COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
We encourage our fundholders to consider making a general operating grant from your Donor Advised Fund to your favorite local agencies so that our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis. For those seeking recommendations, we offer the following organizations that are addressing immediate needs with the broadest reach for your consideration. Thanks to several generous fundholders, all donations made to these five organizations will be matched up to a total of $25,000 per organization.
CCFW’s case managers serve more than 1,200 families and students. CCFW is working in conjunction with the Fort Worth City Manager to mobilize volunteers in response to the pandemic. The organization is also equipped to provide supports to clients experiencing job loss or transportation issues.
Child Care Associates serves nearly 15,000 children across 24 campuses and child care programs in neighborhoods with high levels of poverty. Their CEO, Kara Waddell, is quarterbacking the nonprofit sector’s work on the Tarrant County Child Care Response Network to provide support for child care providers and families during the crisis.
Meals on Wheels is continuing their approximately 3,500 daily meal deliveries to homebound elderly and disabled residents of Tarrant County. Should the crisis worsen to the point where deliveries must cease, they are preparing both shelf stable and frozen meals so clients can have food on hand until normal operations resume.
Tarrant Area Food Bank is focusing on our most vulnerable populations including seniors, children, the homeless and individuals experiencing job loss, especially in the hospitality industry. They are distributing 25lb. food boxes through a drive-through distribution model as well as increasing food provided to partner agencies by 35%.
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition is working with member agencies Presbyterian Night Shelter & Union Gospel Mission, among others, to prevent infection and serve symptomatic and diagnosed people experiencing homelessness. City of Fort Worth is opening an overflow shelter today for men, women and families, necessitating the purchase of additional food, supplies and activation of additional staff to manage shelter space and childcare.
If you have any questions about funding a nonprofit project, please contact Vicki Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.877.0702.