WORTH is a charitable membership group comprised of emerging change-makers dedicated to the betterment of our community.
Through a series of events, WORTH members learn about critical needs facing our region and the challenges that nonprofits address. Based on what they’ve learned, members get the unique opportunity to participate in each step of the grantmaking process to address a particular community need– from reviewing proposals to interviewing nonprofits to allocating funding. WORTH members have awarded over $125,000 to 10 nonprofits since launching in 2016.
“WORTH is a behind-the-scenes course on philanthropy in action, we take our members through every step of the philanthropic cycle so they can become more informed givers,” says Jeremy Williams, Senior Planner for the City of Fort Worth and 2022 WORTH chair.
This year, the group — which totaled 33 young professionals — chose to focus on children’s mental health. WORTH members collectively awarded $10,000 to Cancer Care Services to support their project “Cancer Through the Eyes of a Child – When Children are Caregivers.” The grant provides for social and therapeutic support groups for youth, expansion of counseling space, and supplies.
“I know that we are going to help so many children and their families with this funding. I am proud of how children’s mental health is being prioritized and that the work children’s counselors do is taken so seriously,” says Brianna Silva, LPC, Children, Adolescents, and Young Adult Counselor at Cancer Care Services.
WORTH members will reconvene this summer for a site visit to Cancer Care Services to see their grant dollars in action.
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