Funding Opportunities

Here are some of the current funding opportunities available at the North Texas Community Foundation.

Early Learning Alliance

Do you have a passion for education? This community collaboration engages families to improve the healthy development of young children and the quality of early learning in Fort Worth. The Early Learning Alliance has three priorities: improving assessment and data sharing, developing a continuum of professional development opportunities and increasing family engagement. More than 30 alignment partners from different community sectors are commELA_logo_coloritted to preparing children from birth to age 8 for success.

The Early Learning Alliance is hosted by the City of Fort Worth, receives technical assistance from the National League of Cities and is supported by the North Texas Community Foundation, among others. 

To learn more about work the Early Learning Alliance is doing in our community click here.

ToolBox Grants

The Community Foundation’s ToolBox Grant program provides nonprofits 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 Grant program make an investment to improve educational outcomesNEW_toolbox logo PLUM 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 on ToolBox Grants click here.

(HS) 2

Founded by Garland and Mollie Lasater and other donors, this program pHS2_camp_photo_2013rovides academically gifted and under-served Latino/a, African American and Native American high school students with advanced instruction in math, science, writing and college counseling over three consecutive summers. Fifteen new students enter the three-year program each year and receive a total of 450 hours of instruction before graduating the summer before their senior year.

Fleetwood Memorial Foundation Fund

The North Texas Community Foundation is honored to continue the legacyFMF logo of the Fleetwood Memorial Foundation. Established in 1974, this fund provides immediate financial assistance to Certified Texas Law Enforcement or Fire Protection Personnel who are injured or killed in the line of duty.

For more information on the Fleetwood Memorial Fund click here.

TEACH Scholarship Fund

The 2014 ToolBox grant cycle revealed the need for increased investment in educational opportunities for early childhood teachers. While Texas ranks in the top 10 nationally in number of students that have access to pre-kindergarten, the program meets only 2 of the 10 quality standards that have been articulated by the National Institute for Early Education Research. One standard that is not being met is requiring teachers to have bachelor’s degrees or any kind of specialized pre-K training to work in a pre-K classroom.

In support of this need, the Community Foundation established the TEACH Fort Worth Scholarship program. This program will enable early childhood teachers to take coursework leading to credentials and degrees at local community colleges and pursue certification. The scholarship will pay for 85% of fees incurred with the remaining balance paid by the sponsoring center and recipient teacher. Texas Workforce Solutions will match all contributions two to one meaning a $1,000 donation will add $3,000 to this scholarship program for Fort Worth early learning teachers.

WORTH: The Next Generation of Philanthropists

WORTH, a membership based group presented by the North Texas Community Foundation, is comprised of young, emerging philanthropists who improve Tarrant County by learning Printabout area nonprofits and community needs through collaborative grantmaking. WORTH members will award $100,000 in grants the first three years of the program through matching funds donated by corporate and private investors.

For more information about WORTH click here.

If you would like to support one of these funding opportunities, you may do so through a cash donation, through your fund at the North Texas Community Foundation or online.

To make a donation contact Vicki Andrews at 817.877.0702 or at

 Click here to make an online donation.