Large Grants

MHMR Visions
MHMR’s Family Connects Program is an evidence based, nationally-recognized pilot project designed to track and support almost 6,000 infants born at Texas Health Resources, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Medical City Arlington. The project’s mission is to provide parents case management, medical and psychological referrals, treatment and access to behavioral and mental health screening for up to three years. Through regular home visits, nurse practitioners will target services to improve parenting practices, infant and children development, maternal and child health, father involvement and enhance the overall home environment. 

Specific goals of the Family Connect Program:

  • provide supportive guidance to families, responding specifically to questions about newborn care immediately following the birth of a child and up to three years after
  • link families to community services based on their individual needs and preferences.
  • help new parents connect with their infant, providing parents with the confidence and support to sustain infant and parent health, child development and overall family well being.

The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s funding matches the support of other research and family-centered foundations, including the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. 

Miracle Fields of DFW 
Our grant provided partial underwriting of construction costs associated with building specialized parking lots adjacent to the Miracle League ball fields in Arlington. The project created forty additional disabled parking spaces including seventeen slots specifically for van accessible players and their families near the fields. Prior to the project, few accessible options were available to Miracle League game participants, families and caregivers.

Mission Arlington / Mission Metroplex
The Foundation’s contribution provided capital support to the Mission Arlington® / Mission Metroplex® organization to renovate its building at 400 W. Abram Street – and at the western gateway of the Downtown Arlington district. As such, the upgrades were part of Mission Arlington’s collaboration in the downtown Arlington renewal.  In addition to an exterior facelift, the building improvements added functionality which afforded increased and new multifaceted set of services for clients. 

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.

Community Enrichment Grants

Arlington Life Shelter
The Foundation’s grant provided capital support of an innovative project between Boys & Girls Clubs Tarrant County and the Arlington Life Shelter to incorporate a Club branch inside the newly renovated shelter. It’s expected that more than 30 youth a day will be served through the shelter Club while their families are taking part in transitional programming and housing offered through the shelter. The shelter branch operates during the school year and throughout the summer and includes programs to allow for inclusion in Boys & Girls Club main branch offerings and interaction with peers outside the shelter.  

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 2020, more than $58 million was contributed across the region benefitting almost 3,000 charities.
Included in the total amount raised was $2.02 million through 8,500 contributions made to Arlington-based charities.  The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and the Levitt Pavilion joined forces to produce five live-streamed concerts as part of the North Texas Giving Day concerts.

Arlington Tomorrow Foundation sponsored bonus grants, included:

  • Time block $5,000 block grant recipients:
    • Arlington Master Chorale, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Grace Prep Academy (schools only),10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Friends of the Levitt Pavilion, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • SafeHaven of Tarrant County, 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Two $5,000 grants randomly drawn from those groups which submitted PSAs for the Foundation’s Facebook posts: 
    • Sam Houston High School Alumni Association 
    • Jaden Cares 
  • 26 Arlington-based organizations operating with $250,000 or less in annual operating budgets and who submitted a video PSA will each receive a $769 grant – splitting a $20,000 pool set aside for small charities.
  • St. Maria Goretti Catholic School was named the People’s Choice Award recipient earning a $10,000 underwritten by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. The school garnered the most number of votes among the 5,750 text votes cast.


Cook Children’s 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.

Nehemiah Builds Foundation 
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. The Nehemiah Builds programs works closely with clients served by Mission Arlington. Our donation helped the organization with costs associated with the purchase of a passenger van to facilitate travel to tournaments with the team and training equipment. 

Texas Health Resources Foundation 
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation grant supported the Texas Health Resources Foundation’s COVID 19 Response Fund designed to provide services for employee and facility needs at Arlington Memorial.  Specifically, our donation targeted costs associated with providing childcare benefits for critical front-line employees working in the hospital during the pandemic. Texas Health contracted with Bright Horizons and to provide daycare center and in home care for employee family members. These services were provided with no employee copay required.  

City of Arlington Department Grants

Arlington Animal Services Center
Threats of inclement weather can disrupt the essential services offered by the Arlington Animal Services Center during times of disaster.  The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation grant provided funding for the purchase of an electrical generator to ensure that the nearly 9,000 animals received annually will be protected during power outages.  
Given temperatures in Arlington average 85 and reach as high as 106, it’s imperative that the air conditioning system continues to cool the facility during the summer months and heat the facility during the winter months for the health of the animals. The generator would also ensure security for employees.

City of Arlington Public Works & Transportation The Foundation’s grant provided funding for continued conversion of streetlights to LED fixtures, including 9,632 residential, 115 480v Highway lights, 372 High Mast lights, and 156 Antique lights. Light conversions will save an estimated $150,000 per year in energy usage. 

Arlington owns and maintains approximately 22,000 streetlights throughout the City. Half of the streetlights have been converted to LED fixtures providing electrical and maintenance savings from each streetlight converted.  The life of an LED fixture is approximately 10 years compared to high pressure sodium with a life of approximately 5 years.  The City plans to complete the conversion of the remaining streetlights to LED retrofits over a 4 year period. $616,000

11 Grants totaling $5,562,000 in donations