Fund to Advance Racial Equity Surpasses $1 Million in Grants
North Texas Community Foundation announces $577,500 in funding to 21 organizations through the Fund to Advance Racial Equity. The latest round of grants is the largest to date and brings the fund’s total grant making to nearly $1.2 million.
In partnership with local funders, the Fund to Advance Racial Equity (FARE) was established in 2020 to provide grants for nonprofits and municipal entities working to achieve a more equitable community for all. This year, funding for FARE was generously provided by North Texas Community Foundation fundholders, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Colonial Savings and Wells Fargo.
“North Texas Community Foundation is committed to creating a community where everyone can thrive. The work that these grants recipients are doing is both innovative and responsive, embedding the voices of those most affected by challenges in our region,” said Rose Bradshaw, president & CEO of North Texas Community Foundation.
Through grants awarded, the fund strives to eliminate racial bias and discrimination, ultimately leading to more equitable outcomes for all. In addition to receiving funding, grantees are invited to participate in a cohort for networking and capacity building opportunities.
“The Fund to Advance Racial Equity creates activated networks by providing two key ingredients that are critical to success: resources and relationships. Our hope is to create space to connect and collaborate on approaches to advance racial equity and community healing,” observed Garrett March, associate director of community impact for North Texas Community Foundation.
The FARE grants committee – including Deputy Chief Pedro “Kiki” Criado, Juan Daniel Garcia, Lisa Goodwin, Heather Guidry, Anette Soto Landeros, Marcus Morris, Rev. Ryon Price, Myra Savage, Angela White and Dr. Yvette Wingate– reviews all proposals and allocates funding on behalf of the Community Foundation. Additionally, an Advisory Council comprised of approximately twenty diverse community members informs the Fund’s work, keeps the Fund accountable to its goals, champions the effort and helps connect grantees to decision makers.
Funded projects fall into one of FARE’s three priority areas: building understanding between racially diverse groups, strengthening community leadership, and developing trust between residents and law enforcement.
The 2022 Grantees Include:
Children at Risk
City of Fort Worth, Neighborhood Services Department
Fort Worth Japanese Society
Fort Worth Opera
March to the Polls
Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization
National Juneteenth Museum
Transform 1012 N. Main Street
Improving Neighborhood-Police Trust:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
City of Fort Worth, Office of the Police Oversight Monitor
Supporting Community Leadership:
Leadership Fort Worth
Northside Inter-Community Agency