North Texas Community Foundation announced that $275,300 in funding was awarded to 22 community-based organizations through the 2023 ToolBox grants program.
The latest census reports that 11.6% of Tarrant County residents live below the poverty line. Additionally, data shows that specific neighborhoods in our community are disproportionately affected by the compounding impacts of poverty, including lack of income, low-performing schools, poor health outcomes and transportation barriers.
ToolBox grants provide capacity building support to organizations combatting poverty in Tarrant County. By providing financial resources to address fundraising and strategic planning, these grants help improve the organizations’ strength and stability to more effectively serve residents in our most vulnerable communities (as defined by the CDC’s social vulnerability index). ToolBox grants are intended to be one-time, transformative gifts.
Grant proposals were reviewed by a grant committee chaired by Kelly Hanley, and included Michael Appleman, Nathaniel Aranda, Orlando Carvalho, Robert Fernandez, Kristie Gibson, Jalyn Gordon, Briana Kirby, Adelaide Leavens, Ann Lopez, Mike Malloy, Chuck Milliken, Horatio Porter, Jemimah Walyulya and Angela White.
“For several years, the Community Foundation has been proud to provide grants to nonprofits that are uplifting residents of our most vulnerable communities. The latest ToolBox grant cycle continues this important work,” said Kelly Hanley, grant committee chair.
The 2023 grantees include:
AB Christian Learning Center
Christ’s Haven for Children
Create + Collaborate
First Street Methodist Mission
Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth
Mansfield Mission Center
Mission Central Metroplex
Open Arms Health Clinic
Project Transformation Central Texas
Safe Families for Children DFW
Sixty & Better
Tarrant County Samaritan Housing
Tarrant To and Through Partnership (T3)
Teach for America Fort Worth
The Grandberry Intervention Foundation
The Help Out Center
ToolBox is made possible thanks to the generous support of Community Foundation donors, NTCF’s endowed funds and private foundation investors. Since its inception in 2010, ToolBox has provided nearly $3.5 million in grants to 152 nonprofits serving Tarrant County.