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Fort Worth Funders’ Forum
March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for a morning with some of the Metroplex’s top funders to hear from them directly on their funding priorities, decision-making process, and other useful insights. The funders will make a brief presentation about their organization followed by a moderated Q&A and an open Q&A for attendees to ask the funders questions.
United Way of Tarrant County: The United Way of Tarrant County launched its new strategic plan in early 2018, which introduced a new model to allocate funds to community partners and agencies – Systems Change. The Systems Change model shifts a portion of funding to focus on the root causes of social issues and finding universal solutions for problems that impact entire populations and continue to occur. In the summer of 2018, United Way of Tarrant County allocated almost $1 million in Systems Change funding to six organizations.
The Ryan Foundation: T
he mission of the Ryan Foundation is to support a wide variety of public charities in the State of Texas, with an emphasis on Tarrant County and Fort Worth as this is the lifelong home of the donors of the Foundation. Areas of interest include health care, human and social services, education, children services, and the arts. As of December 31, 2016, the total assets of the foundation are approximately $115,000,000.00. Since the inception of the Foundation, The Ryan Foundation has made $55,000,000 of grants to local charities. The grants range in size from $5,000 to $500,000. The median or typical size grant is around $ 25,000.
Junior League of Fort Worth: The Junior League of Fort Worth is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. In 2018-2019, JLFW provided nine grants totaling $420,000 to local nonprofit organizations including Fort Worth Dream Park, Make-A-Wish North Texas, Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas, The Women’s Center, and Wings of Hope Equitherapy.
Cost: $75 Members/$125 Non-members