Our 2016 Grantees


We 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!


  • Academy 4Mentoring program for 4th grade students at Fort Worth elementary schools.

  • AVANCEParent-Child Education Program– Dual generation parenting and early childhood education program. 

  • Big Brothers Big SistersThe Barrett Martin Havran Little Steps Big Futures Program – In-person and online mentoring program for at-risk children. 

  • Bush InstitutePresidential Leadership Scholars – A first-of-its kind leadership development collaborative with four presidential centers.

  • Camp Fire First TexasSchool Readiness Program – Supporting early learning centers to align with high quality standards through a kindergarten-ready curriculum for children ages 0-5.

  • Cassata High SchoolSupport of high-school drop-out prevention programming and wrap-around student services. 

  • Catholic CharitiesPadua 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 ConnectOutcomes Institute – Metrics and evaluation training program for cohort of local non-profits.

  • Dream Outside the BoxMentoring and enrichment program for elementary students that engages college volunteers. 

  • Educational First StepsSupport for increasing quality of early learning centers and enrollment services for children in high quality centers. 

  • First3YearsRaising of Fort WorthCollaborative effort to generate awareness, support, and action around quality early education (0-5) in our local community.

  • George C. Clarke Elementary5th Grade Scholarship Program – Providing college scholarships to exemplary students in the 5th grade across a variety of disciplines.

  • Hope FarmDeveloping evaluation measures for a leadership program for at-risk boys.

  • Kids Hope USA – Mentoring program using community volunteers to match one-to-one with at-risk students. 

  • Kids Who Care Inc.: KidPower Leadership Program – Summer program teaching students all aspects of leadership through theater.

  • Lena Pope HomeEvaluation of Education Programs – Longitudinal study analyzing the current early childhood program’s effectiveness and general support for tuition subsidies at the early learning center. 

  • North Texas Community FoundationToolbox Grants – Providing local early learning nonprofits with the resources they need to improve their efficiency and capacity.

  • Northside Inter-Community AgencyCircle of Winners – Pays high school students to tutor elementary students; 2/3 of paycheck must go into college savings.

  • Reading Partners: Literacy intervention program using community volunteers to match one-to-one with struggling elementary students.

  • REAL School GardensMatching grant to increase the capacity to raise funds from corporate sponsors.

  • Rivertree AcademyParent University Program – Parent engagement program aimed at empowering parents to become advocates for their child’s education. 

  • TCU LiiNK ProjectExpansion of a pilot program that integrates recesses and character development content into the school day for better academic and behavioral outcomes. 

  • The ConcilioParents 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 CenterFamily Life Education – Program that teaches effective communication and parenting strategies for families.

  • United Community Centers: Summer Literacy Program – Designed to prevent “summer slide” and improve reading levels of struggling students.

  • United Way Tarrant CountyReady Reading and Reading Oasis – Support of a literacy intervention program at Carrol Peak Elementary.

  • Uplift CharterNorth Texas Principal Fellows Program – Principal training and development program for principals in North Texas, from both traditional and charter schools.

Sara Redington