NTCF Awards $235,000 Through ToolBox Grants

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North Texas Community Foundation announces $235,000 in funding to 28 community-based organizations through the ToolBox Grants program.

ToolBox aims to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations working to combat poverty by supporting board development, fundraising or strategic planning. The grants are intended to be one-time, transformative gifts that significantly improve the way the organizations operate. Funding is focused on organizations serving Tarrant County’s most vulnerable communities, based on the CDC’s social vulnerability index.

“We know that a nonprofit’s ability to operate efficiently and effectively depends on effective leadership, stable resources, and smart planning. The past two years have brought significant challenges to local nonprofits and put a spotlight on the critical role they play in our community,” said Rose Bradshaw, president & CEO of North Texas Community Foundation. “ToolBox strengthens local nonprofits so they can continue to provide crucial services for years to come.”

The 2022 grantees include:

Alliance Child & Family Solutions

Arlington Life Shelter

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Camp Fire First Texas

Cancer Care Services

CASA of Tarrant County

Clayton Youth Enrichment

CLC, Inc.

Community Food Bank

Community Healthcare of Texas

Daniels Migael Foundation

Fort Worth Public Library Foundation

Fortress YDC

Guardianship Services, Inc.

Lena Pope

Literacy United

Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization

Mental Health Connection

Northside Inter-Community Agency


Rivertree Academy

SafeHaven of Tarrant County

Tarrant County Academy of Medicine

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation

The Ladder Alliance

Unbound North Texas

Water From The Rock

Grant proposals were reviewed by a grant committee co-chaired by Erika Beltrán and Michael Appleman, and included Nathaniel Aranda, Robert Fernandez, Kristie Gibson, Jalyn Gordon, Adelaide Leavens, Mike Malloy, Chuck Milliken, Judy Needham, Horatio Porter, Bill Slater, and Angela White.

“For several years, the Community Foundation has been proud to provide grants to nonprofits that are uplifting residents of our most vulnerable communities. The latest ToolBox Grants cycle continues this important work,” said Michael Appleman.

ToolBox is made possible thanks to the generous support of Community Foundation donors, NTCF’s endowed funds and private foundation investors. Since its inception in 2010, ToolBox has provided over $3.3 million in grants to 140 nonprofits serving Tarrant County.

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