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 2010 Grant Recipients

57 Grants – $1,268,150

Animal Services

City of Arlington Community Services
Providing funding to regularly operate a mobile adoption unit with the objective to increase the City’s rate of successful adoptions.
$5,000

Arts & Culture

Arlington Fourth of July Parade
Underwrite costs associated with hosting the 45th annual parade.
$2,000

Arlington Arts League
Grant to create and produce educational materials which art docents use to teach 5th and 6th Arlington ISD students about European and American art.
$4,000

Arlington Community Band
Donation used to purchase sheet music and off-set costs associated with rehearsal venues.
$2,000

Dance Theatre Arlington
Supporting the company’s marketing efforts, including website upgrades and design and distribution of enhanced outreach and promotional materials.
$15,000

Salvation Army Arlington
Providing the financial resources to offer high-quality, low-cost, after school and summer arts programs for youth from low-income families.
$9,000

Theatre Arlington
Underwriting costs associated with upgrading the organization’s website and enhancing the season’s advertising and promotional activities.
$20,000

Timeless Concerts
Supporting two chamber music productions held in Arlington.
$3,000

Beautification

Parkview Addition Community
Provided the financial support to build wrought iron fencing along the neighborhood perimeter as a way to provide security and revive the neighborhood’s appearance.
$15,000

Randol Mill Park West Citizens on Patrol
Grant to re-design and renovate neighborhood entry signs.
$15,000

Children, Youth & Family

The Child Study Center
Grant provides support for programs to provide diagnosis and treatment services for children with developmental disabilities.
$18,000

Dental Health Arlington
Underwriting to cover costs associated with preventive oral health procedures benefiting more than 1,200 low-income children residing in Arlington.
$10,000

Knights of Columbus Council 6269
Provided the financial resources needed to redesign and rebuild playground facilities located on the Council’s grounds.
$17,000

Leadership Arlington
Support for the organization’s Youth Leadership Program.
 $1,500

Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
Making one wish possible for a severely ill child living in Arlington.
$7,000

Mayfield Road Baptist Church
Gift helps support the church’s ESL and literacy classes.
$1,500

Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex – Transportation Program
Funding to help provide low income residents with transportation to healthcare appointments, job-training services and after-school programming.
$30,000

Police Foundation – Arlington
Sole underwriter of the Police Athletic League’s four-week summer camp programs benefiting 200 low-income youth.  Through the camps, police officers offer a broad range of events, including cultural, educational and physical activities.  Camps are designed to develop positive relationships between public servants, camps attendees and among youth peers.
$20,000

River Legacy Foundation
Supporting the educational activities offered by River Legacy’s Living Science Center and its mission to encourage children and families to explore nature.
$10,000

SafeHaven of Tarrant County
Underwriting activities involved in the organization’s Children Can Succeed Program which provides recreational and educational services offered to the young victims of domestic violence.
$18,000

Salvation Army of Arlington
Funding dedicated to ensuring the Army’s Family Life Center PROJECT Empowerment has the resources necessary to offer transitional self-sufficiency programs to local homeless families.
$20,000

Senior Citizens Services of Greater Tarrant County
Contributed to efforts to open a second senior center in the North Arlington area with an objective to serve an additional 100 senior residents.
$12,000

Tarrant County Housing Partnership, Inc.
Grant to support costs associated with the Women’s Homeownership Initiative designed to provide low-income women and female-headed households with access to and preparation for home ownership.
$10,000

The WARM Place
Providing funding to support costs associated with the Sons & Daughters Grief Support Group which offers specialized programming for children 5-18 who are mourning the death of a parent.
$15,000

YMCA of Arlington
Support for outreach activities offered to residents living at Rush Creek and Artisan at Rush Creek apartment complexes.  Programs are designed to reduce area crime rates, improve community spirit, enhance student performance and provide a positive environment for children and family living in these complexes.
$20,000

Environment And Energy Conservation

City of Arlington Community Development & Planning Department
Funding to maintain the City’s commuter bus service which provides service from Arlington to Fort Worth each weekday as a way to help improve the community’s air quality and reduce highway traffic.
$65,500

City of Arlington Community Development & Planning Department
Grant provides financial resources to install an irrigation system to support landscaping planted in a newly built sidewalk system around the schools and throughout the neighborhoods in the city’s Town North community.
$29,000

City of Arlington Community Services Department
Donation to support efforts to protect the city’s River Legacy Park from the invasion and destruction of feral hogs.
$6,000

Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Supporting the organization’s efforts to expand its ReStore operations locally and throughout the metroplex.
$45,000

Historic Preservation

Arlington Historical Society
Providing the financial resources to commission a study to identify and prioritize rehabilitation and revitalization efforts benefiting the Fielder House Museum.
$10,000

