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North Texas Community Foundation grants capacity-building funds

Written by Mindia Whittier

The Toolbox grant runs on a three-year cycle with each sequence addressing a designated area of need for the community.

North Texas Community Foundation has distributed $235,000 in funding to 28 community-based organizations through the ToolBox Grants program.

ToolBox aims to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations working to combat poverty by supporting board development, fundraising or strategic planning. The grants are intended to be one-time, transformative gifts that significantly improve the way the organizations operate. Funding is focused on organizations serving Tarrant County’s most vulnerable communities, based on the CDC’s social vulnerability index.

“We know that a nonprofit’s ability to operate efficiently and effectively depends on effective leadership, stable resources, and smart planning,” said Rose Bradshaw, president & CEO of North Texas Community Foundation. “The past two years have brought significant challenges to local nonprofits and put a spotlight on the critical role they play in our community. ToolBox strengthens local nonprofits so they can continue to provide crucial services for years to come.

The 2022 grantees include:

  • Alliance Child & Family Solutions
  • Arlington Life Shelter
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
  • Camp Fire First Texas
  • Cancer Care Services
  • CASA of Tarrant County
  • Clayton Youth Enrichment
  • CLC, Inc.
  • Community Food Bank
  • Community Healthcare of Texas
  • Daniels Migael Foundation
  • Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
  • Fortress YDC
  • Guardianship Services, Inc.
  • Lena Pope
  • Literacy United
  • Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization
  • Mental Health Connection
  • Northside Inter-Community Agency
  • Pathfinders
  • Rivertree Academy
  • SafeHaven of Tarrant County
  • Tarrant County Academy of Medicine
  • Tarrant County Homeless Coalition
  • The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation
  • The Ladder Alliance
  • Unbound North Texas
  • Water From The Rock

Grant proposals were reviewed by a grant committee co-chaired by Erika Beltran and Michael Appleman. Committee members included Nathaniel Aranda, Robert Fernandez, Kristie Gibson, Jalyn Gordon, Adelaide Leavens, Mike Malloy, Chuck Milliken, Judy Needham, Horatio Porter, Bill Slater, 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,” said Michael Appleman. “The latest ToolBox Grants cycle continues this important work,”.

ToolBox is made possible through the support of Community Foundation donors, the organization’s endowed funds and private foundation investors. Since its inception in 2010, ToolBox has provided more than $3.3 million in grants to 140 nonprofits serving Tarrant County.

North Texas Community Foundation helps donors meet the needs of the community by providing tax-efficient strategies to support the causes donors care about most. The Foundation has $519 million in assets and made grants totaling approximately $30 million in 2021.

The next Toolbox grant cycle will begin in 2023. More information about the funding opportunity is available online.

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Mindia Whittier