Harnessing key insights, regional expertise and wide-ranging relationships.

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.

To help ensure local nonprofits have a pipeline of these knowledgeable donors who understand effective charitable giving, the North Texas Community Foundation launched WORTH: The Next Generation of Philanthropists. This membership group helps participants learn how to envision their legacy, find their philanthropic passion, assess where resources should be allocated and more.

It also leverages the power of collaborative giving that is so highly valued by Millennials. Participants in WORTH make a donation that builds an endowment for future community programs. In turn, their gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar so that WORTH members can then make a significant, collective grant to a charity of the group’s choice.

Just as civic leaders might invest in developing a well-educated workforce because it reaps measurable economic benefits, WORTH will produce a pool of savvy philanthropists who understand how to best support a thriving nonprofit community. This innovative program is unlike any other in our area.

For more information or to join WORTH, contact the Community Foundation at 817.877.0702.


Join WORTH Now

Great things are happening in Fort Worth to encourage strong educational outcomes for young children thanks to a “perfect storm” of circumstances.

Emergent awareness among local leaders and organizations that early education resources weren’t being effectively aligned – and mobilization to address that concern – coincided with Fort Worth’s selection as one of 6 communities to receive technical assistance for such efforts from National League of Cities. The stars have aligned to make tangible progress in giving local kids the best possible start.

What arose is a coalition of individuals, agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational and social service entities with a vested interest in the cause. This collaborative group, which is championed by North Texas Community Foundation, is referred to as the Early Learning Alliance. For more information, please contact Rose Bradshaw at 817.877.0702.

Click here to view the updated framework for investing in early childhood in Tarrant County.

Insights is an educational series of conversations that provide insight on philanthropy from each perspective in the charitable giving process – the donor, the nonprofit, and the professional advisor who provides guidance on wealth management. Held between October 2015 and December 2016, Insights features a total of six programs. Each program is conducted by engaging and informed speakers who provide customized content relevant to the appropriate audience. For more information, please call 817.877.0702.

Friends of the Community Foundation will evolve into a core group of supporters to help us meet the costs of our increasing involvement in:

  • convening key groups in our community
  • developing community knowledge and insights into effective nonprofit organizations
  • helping to advocate for effective collaboration
  • developing community-wide initiatives such as the Early Learning consortium and our ToolBox Grants.

Friends’ gifts will diversify the Community Foundation’s revenue base by adding another revenue source for operations and become a lasting resource for the Community Foundation to thrive. The last few years have been transformational – from the scope of our programming to the level of new donor cultivation that increases our potential impact and improves our community’s well-being.

Your tax-deductible gift of $300 or more will help us:

  • Create endowment funds to benefit local charities important to our region through our work with attorneys, CPAs and other financial advisors. More than $230 million in bequests are slated to benefit our area through the Community Foundation.
  • Build stronger and more effective nonprofit organizations. We have awarded more than $1.5 million in ToolBox Grants in the past five years to build nonprofits’ capacity to serve, and have been focused on improving and extending early learning for children ages 0-8 since 2013.
  • Expand the reach of WORTH: The Next Generation of Philanthropists, which is comprised of emerging community leaders (ages 25-40) who join together to award grants and build endowment. WORTH builds civic leadership and community understanding for the future.

Through your Friends’ membership, you’ll have access to our increasing community knowledge base, receive a semi-annual newsletter about what the Community Foundation is achieving, be recognized in publications (unless you opt for anonymity) and receive an invitation to our Friends-only breakfast in summer 2016.

Checks may be mailed to:
North Texas Community Foundation
Attn: Friends of CF Fund
306 W. 7th St. Suite 1045
Fort Worth, TX 76102

For more information, contact Jessica Siegel at 817-877-0702 or email at jsiegel@northtexascf.org.


The Community Foundation’s ToolBox Grants program provides nonprofit organizations with the resources they need to improve their strength and stability. It runs on a three-year cycle, with each sequence addressing a designated area of need for the community.

For the 2014 – 2016 period, ToolBox Grants are focused on improving the quantity, quality and accessibility of early learning opportunities for children of Tarrant County.

Donors who participate in the ToolBox Grants program make an investment to improve educational outcomes for children and create enduring benefits for our community. Grant requests are accepted during the first quarter of each calendar year. Donors can be assured that the Community Foundation will commit its dollars – and those you choose to award – only to the very best proposals.

For more information about ToolBox Grants click here.