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Communities Foundation of Texas offers social services grants

Written by Mindia Whittier

Organizations that clearly identify and define an eligible financial assistance program can apply.

The Social Services grant opportunity from Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is now open.

Nonprofits that provide emergency financial assistance for North Texas residents through established financial assistance programs can apply. CFT anticipates funding about 20 nonprofits with a one-year grant ranging from $10,000 to $20,000.

Types of programs that will be considered for funding include:

  • gap funding for childcare
  • rental and mortgage relief
  • emergency financial support for basic needs like utilities, transportation and medical-related costs.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 7.

For proposals to be considered, at least 50% of the population served must reside in one of 22 North Texas counties, including Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Dentin, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant and others. Recipients must have an established track record of providing financial assistance.

Proposals will be prioritized for organizations that have an organizational budget under $5 million (excluding in-kind contributions). Emphasis will also be given to those that improve access and outcomes for communities who have been marginalized or experienced discrimination, as well as those that support and build and upon the existing assets of the community. Organizations that have taken steps to address equity and inclusion in their leadership structure will also be prioritized.

The Social Services grant is rooted in CFT’s believe that a thriving community is one in which all people feel cared for, invested in, nourished and valued. Funding should be expended within 12 months of receiving a grant.

Applications can be submitted online.

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Mindia Whittier