King Foundation Awards $25,000 to CCFW
July 10, 2012
Fort Worth, TX, July 10, 2012-Dallas-Fort Worth based King Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the HOMES program of Catholic Charities Fort Worth. The HOMES program provides intensive case management services to chronic and vulnerable homeless individuals and families. This grant will be utilized to sustain and enhance services to this unique population.
According to the Homeless Management Information System, every day in 2012, there will be 2,123 homeless persons in Tarrant County. Of the 136 unsheltered homeless individuals who are not living in transitional housing or an emergency shelter, 20% are veterans.
The goal of the HOMES program is to provide support and resources that will enable the homeless to successfully reintegrate into housing. By connecting clients to clinics, bringing them cold water on a hot day, and educating them about housing opportunities in our community, this program helps to support and counsel some of the most disadvantaged members of the community.
The King Foundation grant is an example of the importance of private philanthropy in meeting community needs and sustaining social services.
Carl B. and Florence E. King created the foundation that bears their names in 1966, and its assets have now grown to approximately $55 million. The foundation distributes $2 million annually and awards grants in June and December of each year in the areas of aging; arts, culture, and history; children and youth; education; the indigent; and nonprofit capacity. Grants are restricted to programs serving residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, West Texas, and the eastern and southern portions of Arkansas. More information about the foundation can be found on their website, www.kingfoundation.com.
About Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Catholic Charities Fort Worth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1910 with the mission to meet the needs of children, families, elderly, refugees, and immigrants in the diocese of Fort Worth, regardless of creed, race, ethnicity, or culture. In 2010, Catholic Charities Fort Worth served over 124,000 individuals and families in need, using more than 90 cents out of every dollar donated to directly provide services through over 40 programs. For more information, please visit us at www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org.