Starting August 11, nonprofits who support individuals and families in the focus areas of health, economic security, safety and wellbeing, education, and social justice are invited to apply for funding through a new North Texas Cares application.
In continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Dallas Foundation joins 31 North Texas foundations and United Ways to come together for a second phase of North Texas Cares, a funder collaborative with a common application form. North Texas Cares initially launched in late March with 15 partners and grew quickly to more than 30 funder participants.
Participating funders review submitted applications and make individual funding decisions. Each funder allocates their own separate funds, timeline and process to evaluate and award grant applications, so one application may potentially result in grants from multiple funders. Grant amounts vary by funder and organizations will hear from a participating funder directly if their application has been selected for a grant.
The second phase North Texas Cares application opens today, August 11, 2020. Submissions will be accepted between now and October 2. As applications are submitted, they will be made available to each funder on a regular basis for their review. For more information and to apply, please visit northtexascares.org and review the FAQs prior to applying.
In order to be eligible for funding, agencies must meet the following criteria:
- Be a 501c3 organization
- Currently provide services in the North Texas area
- Provide services that align with the priority focus areas. Please review the details below.
Note: Between April and mid-July 2020, the 30+ participating funders awarded 1,400 grants totaling over $40 million to 630 area nonprofits through the first phase of the North Texas Cares application process. Regardless of whether an organization received funding in phase one, all nonprofits that meet the criteria are eligible to apply or re-apply for funding in phase two.
Priority Funding Areas
- Organizations and programs focused on providing access to health services of all kinds, including those focused on addressing disparities; mental health services for children and youth; and supporting COVID testing and access to testing/tracing
- Organizations and programs focused on preparing people for living wage jobs in the COVID-19 environment (e.g., via rapid re-employment, upskilling or reskilling through partnerships with community colleges/schools and/or moving to online adult learning)
- Organizations that provide supportive services for workers, such as childcare or transportation
- Providing safe, stable housing for families or individuals
- Organizations that provide services to re-entry populations to assist them as they are returning to the community during this very challenging time
SAFETY & WELL BEING
- Programs focused on personal safety from violence in the home
- Programs focused on public safety in the community and eliminating violence directed at people of color, disenfranchised and marginalized populations
- Programs working to reduce learning loss and close the racial achievement gap
- Programs focused on supporting teachers/students given current online learning challenges
- Programs addressing the digital divide
- In- and out-of-school engagement programs for children and youth
- Programs that focused on education to cultivate anti-racism
- Parent engagement programs to support learning at home
- Programs that focus on education to cultivate anti-racism
- Community organizing and movement building
- Creative community engagement to promote equity, access, participation and rights, including through the arts
- Programs that foster and build leadership for people of color within nonprofit organizations