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Fund to Advance Racial Equity awards over $500,000 in second round of funding

Foundation, individual and corporate fund holders of The North Texas Community Foundation established the Fund to Advance Racial Equity (FARE) in 2020 to intentionally address racial inequities by focusing on resources and relationships. This week the FARE fund announced its second round of funding awards, totaling more than $500,000.

In an effort to center the work of racial justice, has chosen to to not publish the donors contributing to the FARE Fund.

2021 Fund To Advance Racial Equity Grantees:

Building Understanding

  • 619 Productions: For the Black, Brown and Blue arts education and musical production.
  • Alliance Child & Family Solutions: To support workshops for community members to increase understanding of racial inequities.
  • Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA: For the Y Brave Space Studios Advancing Racial Equity podcast.
  • Diamond Hill Northside Youth Association: To facilitate workshops on effective dialogue around race, host an art contest for youth and fund a mural.
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: To support the Fort Worth and the Negro Motorist Green Book exhibit.
  • Fort Worth Opera Association: To support A Night of Black Excellence; Past, Present and Future featuring international opera singers as well as other artists and musicians.
  • Gladney Center for Adoption: To support Gladney University trainings on racial equity topics that relate to children, families, foster care, and adoption.
  • Keller ISD Education Foundation: To support the Changemaker Summit, a collaborative art installation and the Agents of Change community service projects.
  • March to the Polls: To support the Tarrant County Expansion Project to create life- long voters in historically underrepresented communities.
  • Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization: To support the Second Annual Virtual Youth Enrichment Summit and summer programming.
  • National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum: For the Youth Cultural Heritage Workshop program.
  • Refugee Services of Texas: To support the Refugee Music Collaborative to build understanding of the refugee experience in the Fort Worth community.
  • Rivertree Academy: For the creation and distribution of the We See Color book bundles that will promote education about diversity, inclusion and race relations.
  • Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society: To support the hiring of the first Community Outreach Coordinator & Educator.
  • Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice: For salary support of the new Executive Director.
  • Thank You Darlin’ Foundation: To support the Voice2Youth Program using the arts to foster connection and understanding between racially diverse groups.
  • United Way of Tarrant County: To support the BRAVE/R™ TOGETHER collective impact strategy in the 76104 zip code.
  • Unity Unlimited: For the media production of the Fort Worth Juneteenth Community Celebration.
  • UNTHSC Foundation: To support the HSC RISE team including health disparity research projects, community education and outreach.

Supporting Community Leadership

  • Arts Council of Fort Worth: To provide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access trainings to local arts organizations and independent artists.
  • BoardBuild: To identify, train and place diverse community leaders on nonprofit boards.
  • DNAWORKS: For salary support of the new Managing Director.
  • Leadership Fort Worth: To support the next Leadership Class and LeadingEdge cohorts to inspire and equip leaders to drive change in Fort Worth.
  • Leadership ISD: For the training of District Racial Equity Transformation Teams to address systemic change in school districts.
  • Northside Inter-Community Agency: To develop a coalition of community leaders and residents to lift up the needs and resources of the Northside community.

Improving Neighborhood-Police Trust

  • Community Frontline: To support the hiring of a Race Relations Coordinator and a Police Relations Coordinator.
  • Fort Worth Office of the Police Monitor: To support two interns who will research policing policies and support community engagement.

Project Summaries on each grantee is available online.

Source: Fort Worth Business Press publishes every week.
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