Large Grants

Arlington Fire Department
The Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Professional Firefighters Association have been jointly working to implement cancer prevention initiatives to keep the men and women who protect the residents of Arlington safe. Part of those strategy to reduce the risk of employee exposure to harmful chemicals has been to increase the frequency and rigor of how firefighters clean and disinfect their personal protective equipment. To further address this hazard, the Fire Department will purchase a second set of personal protective equipment for every firefighter which would allow for member’s contaminated gear to be isolated and cleaned as soon as possible. Members would be able to use their second set of gear while their primary set is being cleaned rather than being forced to take a unit out of service or risk wearing gear that contains harmful chemicals.

 Arlington Museum of Art
Arlington Museum of Art is partnering with Miami’s Rubell Museum to bring 30 Americans to Arlington, this exhibit highlights the exceptional and moving artistry of Black American artists from recent decades and today. This exhibit focused on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.

COA Parks & Recreation Gateway Monument
Located along the city’s major highway entryways, the City of Arlington’s gateway monuments create defined city limit sites and enhance the community’s branding and beautification at its primary transportation corridors.  The monuments’ stature exceeds 20’ and include highly fabricated steel, LED lighting, irrigation and landscaping.

COA Parks & Recreation Korean War Memorial
Collaborating with the Walton Walker Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association, the Arlington Veterans Park Foundation seeks to complete a Korean War Memorial and a Memorial to the Fallen in Arlington Veterans Park. The Korean War and Korean Defense Veterans Memorial will consist of five black granite markers placed inside a circular standing area enclosed by a wall bench.  Four of the columns recognize the military service branches that served in the Korean conflict.  The center column contains a map of the Korean Peninsula. A bronze kneeling military figure faces the monument. The completion of these improvements will provide a Korean War Memorial during the lifetimes of the remaining Korean War Veterans, providing a lasting remembrance of all those from Arlington who have died while fighting for our country.  It will also offer the high quality finished veterans memorial that a high quality city like Arlington deserves.

Dr. RW Goines Stem Academy
To combat the lack of racial diversity in STEM fields, the Dr. R. W. G. STEM Academy seeks to empower, educate, and expose a generation of leaders to cutting edge technology that can be used to change the world around them. There is a strong push to increase American students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) careers. Equipping its students early will contribute to the diverse talent pool that the community, city and country needs to maintain competitiveness in STEM fields. The curriculum will be implemented for grades 7th through 12th for the next five years.

Health Education Learning Project
HELP operates the most extensive HIV prevention program in North Texas for the LGBT community.  HELP is a cutting edge, community based LGBT support organization dedicated to promoting health and preventing HIV/AIDS and other STDs through innovative, comprehensive, and accessible programs, including all inclusive PrEP services at no cost to its clients.  

The mission of IMPACT Center community development organization is to ignite minds, promote advocacy and foster community transformation.  The objective of the IMPACT Center is to create an organization that benefits the City of Arlington residents (including but not limited to single mothers, youth and older adults). The IMPACT Center will provide opportunities to obtain a high school diploma, job training certifications and job search and placement.  The IMPACT Center will be a location where health screenings, blood drives, CPR Training and Health Fairs can be held. This will also be a location that can be used for voter registration, town hall meetings, and as a disaster relief site. The facility will also be used to host basketball and volleyball tournaments to generate revenue and will positively highlight East Arlington.

National Medal of Honor Foundation: Medal of Honor Museum and Education Center
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation made a legacy, leading grant to the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to underwrite the National Medal of Honor Museum’s breathtaking architectural designs which beautifully capture a nation’s gratitude to their greatest heroes and ensures their inspirational stories are shared with future generations. We look forward to a rich and significant partnership between the Museum Foundation team and the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation as we build the country’s next national treasure.

Nehemiah Builds
The Nehemiah Builds Foundation is dedicated to caring for at risk youth in Arlington. Through the group’s “Wrestling Outreach Expansion and Update Project” relationships and mentoring opportunities with young men and women between the ages of ten and fourteen are formed through the sport of wrestling. By expanding the program into a full after school program, students will increase knowledge, academic skills, and focus by receiving a holistic and personalized approach to learning, focusing on both academic support and character development. An evening meal, will also be provided, helping to address food insecurity.  In addition, the program will provide a parent education program to help cultivate stable home environments where children can thrive.

