COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL BENEFIT
This interest area is focused on fostering strong & connected neighborhoods through citizen education programs, community revitalization projects, disaster relief and support for our police and firefighters.
Housed at North Texas Community Foundation, the Better Together Fund launched in April 2020 with a current focus on COVID-19 relief. The Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to support our region’s most vulnerable communities impacted by disasters in our area. The Fund will address the effects of the disaster with emergency assistance, such as financial support, nutrition, healthcare, and childcare. The Better Together Fund complements the work of public health officials and expands local capacity to address the many needs created by the crisis.
Community Foundation fundholders and investors have collectively contributed over $840,000 to the Fund, 100% of which is being deployed to address immediate needs arising from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the long-term recovery. Your gift will allow for more nonprofits in need to receive relief funds to serve our most vulnerable community members.
Gifts of $1,000 or more are greatly appreciated.
Total Budget: No budget; more funds raised means more can be distributed.
Community Frontline mobilizes men to alleviate suffering among residents in Stop Six. Their four focus areas are police & community relations, racial justice, mentoring/education, and community beautification & development. They host community forums to promote racial justice and solidarity, movie nights, and community clean-up events. Community Frontline also works with community leaders to support their work.
These funds will be utilized to create pathways to access a more diverse network of funders through individual donor outreach and awareness campaigns as well as hosting a community partner appreciation banquet. These opportunities will allow for better development of donor relations and an increase in networking for the work of Community Frontline. Their goal is to serve 300 people with the campaign.
$1,000 – Individual donor outreach and management including donor management software, consultation for initial donor strategy, and database creation
$1,000 – Provide matching funds for their first-ever fundraising banquet
$2,500 – Community Partner Banquet
Our community is at its best when people come together to address the challenges we face. From high-profile incidents between residents and police to data shared in our 2016 Race and Equity in North Texas report, to the impacts of COVID-19 that have disproportionately affected people of color, our community and country have a long history of injustice and continued challenges with race relations and racial equity.
The Fund to Advance Racial Equity, a collaboration between local private foundations and North Texas Community Foundation fundholders, will make grants that strengthen relationships between Fort Worth residents across racial and ethnic groups, drive notable changes in practices that perpetuate racial bias and discrimination, and strengthen relationships between members of law enforcement and local residents.
Donna James-Harvey serves as liaison to the Fund. In this role, James-Harvey will support the Fund’s strategic development, implement professional development opportunities for grantees and support an Advisory Council of community members. The next grant cycle will be in early 2021 and funding decisions will be made by independent Advisory Council members representing the community. For more information, James-Harvey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.877.0702.
Gifts of $1,000 or more will support the Fund’s 2021 grantmaking.
Total Project Budget
No budget; more funds raised means more can be distributed.
HWNT Fort Worth is the largest chapter in Texas. Through networking and professional development they promote businesses, offer support and resources to elevate the Hispanic community. Additionally, HWNT Fort Worth has established signature programs, such as Café con Leche and Latinas in Progress. They seek to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal and economic well-being of all women.
“Latinas Beyond” – Through the Board Build platform, Latinas in Progress Alumni will be able to serve on the HWNT-FW board as junior members and go through the process and application to serve on a board. Once the program is completed the participant will be ready to serve on a variety of boards and meet the mission of promoting the participation of Hispanic women in public, corporate and civic arenas.
$1,000 – For supplies (ink, office, notebooks, hot spots, iPads, etc.)
$2,000 – For professional development coaching
$2,000 – For Board Build tuition
If you have any questions about funding a nonprofit project, please contact Vicki Andrews at email@example.com or call 817.877.0702.