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.
The CEC provides essential services throughout Northeast Tarrant County as well as free lunches through Birdville ISD during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CEC Food Pantry, modified to follow emergency restrictions, is providing emergency food for families and has tripled the number it typically serves. The number of families in need will continue to rise as affording food for many will remain difficult for some time. The CEC recognizes the highest community needs of those most affected, and it has established the Empowerment Fund for unexpected crisis situations. Remaining dedicated to its low-income neighbors is an essential purpose of the Empowerment Fund and illustrates the mission to break the cycle of poverty.
CEC seeks funding in the amount of $40,000 to:
- Provide rent subsidies for families in need, living in CEC properties, actively working with coaches in our programs.
- Provide food to 100% of families who come to the CEC food pantry.
Amount: $500 – $40,000
Como Lions Heart supports the programs and projects of the Como Community Center. They strengthen families, youth and seniors in the Como neighborhood through community based programs including youth sports, youth education, food pantries, senior citizen activities and a college preparation program. They have identified a need among local residents for supplies, mortgage and rental assistance, gas, and prescriptions not being met through other agencies.
Amount Requested: $500-$40,000
- Help Como residents meet their basic needs and ensure they are able to make housing and utility payments
LVTRise partners with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and others to provide fresh groceries twice a week to community members in the Las Vegas Trail neighborhood of Fort Worth. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the number served has increased threefold. Nonessential programs have been shut down to focus on feeding community members. As of March 24, 2020, LVTRise went from serving 60 people to 280 people in one day. LVTRise requests $10,000 to:
- Hire two part-time employees for outreach and food distribution.
- Purchase a commercial refrigerator for food storage, and gloves, masks, t-shirts, and disinfectant for our volunteers.
- Create outreach materials to communicate our services to community members without internet access.
Amount: $500 – $10,000
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex is a faith-based organization which assists people with their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. Services include bible study, emergency services, food, clothing, furniture, rent and utilities assistance, transportation, medical, dental, sports, children’s services, and more.
Mission Arlington is currently seeing 750 people per day who need food, clothing, diapers, and other emergency items. It also provides drive-thru dental and medical care to keep its volunteers and patients safe. Clients are requesting financial assistance for rent and utilities. Mission Arlington is also assisting clients with temporary payments for the costs to stay in a motel and stay in a sheltered area.
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex is seeking funding in the range of $25,000 – $100,000 to provide the following:
- Provide needed food for families and individuals who do not have access or funds for purchase.
Provide needed increase of assistance for rent, utilities and other essential living expenses to keep families in their homes safe from infection and the spread of infection.”Provide needed counseling and medical care as we see more needs become apparent. Keeping up
with the normal demand and the increasing needs of our community.
Amount: $25,000 – $100,000
The Parenting Center provides family members and professionals the tools, resources and services to build successful families. Through services such as parenting workshop, skills coaching and clinical counseling, The Parenting Center strengthens families and prevents child abuse. With the COVID-19 outbreak bringing social distancing and stay-at-home orders, The Parenting Center’s ability to meet the specialized and growing needs of their clients has been adversely impacted. While some of the services provided through TPC are facilitated virtually, nearly 85% are typically rendered on-site or at the home of the client. Funding will enhance The Parenting Center’s digital capabilities to ensure services are uninterrupted by supporting the necessary technical equipment and software to virtually serve clients by appointment, scheduled group sessions and on-demand.
Grants of $500 – $20,000 will support technology needs during the COVID-19 crisis.
Proyecto Inmigrante serves, educates, and assists the immigrant community in matters concerning immigration and education. Services include: Adjustment of status, Citizenship, Consular Processing, Family Based Immigration Program, Employment Authorization, Family Petitions, Fiancé Visas, Provisional Waivers, Removal of Conditional Status, Temporary Status, citizenship application and immigration workshops. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the majority of clients are unable to afford immigration services due to job loss, and the economic stimulus bill does not apply to undocumented individuals. Proyecto Inmigrante can help families seek legal permanent immigration status, thus minimizing the impact of job loss and other hardships they face. Funding will be used to provide immigration legal services to 150-200 clients between the months of May and August, free of charge.
Amount Requested: $500- $40,000
Near Southside, Inc. promotes the ongoing redevelopment of the Near Southside as a vibrant, urban, mixed-use neighborhood. They have created the Southside Culinary Arts Retail Entertainment and Service (CARES) Fund to provide $250 relief grants to valued workers in the Southside community who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund has been made possible by a $10,000 matching gift from Marilyn and Marty Englander, NTxCF fundholders and owners of Kent & Co. Southside C.A.R.E.S. has received additional matching gifts from Amanda and Eric Behn of Vandervoorts Dairy, First Financial Bank and the DuBose Family Foundation. The effort recognizes the hardships faced by the creative and service workers whose contributions have added to the culture, revitalization and prosperity of this unique Fort Worth neighborhood.
- Amount Requested: $500+
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