$127,500 IN ADDITIONAL GRANTS FOR THE TEXAS DISASTER RELIEF FUND!

grant announcement

for June 9, 2021

We are excited to announce our 3rd (and final!) round of Texas Relief Fund Grant Recipients!

Thanks to over 5,700 generous donors & organizations from across the country, the following nonprofits are receiving funding towards relief efforts in Texas this week!

  • Family Place is receiving $25,000
  • The Settlement Home for Children is receiving $50,000
  • Sustainable Food Center is receiving $27,500
  • Wichita Falls Area Food Bank is receiving $25,000

The Family Place has been helping victims of family violence in North Texas since 1978. They provide everything needed to help victims become survivors.

This grant will help with the following:

  • Housing: 65 hotel rooms for an estimated 16 weeks.
  • Transportation: getting children to school and back via rideshare services, women to work, and our staff back and forth between facilities.
  • Meals: providing food for clients to cook in their rooms and bringing in dinner to the hotel that our staff prepares at Ann Moody Place.
  • Staffing: adding additional staffing patterns to cover reconfigured services and operations.
  • Safe Campus Repairs

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The Settlement Home for Children is a licensed nonprofit organization that serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. We provide 24-hour care to help children in foster care access the materials and support they need to restore and preserve a permanent sense of well-being.

This grant will help with the following:

  • The Clothes Closet: a space where residents go to pick out clothes, shoes and other items experienced a collapsed ceiling and flooding due to water pipes bursting. The repairs include new carpet, drywall and insulation.
  • The Warehouse: a structure that includes staff offices and stores donations from the community to be repurposed and sold at The Settlement Home’s Annual Garage & Estate Sale fundraiser, flooded and repairs include fixing the kitchen’s broken water line and replacing the damaged ceiling and cabinets.
  • A Residential Cottage: housing eight adolescent girls and one staff member remains uninhabitable and requires a total demolition and repair of the walls and floors to ensure mold doesn’t continue to grow due to flooding.
  • Technology Equipment: some staff members faced costly computer repair and various campus technology equipment was lost due to water damage.

Sustainable Food Center cultivates a just and regenerative food system so people and the environment can thrive.  Their work supports local, small to mid-sized farms so they can thrive. They also increase access to healthy, local food and offer education and resources to help individuals and families maintain a healthy diet.

This grant will help with the following:

SFC will use this $27,500 grant from Legacy Collective to dedicate a staff member to provide ongoing and direct support to farmers engaged in our Farmers of Color Relief and Resiliency Fund and disaster relief efforts.

Wichita Falls Area Food Bank unites their communities to fight hunger with food, education and advocacy.

This grant will help with the following:

  • Replace pre-made boxes that were distribute from their Mobile Pantries (approximately 31,000 pounds of food)
  • Restock & replenish the food bank from the disaster in February to prepare for the next disaster need
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