Theatre Arlington
For 47 years, Theatre Arlington has been dedicated to their mission of enhancing the quality of life in North Texas by presenting superior, diverse, artistic experiences through theater performance, production and education.  The goal of the anticipated improvements is to be able to present higher quality productions to the community This project will include major changes to the building lobby and entry, including a newly positioned ticket counter and service bar, larger seats, building shell modifications, a donor wall, and entry elements including art and marquee. Technical upgrades and equipment for productions will include new light board and circuitry, intelligent LED Lighting, and a newly thought out lighting grid. Sound equipment, computer software, sound board and stationary microphones will be included, and computer monitor, video projectors, and camera for streaming will be added to the newly positioned technical booth.

University of Texas Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a comprehensive research, teaching and public service institution whose mission is the advancement and transfer of knowledge and the pursuit of academic excellence.  In Spring 2021, UTA began building a new facility that will house the College of Nursing Health Innovation Smart Hospital and unite with the University’s School of Social Work under one roof. The unique pairing of CoNHI and SSW in one building will foster collaboration and enable a more holistic approach to human wellness for both academic units. When nurses collaborate with social workers, research shows that patients reap the benefits. Housing the Smart Hospital and SSW together in a single facility will create a new center for health care education and interdisciplinary learning, encouraging both groups of students to think outside of their skill sets and examine the whole patient physical and mental health.

Community Enrichment Grants

American Red Cross Serving Dallas Fort Worth
Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a home fire or other disaster, providing safe shelter, nourishing food, comfort, care and more to people in moments of great despair. In the last five years, Arlington Disaster Action Teams have responded 230 disaster events, opened 422 cases, and assisted over 1,300 Arlington residents with their disaster recovery.  Emergency vehicles are crucial to the operation of the Red Cross and the purchase of a new Silverado 1500 to be staged from the Arlington National Warehouse. Located in South Arlington, the national warehouse is one of six strategically located throughout the country to support large scale disaster relief operations and can get to local disasters faster.

Arlington Baptist University
Arlington Baptist University is a private, four year institution for higher learning. In 1956, the school’s leadership purchased the Top O’ Hill property in Arlington and changed the named to Arlington Baptist College in 1972 (now Arlington Baptist University).  The property and history of the university have a rich historical significance to the city of Arlington.  In today’s world, it is increasingly crucial to be proactive regarding the safety of the students and visitors on campus.  ABU has a multi phase plan which includes a new wrought iron fence on two sides of the 36 acre campus, security cameras on the campus and additional security for our buildings, including key card entry, especially for the dormitories.  The staff and students will benefit from additional security.   

Arlington Kiwanis Foundation
The Kiwanis Club of Arlington is the city’s oldest and largest club. It began in 1952 and has been a key player in spreading goodness among the community. At its core, Kiwanis is a service organization, pursuing its mission through contributions of money raised and time devoted by volunteers.  The Kiwanis Teacher of the Year Award has become a tradition since it began in 1962. Boosting our teachers and showing them appreciation will have a trickle down effect into children's lives as well.  Kiwanis involvement is from beginning to end.  Setting up the contest, committee judges, entries, presentations, banquet, and awards.

Arlington Kiwanis Foundation
The Kiwanis Club of Arlington is the city’s oldest and largest club. It began in 1952 and has been a key player in spreading goodness among the community. At its core, Kiwanis is a service organization, pursuing its mission through contributions of money raised and time devoted by volunteers.  The School Supply Squads provided basic school supplies, through teachers/counselors/volunteers, for economically disadvantaged students in Arlington, Mansfield and Grand Prairie.  With the cooperation of AISD school administrators, counselors and teachers, the supply squad has developed a list of, at least, twenty plus school supplies needed by Arlington economically disadvantaged elementary & junior high school students. The Kiwanis club provides funds and volunteers to purchases these supplies from various discount sellers, stores them and supplies them to the students as needed.

Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc.
In 1990, the MLK Celebration Committee, Inc. was established as a not for profit organization in 1990 and the first MLK Celebration was held that same year.  Successful citywide events have been held in the ensuing years. The mission of the Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc. is to bring together and unite the Arlington community to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy, reflect on his ideals, and Share his Dream for the future. This year the MLK Committee has been restructured into a format that can be conducted virtually and shared through on line platforms as well as broadcast on the City and AISD’s television channels.  The 2020 MLK Four Day Celebration drew over 5000 attendees. 

