NTCF Awards $275,000 to Combat Poverty in Tarrant County

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22 organizations received funding through the most recent ToolBox grant cycle

North Texas Community Foundation announces that $275,300 in funding was awarded to 22 community-based organizations through the ToolBox grants program.

The latest census reports that 11.6% of Tarrant County residents live below the poverty line. Additionally, data shows that specific neighborhoods in our community are disproportionately affected by the compounding impacts of poverty, including lack of income, low-performing schools, poor health outcomes and transportation barriers.

ToolBox grants provide capacity building support to organizations combatting poverty in Tarrant County. By providing financial resources to address fundraising and strategic planning, these grants help improve the organizations’ strength and stability to more effectively serve residents in our most vulnerable communities (as defined by the CDC’s social vulnerability index). ToolBox grants are intended to be one-time, transformative gifts.

“North Texas Community Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits so they can operate efficiently and make a positive impact in our communities,” said Rose Bradshaw, president and CEO of North Texas Community Foundation. “These capacity building grants are intended to provide organizations with the tools, knowledge and support they need to provide crucial services in our region.”

The 2023 grantees include:

AB Christian Learning Center

Arlington Charities

Christ’s Haven for Children

Community Frontline

Create + Collaborate

First Street Methodist Mission

Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth

Justin’s Place



Mansfield Mission Center

Mission Central Metroplex

Open Arms Health Clinic

Project Transformation Central Texas

Safe Families for Children DFW

Sixty & Better

Tarrant County Samaritan Housing

Tarrant To and Through Partnership (T3)

Taste Project

Teach for America Fort Worth

The Grandberry Intervention Foundation

The Help Out Center

Grant proposals were reviewed by a grant committee chaired by Kelly Hanley, and included Michael Appleman, Nathaniel Aranda, Orlando Carvalho, Robert Fernandez, Kristie Gibson, Jalyn Gordon, Briana Kirby, Adelaide Leavens, Ann Lopez, Mike Malloy, Chuck Milliken, Horatio Porter, Jemimah Walyulya 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 grant cycle continues this important work,” said Kelly Hanley, grant committee chair.

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 nearly $3.5 million in grants to 152 nonprofits serving Tarrant County.

To learn more about ToolBox, please visit: https://northtexascf.org/nonprofits/capacity-building/


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