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ToolBox Grants

Grants to Tarrant County, Texas Nonprofits and Groups
for Capacity Building Programs in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of North Texas

LOI Date:

02/08/19

Deadline Date:

03/22/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Tarrant County, Texas nonprofit organizations and neighborhood associations for capacity building programs. Applicants must first submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Consideration will be given to organizations and groups that serve the neighborhoods with the highest poverty levels in Tarrant County. Program areas include: education, employment, health, housing, and community enrichment.

ToolBox Grants provide Tarrant County-based nonprofit organizations with capacity building grants to improve their strength and stability. Capacity building projects address organizational effectiveness, leadership development, or operational efficiency, and are intended to be one-time, transformative investments. By investing in projects such as technology upgrades, strategic planning, professional development and evaluation and feasibility studies, the Foundation aims to strengthen the leaders, systems, and plans that enable nonprofits to have more effective programming and greater community impact.

The 2018-2020 ToolBox Grants Program will help nonprofits and neighborhood associations build capacity to strengthen the people and places in Tarrant County’s most challenged neighborhoods. Specific neighborhoods in the community are disproportionately affected by the compounding impacts of poverty. Target neighborhoods include: Western Hills, Como, Diamond Hill-Jarvis/Northside, Historic Southside and Morningside, Butler Place, East Seminary/Wichita St, Stop Six, and Central-East Arlington.

Eligible Capacity Building Projects:

Projects must address:
- Organizational effectiveness
- Leadership development
- Operational efficiency
- Projects must be linked to the organization’s capacity to make a significant difference in one or more of the target neighborhoods
- See the RFP for examples of eligible capacity building projects and additional information.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152169

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Small organizations (Budget under $200K): $2,500-$7,500
- Large organizations (Budget over $200K): $7,500-$15,000
- Neighborhood associations (Budget under $20K): $500-$1,000

Note: The request for ToolBox funding should represent 50-100% of the total cost of the project. 15% of a ToolBox grant may be applied towards staff time for project implementation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Categories:
- Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Tarrant County
- Neighborhood associations in target neighborhoods (must have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor)

Target neighborhoods include: Western Hills, Como, Diamond Hill-Jarvis/Northside, Historic Southside and Morningside, Butler Place, East Seminary/Wichita St, Stop Six, and Central-East Arlington.

ToolBox Grants do not fund programs or general operations.

Ineligible Projects:
- Programming
- Media or marketing campaigns
- Fundraising/capital projects
- General operations
- Projects in need of ongoing maintenance

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Deadline to submit Letter of Intent: February 8
- NTxCF invites finalists to submit full proposal: February 26
- Proposal deadline: March 22
- Award notification: April 15
- ToolBox Celebration: April 25

Letters of intent and full proposals will be submitted via the Community Foundation’s grants portal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply:
https://northtexascf.org/community-investment/grant-focus-areas/toolbox-grants-program/

For additional questions, contact:
Garrett March
gmarch@northtexascf.org
817.877.0702.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Tarrant County