Contributing to a thriving Arlington by supporting the causes which benefit our citizens and enhance the natural surroundings and lifestyle of our city.

What We Do :: Past Grants :: FY 2009 Grant Recipients

Arts & Culture

Arlington Historical Society
Knapp Heritage Park
$17,900

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee
Jazz Festival
$5,000

Friends of the Levitt Pavilion
Children’s and Concert series sponsorship
$30,000

Theatre Arlington
ACT UPS Program
$20,000

The Vietnamese Community of Tarrant County
Memorial Day essay-writing contest
$1,000

Beautification

City of Arlington Code Ranger Program
Volunteer recruitment and recognition
$2,300

Park & Ride Sites — City of Arlington Public Works Department
Upgrades and improvements to facilities
$13,500

Mount Olive Day Care
New security fencing and upgrades to school playground and yard
$11,500

Children, Youth & Family

The Arlington Life Shelter
Healthy Lifestyle/Wellness Program and cooking classes for homeless families
$13,000

Arlington Urban Ministries
Emergency utility and rental assistance programs for at-risk, working families
$15,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington
SMART Program underwriting – focusing on self-esteem, positive peer involvement and anti-drug initiatives
$20,000

Teen Court of Arlington
Volunteer recruitment
$3,000

The Downs Syndrome Partnership
Loose the Training Wheels Program designed to teach bicycle and development skills to children with Down Syndrome
$4,000

Dental Health Arlington
Oral health underwriting to provide more than 1,200 first, second and third graders with preventive dental care
$10,000

The Filipino American Church
Science tutoring program at Short Elementary
$1,500

Friends of the Levitt Pavilion
Children’s Series sponsorship
$10,000

HOPE Tutoring Center, Inc.
Tutoring Program for at-risk students
$10000

Mental Health Mental Retardation Vision Center
Development of first-of-its-kind multi-sensory environmental room for disable clients
$15,000

Miracle League of Arlington
Underwriting of Spring baseball season
$10,000

Mission Metroplex
Transportation program funding to help provide residents with trips to healthcare appointments, job-training services and after-school programming
$30,000

Special Olympics
Year-round sporting activities for individuals with disabilities
$5,000

The Vietnamese Community of Tarrant County
Community center upgrades and improvements
$1,200

Environment And Energy Conservation

City of Arlington Environmental Services Department
Emission Reduction Goal and Action Plan to help address climate change with an aim to increase livability and sustainability in the region.
$18,000

City of Arlington Parks Department
Green Arlington Program to help broaden local support for environmental efforts to enhance city’s urban forest, native prairies and wildflower restoration areas.
$60,000

City of Arlington Water Utilities Department
Creation of downtown water efficient landscaping around City Hall, the downtown library and City Tower.  Gardens will be used as ‘living labs’ to help demonstrate the benefits and beauty of water-efficient landscaping.
$65,000

First United Methodist Church
Funding for energy efficient upgrades to a retired parsonage as a way to convert the facility into a community activity center for by local non-profit and health and human service organizations.
$15,000

Historic Preservation

Arlington Veterans Park Foundation
Continued development of the Arlington Veterans Park Memorial located in Veterans Park.
$18,000

City of Arlington Community Development  and Planning
Landmark Preservation Commission funding to provide formal identification, through permanent signs, of significant buildings and historical sites within the city
$15,000

City of Arlington Parks Department
Colonel Neal Kearby Memorial Project which honors one of the city’s greatest military heroes and recipient of America’s highest award of valor, the Medal of Honor.
$18,000

Old Town Neighborhood and Arlington Preservation Foundation
Support for the organization’s work to register local historical sites with the Texas Historical Commission Marker Program.
$4,000

Libraries

COA Public Library
Special Collection at the Central Library
$25,000

COA Public Library
Family Literacy Program
$20,000

Lamar High School
21st Century Library
$10,000

Dunn Elementary School
Advance learning equipment
$2,700

Parks & Recreation

The Build-a-Dream Program – City Parks & Recreation Department
360 Scholarships for children to attend summer/fall camps and recreation activities
$30,000

The Dream Music Program – City Parks & Recreation
Free music lessons for local youth
$13,000

The LEAF (Let’s Enhance Arlington’s Forest) Program – City Park & Recreation Department
Planting 375 trees in Arlington neighborhoods
$15,000

8 parks – City Parks & Recreation Department Friends of the Levitt Pavilion
Provide shade structures to protect park equipment and help prevent heat-related injuries during hot summer months
$100,000

Randol Mill Park – City Parks & Recreation Department
Barrier free playground – develop the City’s first fully accessible playground for children with physical and mental disabilities
$100,000

Elzie Odom and Meadowbrook Recreation Center – City Parks & Recreation Department
Facility upgrades and general repairs
$15,000

Safe Neighborhoods

City of Arlington Parks Department
Village Creek Historical Park and Tails-n-Trails Dog Park – security lighting
$40,000

Cit y of Arlington Community Development and Planning
Parkview Addition Neighborhood to provide funding for additional and improved street lighting
$21,000

City of Arlington Community Development and Planning
Town North Neighborhood Safe Route to School which provides sidewalks to ensure safe pedestrian traffic for families and more than 320 children traveling to and from school
$50,000

City of Arlington Parks Department
Lake Arlington shoreline improvements including funding to underwrite quarterly cleanups and to help curb illegal dumping
$40,000

Strong Neighborhoods

Arlington Board of Realtors Foundation
Kick Start Arlington Neighborhoods Program, which provides assistance to low-income and disabled homeowners whose homes have fallen in disrepair
$35,000

Arlington Libraries
Mini-Bookmobile Program to create a mobile library unit to provide library services to underserved portions of the community
$21,000

Arlington Police Department
Rejuvenating Arlington Creating Hope (REACH) Program funding crime prevention and neighborhood restoration initiatives targeting at-risk youth in the southern sector of the city.
$12,500

City of Arlington Community Development and Planning
Town North Neighborhood Safe Route to School which provides sidewalks to ensure safe pedestrian traffic for families and children.  The program is part of the neighborhood’s revitalization efforts.
$50,000

City of Arlington Parks Department
Family Support Center – funding for a pilot program located at Hugh Smith Recreation Center to meet the diverse needs of families residing in east Arlington neighborhoods.
$50,000

Dance Theatre of Arlington
I Am! Program designed help at-risk youth experience the art of dance and theater.
$5,000

First Tee of Arlington
Outreach Program which provides character development and life skills training for at-risk youth through training and exposure to the game of golf.
$13,000

Symphony Arlington
Kids Note Program designed to expand art education for underserved children in local schools.
$2,500