Arlington ISD Education Foundation
The AISD Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Department, annually conducts a Back to School Kickoff event for students from low-income households. For the 2021-2022 school year, approximately 70% (69.3%) of AISD students qualified for the National School Lunch Program based on household income data as reported to the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  Children raised in poverty face difficulties in obtaining basic school supplies, immunizations, and social/emotional resources that ensure student enrollment, participation and academic success.  The Back to School Kickoff is a multi-faceted approach to provide students with basic school supplies appropriate to their grade level, a backpack to transport the supplies, immunizations as needed, haircuts, dental and vision screenings, and information for additional social and emotional supports.

Arlington Urban Ministries
The Foundation’s gift targets the organization’s Thriving Families Program which assists clients with a portion of one month’s rent or utilities, as well as provide one to two days of meal assistance.

Cancer Care Services
The program support provided funding to the Journey of Hope team which works to ensure cancer patients have access to life sustaining medical care, case management and services which include direct financial support, including assistance for health insurance premiums and prescription medication costs. During 2019, the Journey of Hope team provided financial support and case management services to 600 Arlington residents. Through August of 2020, 415 Arlington clients have been served with 4 months remaining in the year.

Child Study Center
The mission of Child Study Center (CSC) at Cook Children’s Hospital is to provide children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities the highest quality diagnosis, treatment, and education to help them achieve their full potential. CSC is the only facility in North Central Texas capable of treating the whole child with developmental disabilities. Children's Care Fund was established in 1962 to help impoverished and lower income children with special needs. This fund is essential for CSC to continue to meet its goal of bringing potential to light for all children with developmental disabilities. The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Children’s Care Fund grant is directed to underwriting cost of services for as many as 230 Arlington children with developmental disabilities annually.

Colorful World Foundation
Colorful World Foundation’s mission statement is “to bring quality of life and well being to the new immigrants from Southeast Asia and other underserved Asian immigrants living in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.”  Our grant supports the volunteer based organization targeting health care services and health fairs for more than 1,000 Asian residents in Arlington annually.

Communities Foundation of Texas – 2020 North Texas Giving Day grants and bonus funds
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is a top-tier sponsor of the annual North Texas Giving Day fund-raising extravaganza.  The Communities Foundation of Texas produces North Texas Giving Day -- the largest on-line giving event in the country.  In 2021, more than $67 million was contributed across the region benefitting almost 3,300 charities.
Included in the total amount raised was $2.2 million was donated to 158 Arlington-based charities through 7,600 gifts – exceeding last year’s goal by almost $100,000.  The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and the Levitt Pavilion joined forces to produce a live concert with Ariel Hutchins and the Grammy Award winning group Take 6.

Arlington Tomorrow Foundation sponsored bonus grants, included:

  • Time block $5,000 block grant recipients:
    • 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. Arlington Master Chorale (small org) and Arlington Life Shelter (large org)
    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grace Prep Academy (schools only)
    • 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. New Day Arlington (small org) and Friends of the Levitt (large org)
    • 7 p.m. – 12:00am Hager’s Heart (small org) and Theatre Arlington (large org)
  • Drawings from the concert stage went to – Dental Health Arlington (large)
  • St. Joseph Catholic School (large) and Arlington MLK Celebration Committee (small)
  • Grace Prep Academy was named the People’s Choice Award recipient earning a $10,000. The school garnered the greatest number of votes among the 5,500 text votes cast.


Community Partners of Tarrant County
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s grant is directed to support for the Rainbow Room which provides emergency assistance to meet basic needs of families in transition and crisis.

Downtown Arlington Management Corporation
Founded in 2006, the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC) is a private, non profit community development organization dedicated to revitalizing and developing Downtown Arlington, Texas.  To launch Downtown Arlington as a year round urban park destination, DAMC worked with the Levitt Pavilion to host a new Health and Wellness series. The free series took place over weeks in the spring on Saturday mornings, with 45 people participating in person each week. Programming was live streamed from the Levitt Pavilion stage.  Each event featured a well established health and wellness instructor leading a class in a variety of popular such as Zumba, meditation, yoga, etc. Through online participation and social media engagement, the goal to reach 1,500 people was exceeded as 4,704 people live streamed the event. 

