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

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of North Texas

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Deadline Date:

04/03/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations and neighborhood associations in eligible regions for capacity building programs. Applicants must 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.

The 2018-2020 grant cycle is focusing on nonprofits serving the neighborhoods with the highest poverty levels in Tarrant County. Recent City of Fort Worth research, coupled with the Community Foundation’s report, Growing Up in North Texas, highlights the many ways in which multi-dimensional poverty (e.g. scarcity in education, health, income and employment) impacts local families. Specific neighborhoods in the community are disproportionately affected by the compounding impacts of poverty.

Projects must address:

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.

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 (Las Vegas Trail), Como, Diamond Hill-Jarvis/Northside, Butler Place, Historic Southside, Morningside, East Seminary/Wichita Street, Stop Six, and East-Central Arlington.

ToolBox Grants do not fund programs or general operations.

Ineligible Projects:
- Capital projects
- Fundraising campaigns
- General operations
- Media or marketing campaigns
- Programming
- Projects in need of ongoing maintenance (including software or database renewal fees)

Pre-Application Information:

- January 15, 2020 – RFP Released to Nonprofits
- March 2, 2020 - NTxCF invites finalists to submit proposal
- February 19, 2020, 11:59 PM – Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent (LOI)
- April 3, 2020, 11:59 PM – Proposal Deadline
- Early May 2020 – Award Notification
- May 19, 2020 – ToolBox Celebration

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.

Apply online:

For questions concerning eligibility:
Garrett March, Associate Director of Community Impact

For questions regarding the grants portal:
Susan Van Meter, Community Impact Associate

North Texas Community Foundation
Fort Worth Club Building
306 W. 7th Street, Suite 1045
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Tarrant County

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