WORTH Endowment Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation Supports Coparenting in Foster Care Pilot Program
First3Years was recently selected to receive funding from the WORTH Endowment Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation. In particular, funds from the WORTH Endowment Fund will support a coparenting alliance between birth and foster families as part of the Safe Babies Tarrant County initiative.
WORTH: The Next Generation of Philanthropists is a new group of young leaders from the Fort Worth area committed to making the community a better place and improving the quality of life for all citizens. WORTH’s mission is to nurture philanthropic leadership through grant making, and they have designated “Child Abuse” as their priority issue for 2016.
Safe Babies Tarrant County is a pilot program bringing multiple stakeholders in the child welfare system to the table in an effort to make systemic changes that will lessen the impact of abuse and neglect, increase the likelihood of reunification, and ensure the policies that guide the movement of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system are developmentally informed.
“As we continue to hear stories about how broken the child welfare system is, I am grateful to WORTH philanthropists for their vision in investing in a project that seeks not only to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children, infants and toddlers in foster care, but also one which seeks to address and correct the inherent problems of the system itself,” says Sadie Funk, First3Years Executive Director.
The North Texas Community Foundation, a permanent collection of charitable funds supported by donors, serves 11 counties in and around Fort Worth. The Community Foundation encourages philanthropy by providing community knowledge and reliable stewardship to individuals who wish to fulfill their charitable goals in a meaningful way—either during or beyond their lifetimes. It has assets exceeding $218.6 million and awarded $14.7 million in grants to nonprofits locally, regionally and nationally in 2015.
For more information, visit www.cfntx.org.