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CFT awards $435,000 across 35 local nonprofits in support of social services 

December 15, 2022

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 Dallas, Cornerstone 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 Exchange, Hallie'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 Ministries, Nexus 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 



Financial Assistance Program Direct Aid 

Arlington Charities



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 




Financial Assistance Program 

Catholic Charities of Dallas




Short-Term Emergency Financial Support 

Cornerstone Assistance Network




Transportation Assistance 

DFW Angels 




Family Financial Assistance 

Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County 




Emergency Assistance for Families 

For Oak Cliff 




Community Financial Assistance 

Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Coalition 




Social Worker Financial Support 

Frisco Family Services 




Direct Client Support 

Gill Children's Services 




Financial Assistance for Tarrant County Children 

Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange 




Low-Income and Emergency Assistance Program Support 

Hallie's Heroes 




Rental and Utility Assistance for Families 

Hope For You 




Support of Financial Service Assistance Programs 

Hope Restored Missions 




Financial Assistance Including Bus Passes and Gas Cards 

Hopeful Solutions 




Support of JumpStart and New Directions Programs 

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas 




Financial Assistance for those with Unexpected Financial Loss 





Financial Assistance for Families with Kids in School 

Interfaith Family Services 




Family Assistance Program 

Irving Cares




Emergency Assistance Program 

LifeLine for Families 




Homelessness Prevention for Families in Grand Prairie Independent School District 


Manna House 




Financial Assistance Program Expansion 

Mansfield Mission Center 




Transportation and Financial Assistance 

Marcus D King Ministries 




Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance 

Metrocrest Services 




Stabilization of Families in Their Homes to Prevent Eviction and Homelessness 

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 




Financial Assistance Program 

Network of Community Ministries 




Childcare Assistance Program 

Nexus Recovery Center 




Financial Assistance for Women Post Residential Treatment 

Parker County Center of Hope




Financial Assistance for Low-Income Individuals 

Redeemed Women 




Support of Low-Income Women in South Dallas 

Sharing Life Community Outreach 




Financial Assistance for Low-income Clients in Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman Counties 

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation




Financial Empowerment Program 

The Storehouse of Collin County 




Financial Assistance Program 

Women in Need




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. 

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