Downtown Arlington Management Corporation
Founded in 2006, the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC) is a private, non profit community development organization dedicated to revitalizing and developing Downtown Arlington.  Downtown Arlington is an emerging creative class destination recognized by the State of Texas as a Cultural Arts District. Arlington was also recently designated a “Texas Music City” from the State of Texas in late 2020.  The annual "Centerstage Music Fest" was rebranded to "Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival" and concept expansion to a multi day, multi venue festival scheduled for October 1,2, and 3rd, this festival provided more value to downtown Arlington stakeholders and locals.  Booked artists included a broad range of genres, including Tejano, Country, Norteña, Jazz, and more.

Harvesting in Mansfield Food Bank
Harvesting in Mansfield Center is a food pantry for individuals and families serving over 130,000 children and families in 2018. The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation grant provides support to add new service days to the Center dedicated exclusively to Arlington families in need of food assistance services.

Methodist Justice Ministry
The mission of Methodist Justice Ministry (MJM) is to provide light and hope to these families who have experienced neglect and domestic violence by providing free legal representation and ongoing support to ensure that the children are with a caring and protective caregiver. MJM is the only pro bono legal organization in Tarrant County that will accept the sometimes complicated cases that nearly always require a tremendous amount of time researching and securing documentation to present in court.  MJM gets involved when a caring adult listens to and believes a child’s cry for help. With quick legal action MJM first restricts access of the abuser(s) to these children, files for and secures custody orders, and then helps its clients enter a loving, stable home environment, often for the first time in their lives.

Metro Sports Fieldhouse
Metro Sports Fieldhouse uses sports as a vehicle to promote disease and illness prevention through healthy active living, encourages key life skill development, and exposes our youth to new focus areas including but not limited to STEM, science & technology, and financial literacy programs. The organization develops the athletic and life skills of our young patrons through mentorship, camps, and community outreach programs. The Foundation’s grants underwrite expenses related to a feasibility study for Metro Sports Fieldhouse to have its own facility.

River Legacy Foundation
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation grants supports the Dinosaur Safari Traveling Exhibit will run from December 2021 February 2022 in the Living Science Center at River Legacy Park. In an immersive jungle setting, guests will go on an unforgettable adventure full of hands on experiences and close encounters with life size dinosaurs and fossils.  The exhibit is designed for children 5 12 with their families and school classes Prek 5th grade. It is anticipated that 20,000 visitors, as dinosaurs are traditionally very popular exhibits. A portion of the funds provided will be used to off-sett ticket costs for deserving families and children.

SafeHaven of Tarrant County
In the late 1970’s, two historic domestic violence shelters emerged in Fort Worth and Arlington, recognizing the need for a safe haven for families fleeing from violent relationships. In 2006, these two agencies merged to create what is now known as SafeHaven of Tarrant County.  SafeHaven’s SafeShelter program is Arlington’s emergency domestic violence shelter.  Upon entering shelter, domestic violence victims gain access to wide ranging services and support. All SafeShelter services are provided at no cost for domestic violence victims.  SafeHaven is a community leader in understanding the impact of trauma on women and children. The agency utilizes a trauma informed care model to quickly form relationships with clients that are rooted in safety, trust, and empowerment.

The Warm Place
The mission of The WARM Place is to provide year round grief support services to children ages 3 ½ to 18 and their families, as well as young adults ages 19 to 25, who have experienced the death of a mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, or other loved one.  Funds from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation will provide the Grief Support Program for one year to 40 children and families from Arlington.

Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation
The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation (TSLF) connects the community with tourism jobs, job training and educational opportunities and connects tourism stakeholders with an employable community. 

United Way of Tarrant County
Mission United is a military and veterans’ outreach and services initiative that helps veterans, active duty military members and their families in North Texas find community resources and gain access to a variety of services including primary, specialty and mental health care; job training and employment; housing assistance; and education to develop skills for transitioning to civilian life. Mission United consists of three separate initiatives: Veterans Fund, TXServes North Texas and the Veteran Options Navigator program. United Way of Tarrant County’s 2019 Community Assessment found Tarrant County is home to an estimated 110,560 U.S. military veterans, and approximately 18,510 of them live in Arlington. 

City of Arlington Department Grants

COA Parks & Recreation Mineral Well Fountain
This project is seeking to restore the famous Mineral Well that was torn down in 1951. This well is central to Arlington's development and collective memory.  Recreating this historic well provides a platform to tell the story of one of the city’s most foundational places now lost to time. This project will benefit both Arlington residents & heritage tourism efforts.

34 Grants totaling $9,646,635 in donations