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CFT Awards $435,000 Across 35 Local Nonprofits in Support of Social Services 

Grants will support emergency financial assistance programs in response to rising community needs

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently offered a funding opportunity for nonprofits focused on providing emergency financial assistance in our local communities, including support for rent and mortgages, utilities, childcare, transportation, healthcare, and more. A total of $435,000 was awarded across 35 nonprofits dedicated to providing social services in North Texas, in alignment with CFT’s grantmaking pillar of “Living.” The funding came from the Communities Foundation of Texas discretionary grantmaking dollars, including the Phoebe & Russell H. Perry Fund, the Rosine Fund, and the Collin County Impact Fund.

“We have heard from our nonprofit partners that they are seeing increased need for financial assistance due to current economic conditions,” said Wende Burton, CFT’s Chief Philanthropy Officer. “Our goal with this grant is to provide additional funds that our nonprofit partners can use to provide assistance to many across our region who are facing challenges, helping their clients move from surviving to thriving.”

The 35 nonprofits who received funding are: All Community Outreach, Bryan’s House, Arlington Charities, Inc., Cancer Care Services, Catholic Charities of DallasCornerstone Assistance Network, DFW Angels, Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County, For Oak Cliff, Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Coalition, Frisco Family Services, Gill Children’s Services, Grapevine Relief And Community ExchangeHallie’s Heroes, Hope For You, Hope Restored Missions, Hopeful Solutions, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, ImmSchools, Interfaith Family Services, Irving Cares, LifeLine for Families, Manna House, Mansfield Mission Center, Marcus D King Ministries, Metrocrest Services, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Network of Community MinistriesNexus Recovery Center, Parker County Center of Hope, Redeemed Women, Sharing Life Community Outreach, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, The Storehouse of Collin County, and Women in Need.

Learn more about each of the nonprofits who received the funding and what the grants will support below:

Name of Organization  Grant Amount Awarded  What’s Being Funded
All Community Outreach $10,000.00 Financial Assistance Program Direct Aid
Arlington Charities $15,000.00 Utility Assistance and Food Supplication
Bryan’s House $20,000.00 Emergency Financial Assistance for Families Caring for Children with Special Needs
Cancer Care Services $10,000.00 Financial Assistance Program
Catholic Charities of Dallas $10,000.00 Short-Term Emergency Financial Support
Cornerstone Assistance Network $15,000.00 Transportation Assistance
DFW Angels $5,000.00 Family Financial Assistance
Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County $20,000.00 Emergency Assistance for Families
For Oak Cliff $20,000.00 Community Financial Assistance
Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Coalition $10,000.00 Social Worker Financial Support
Frisco Family Services $5,000.00 Direct Client Support
Gill Children’s Services $10,000.00 Financial Assistance for Tarrant County Children
Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange $10,000.00 Low-Income and Emergency Assistance Program Support
Hallie’s Heroes $10,000.00 Rental and Utility Assistance for Families
Hope For You  $10,000.00 Support of Financial Service Assistance Programs
Hope Restored Missions $10,000.00 Financial Assistance Including Bus Passes and Gas Cards
Hopeful Solutions $10,000.00 Support of JumpStart and New Directions Programs
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas $20,000.00 Financial Assistance for those with Unexpected Financial Loss
ImmSchools $15,000.00 Financial Assistance for Families with Kids in School
Interfaith Family Services $15,000.00 Family Assistance Program
Irving Cares $15,000.00 Emergency Assistance Program
LifeLine for Families $5,000.00 Homelessness Prevention for Families in Grand Prairie Independent School District
Manna House $20,000.00 Financial Assistance Program Expansion
Mansfield Mission Center $15,000.00 Transportation and Financial Assistance
Marcus D King Ministries $15,000.00 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance
Metrocrest Services $10,000.00 Stabilization of Families in Their Homes to Prevent Eviction and Homelessness
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition $10,000.00 Financial Assistance Program
Network of Community Ministries $10,000.00 Childcare Assistance Program
Nexus Recovery Center $10,000.00 Financial Assistance for Women Post Residential Treatment
Parker County Center of Hope $15,000.00 Financial Assistance for Low-Income Individuals
Redeemed Women $15,000.00 Support of Low-Income Women in South Dallas
Sharing Life Community Outreach  $15,000.00 Financial Assistance for Low-income Clients in Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman Counties
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation $15,000.00 Financial Empowerment Program
The Storehouse of Collin County $10,000.00 Financial Assistance Program
Women in Need $5,000.00 Homelessness Prevention for Domestic Violence Victims


At CFT, we believe that a thriving community is one in which all people feel cared for, invested in, nourished and valued, and have an equitable opportunity to contribute to the well-being and growth of themselves, their families and their communities.


Celeste Arista Glover
Celeste Arista Glover
Senior Community Philanthropy Officer

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