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Meta announces local grant recipients

Written by Mindia Whittier

Grant applications were reviewed by a committee of Meta employees.

Meta’s Fort Worth Data Center has named the recipients of its 2022 Community Action Grants in Tarrant County.

Through the grant program, Meta provides funding for nonprofits and schools to support the long-term vitality of Fort Worth. Projects are funded that help put the power of technology to use for community benefit, connect people online or off and improve STEM education.

This year’s awardees include:

CommUnity Frontline – $26,750 to expand the Community Hub outdoor library, rental technology and support for seniors.

Fort Worth Zoological Association – $30,000 to provide technology that enables the organization to showcase women in STEM careers.

GEMS Camp – $15,000 to deliver the STEM summer camp in person or virtually to improve access for girls.

Hope Center 4 Autism – $4,018 to supply STEM and makerspace materials for developing problem-solving skills and creativity.

Keller ISD Education Foundation – $18,619To develop programming skills with Sphero BOLT Coding Robots for teams of students.

Resources Inspiring Success and Empowering (RISE) – $14,800To enable the {HER} Code: Summer STEM Experience program to engage at-risk girls.

Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show – $30,000 to enable the Junior Ag Robotics Challenge and help students create robots for agricultural impact.

Tarrant County College Foundation – $10,000 to support the Latina STEM Fellowship: Growing the Next Generation program and encourage young women into STEM.

The Atatiana Project – $31,000 to deliver the STEAM Summer School program and enable learning outside the classroom.

The Net Fort Worth – $4,800 to upgrade MASE program technology to help end sex trafficking online.

The Welman Project – $9,730 to provide Creative Reuse Program training and materials to inspire STEM ingenuity W.I.

Cook Children’s Health Foundation – $7,500 to bring virtual doctor visits to school to improve the wellness of local students in need.

YMCA of Fort Worth – $13,740 to expand free technology access for kids and families without a home computer.

This grant program is in partnership with CAF America and CyberGrants LLC.

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Mindia Whittier