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 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 Program – In-person and online mentoring program for at-risk children.
Bridgeport ISD Communities in Schools: Support of the Communities in Schools program to Bridgeport Elementary School.
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 / Cassata – College completion program for Cassata graduates.
Catholic Charities: Padua Poverty Pilot – Program aimed at ending poverty through a data-driven and comprehensive intervention strategy.
Center for Transforming Lives: Family Advocates Grant – Dual generational support for Early Head Start program.
Child Care Associates: The Incredible Years – Support for parent education program at Head Start learning centers.
CNM Connect: Outcomes Institute – Metrics and evaluation training program for cohort of local non-profits.
Communities Foundation of Texas: North Texas Giving Day – Matching funds for annual day of giving to local nonprofits.
Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County: Case Management for At-Risk Students – Drop-out prevention program.
Decatur ISD Future Ready Project: AVID Program – Support to expand the AVID program to Decatur Middle School.
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.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: Pre-K museum school for Morningside Elementary schools.
Fortress Youth Development Center: Support for newly opened early learning center.
George C. Clarke Elementary: 5th Grade Scholarship Program – Providing college scholarships to exemplary students in the 5th grade across a variety of disciplines.
Great Hearts Charter: General support for operations and possible expansion.
Hope Farm: Developing evaluation measures for a leadership program for at-risk boys.
Impossible Possibilities: Support for Maven Reading Program at Fort Worth elementary schools.
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 Home: Evaluation of Education Programs – Longitudinal study analyzing the current early childhood program’s effectiveness and general support for tuition subsidies at the early learning center.
Morningside Parent Engagement Collaborative (PEC): Ongoing support of AVANCE, The Concilio, New Day Services, and The Parenting Center to provide parent engagement services in the Morningside neighborhood of Fort Worth.
New Day Services for Children: Parent engagement program focused on reaching fathers through the Nurturing Fathers curriculum.
North Texas Community Foundation: Toolbox Grants – Providing local early learning nonprofits with the resources they need to improve their efficiency and capacity.
Northside Inter-Community Agency: Circle 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 Gardens: Matching grant to increase the capacity to raise funds from corporate sponsors.
Rivertree Academy: Parent University Program – Parent engagement program aimed at empowering parents to become advocates for their child’s education.
Tarrant County College Foundation: GenHope – After-school STEM enrichment program for middle school students.
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.
Teach For America: Bringing new TFA corps members to Fort Worth.
Texas Public Policy Foundation: General support for education initiatives.
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 Program – Designed to prevent “summer slide” and improve reading levels of struggling students.
United Way Tarrant County: Ready Reading and Reading Oasis – Support of a literacy intervention program at Carrol Peak Elementary.
University of Texas at Dallas Geosciences Department: Support of The Ellison Miles Center for Geological Field Studies mobile research laboratory.
Uplift Charter: North Texas Principal Fellows Program – Principal training and development program for principals in North Texas, from both traditional and charter schools.
Wise County Collaborative: Wise County teacher convocation program.