal

April 6  –  Proposal deadline

April 19  –  Award notification

April 26  –  ToolBox Celebration



If you have read the RFP and FAQ and still have questions,
please contact Garrett March at gmarch@northtexascf.org or call 817.877.0702.

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