Our 2016 Grantees

fortress_photo_2016We are thrilled to announce our grantee partners for the upcoming year. Each of these organizations is working to secure a brighter future for Fort Worth. Thank you for your dedication to helping our local children and families thrive!




The Miles Foundation: 2016 Grantees

  • Academy 4: Mentoring program for 4th grade students at Fort Worth elementary schools.
  • AVANCE: Parent-Child Education Program– Dual generation parenting and early childhood education program. 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: The Barrett Martin Havran Little Steps Big Futures ProgramIn-person and online mentoring program for at-risk children. 
  • Bush Institute: Presidential Leadership Scholars A first-of-its kind leadership development collaborative with four presidential centers.
  • Camp Fire First Texas: School Readiness Program – Supporting early learning centers to align with high quality standards through a kindergarten-ready curriculum for children ages 0-5.
  • Cassata High School: Support of high-school drop-out prevention programming and wrap-around student services. 
  • Catholic Charities: Padua Poverty Pilot Program aimed at ending poverty through a data-driven and comprehensive intervention strategy. 
  • Child Care Associates: The Incredible Years – Support for parent education program at Head Start learning centers.   
  • CNM Connect: Outcomes InstituteMetrics and evaluation training program for cohort of local non-profits.
  • Dream Outside the Box: Mentoring and enrichment program for elementary students that engages college volunteers. 
  • Educational First Steps: Support for increasing quality of early learning centers and enrollment services for children in high quality centers. 
  • First3Years: Raising of Fort Worth: Collaborative effort to generate awareness, support, and action around quality early education (0-5) in our local community.
  • George C. Clarke Elementary: 5th Grade Scholarship ProgramProviding college scholarships to exemplary students in the 5th grade across a variety of disciplines.
  • Hope Farm: Developing evaluation measures for a leadership program for at-risk boys.
  • Kids Hope USAMentoring program using community volunteers to match one-to-one with at-risk students. 
  • Kids Who Care Inc.: KidPower Leadership ProgramSummer program teaching students all aspects of leadership through theater.
  • Lena Pope Home: Evaluation of Education ProgramsLongitudinal study analyzing the current early childhood program’s effectiveness and general support for tuition subsidies at the early learning center. 
  • North Texas Community Foundation: Toolbox Grants Providing local early learning nonprofits with the resources they need to improve their efficiency and capacity.
  • Reading Partners: Literacy intervention program using community volunteers to match one-to-one with struggling elementary students.
  • REAL School Gardens: Matching grant to increase the capacity to raise funds from corporate sponsors.
  • Rivertree Academy: Parent University ProgramParent engagement program aimed at empowering parents to become advocates for their child’s education. 
  • TCU LiiNK Project: Expansion of a pilot program that integrates recesses and character development content into the school day for better academic and behavioral outcomes. 
  • The Concilio: Parents as Leaders (PAL) – Parent engagement program for parents of pre-kindergarten level children.
  • The Gatehouse: Financial literacy and independent life program for women in crisis.
  • The Parenting Center: Family Life Education Program that teaches effective communication and parenting strategies for families.
  • United Community Centers: Summer Literacy ProgramDesigned to prevent “summer slide” and improve reading levels of struggling students.
  • United Way Tarrant County: Ready Reading and Reading OasisSupport of a literacy intervention program at Carrol Peak Elementary.
  • Uplift Charter: North Texas Principal Fellows ProgramPrincipal training and development program for principals in North Texas, from both traditional and charter schools.
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