City of Arlington Financial & Management Resources Department
Contributing to efforts to protect and secure documents which record the City’s earliest history, including papers dating to the early 1800’s.
$9,650

City of Arlington Library Services Department
Grant will underwrite activities associated with cataloging and digitizing Arlington Police Department’s Harold K. Elliott Police Museum collection.
$18,000

Libraries & Books

Arlington Historical Society
Donation created a historical library and reference room at the Fielder House Museum.
$15,000

City of Arlington Public Library
Underwriting for the Lake Arlington Branch library building renovations and capital campaign.
$25,000

City of Arlington Public Library
Support for the City’s community library program, LibraryLINK Bouncing Babies, which offers early childhood development interactive sessions to local families.
$5,000

Gateway School
Underwriting to provide READ RIGHT training for the school’s faculty as a way to address the unique teaching methods necessary to deliver literacy education to children with learning disorders.
$25,000

Parks & Recreation

Adaptive Easter Egg Hunt – City Parks & Recreation
Provided the financial resources to purchase specially designed audible eggs which can be used in activities involving visually impaired children.
$5,000

The Build-a-Dream Program – City Parks & Recreation Department
Underwrote expenses associated with enrolling 360 economically-disadvantaged children in summer/fall camps and recreational activities.
$30,000

Centralized Irrigation System – City Parks & Recreation
Purchased equipment to upgrade irrigation systems citywide and provided a means to monitor water usage patterns and remotely check leaks and problems in the field.
$50,000

Lightning Predication System – City Park & Recreation Department
Covered costs associated with installing advanced technology systems at Randol Mill and Stovall swimming pools to monitor, predict and warn park staff and visitors of potentially dangerous weather activity.
$20,000

Harold Patterson and Randol Mill Park Facilities – City Parks & Recreation Department Friends of the Levitt Pavilion
Contributed to costs associated with installation of shade structures as the park’s softball venues.  The structures will provide sun-protection to more than 15,000 sport spectators a year.
$50,000

Entertainment District Art Icon – City Parks & Recreation Department
Designed to be the focal point of the City’s Entertainment District, the icon will be a soaring, 50-foot spire of gleaming metal set on a stone base.  The Foundation’s gift is one of two gifts underwriting the project.
$75,000

Light Up Arlington Fire Works – City Parks & Recreation Department
The major underwriter of the event, the Foundation’s grant provides the financial resources to host the city’s annual festivities.
$30,000

Safe Neighborhoods

City of Arlington Parks & Recreation  Department
Funding to cover costs associated with quarterly cleanups along Lake Arlington shorelines and support for programs which deter illegal garbage dumping across the city.
$40,000

City of Arlington Public Works  Department
Covering costs of replacing outmoded underground fuel storage tanks with environmentally-sound alternatives.
$30,000

First United Methodist Church
Funding to help underwrite upgrades to landscaping and sidewalks along Division, Mesquite, Center and North streets in the Central Arlington Neighborhood Revitalization Area.
$20,000

Junior League of Arlington
Provide financial resources to make building improvements to the Center for Community Service.
$40,000

Randol Mill Park West Citizens on Patrol
Grant to build ADA compliant ramps and safe access sidewalks at Randol Mill and Oakwood Lane.
$20,000

SafeHaven of Tarrant County
Supported the organization’s Safety First programming designed to increase safety for domestic violence victims and their families from the onset of abuse to the successful re-assimilation into their homes and communities.
$40,000

United Way – Arlington
Supporting the Our Kids Our Community initiative which focuses on providing Arlington’s at-risk youth with alternatives to gang affiliation, violence and criminal behavior.
$40,000

Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Contributing to the Preserve a Home program dedicated to helping revitalize Arlington’s older neighborhoods through exterior rehabilitation of homes owned by low-to-very-low income residents.
$50,000

Strong Neighborhoods

Arlington Rotary Foundation
Underwriting for the Club’s Central Arlington Neighborhood Literacy Center designed to provide low income residents living in the East North Street area with courses to develop reading, computer, job search and financial management skills.
$25,000

Arlington Urban Ministries
Supporting the Occupied Neighborhoods Thrive program which provides financial assistance to residents who are unable to make rent and/or utility payments.
$30,000

City of Arlington Community Development & Planning Department
Grant to support the City’s Urban Design Center and its mission to promote the City’s revitalization efforts through environmentally friendly and sustainable architectural, landscape and urban design methods.
$45,000

First United Methodist Church
Funding to help underwrite upgrades to landscaping and sidewalks along Division, Mesquite, Center and North streets in the Central Arlington Neighborhood Revitalization Area.
$35,000

Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County
Donation to cover costs associated with delivering more than 5,000 meals to the organization’s Arlington clients.
$25,000

Theatre Arlington
Offering financial assistance to support the Theatre’s outreach program which provides character development and life skills training for more than 1,500 at-risk youth through performing arts skills training.
$20,000