North Texas Community Foundation announces $477,000 in funding to 17 organizations through the Fund to Advance Racial Equity. The latest round of grants brings the fund’s cumulative grantmaking to more than $1.8 million.
The Fund to Advance Racial Equity (FARE) was established to provide grants for nonprofits and municipal entities working to achieve a more equitable community. Funding for this year’s grant cycle is generously provided by North Texas Community Foundation fund holders and the Rainwater Charitable Foundation.
“North Texas Community Foundation is committed to creating a community where everyone can thrive. The latest round of funding deepens our relationships and investments in nonprofits that are working hard to provide equitable opportunities for residents in every zip code,” said Rose Bradshaw, president & CEO of North Texas Community Foundation.
In addition to receiving funding, grantees are invited to participate in a cohort for networking and capacity-building opportunities.
“The Fund to Advance Racial Equity provides two key ingredients that are critical to a nonprofit’s success: resources and relationships. Our goal is to create space to connect, collaborate and elevate approaches to advancing racial equity in our community,” observed Garrett March, associate director of community impact at North Texas Community Foundation.
The FARE grants committee – including Ben Crawford, Juan Daniel Garcia, Lisa Goodwin, Heather Guidry, Officer Nestor Martinez, Marcus Morris, Horatio Porter, Rev. Ryon Price, Myra Savage and Angela White– reviews all proposals and allocates funding on behalf of the Community Foundation. Additionally, an Advisory Council comprised of approximately eighteen diverse community members informs the Fund’s work, keeps the Fund accountable to its goals, champions the effort and helps connect grantees to decision-makers.
Funded projects fall into one of FARE’s three priority areas: building understanding across racial lines, strengthening community leadership, and developing trust between residents and law enforcement.
The 2023 Grantees Include:
Arts Fort Worth
Black Heart Association
Children at Risk
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth Opera
March to the Polls
National Juneteenth Museum
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
Improving Neighborhood-Police Trust:
Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization
Northside Inter-Community Agency
Supporting Community Leadership:
Leadership Fort Worth