As North Texans, we have overcome many difficult situations over the years: natural disasters, man-made disasters, economic emergencies—but nothing quite like the health emergency we face today. In times like these, the nonprofit community consistently steps up to take care of our most vulnerable neighbors, and we are grateful to have such a strong network of nonprofits in Ellis County & throughout the North Texas region.
Direct Service nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 crisis are invited to apply for funding through North Texas Cares. This joint initiative, made up of 15 North Texas organizations including the United Way of West Ellis County, will support one common grant application for agencies that work with people and communities most negatively affected by COVID-19. This single application process will simplify and streamline the process for nonprofits seeking emergency funds. The North Texas Cares application process is currently open with no due date. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated every single week. Decisions will be made throughout the crisis period to facilitate the urgent need for funding against evolving community need. For more information and to apply, visit https://northtexascares.org/
In order to be eligible for funding, agencies must meet the following criteria.
Must be 501c3 organization
Must provide services in the North Texas area
Must provide services that address immediate response or long-term relief efforts in response to COVID-19
Requests need to focus on first responders and/or support for vulnerable populations– (examples could include seniors, children, homeless, low-income)
We’re all in this together, and with the critical work of our nonprofit community, we will get through this challenging time and emerge stronger than before.