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Facebook names 2020 Community Action Grant recipients

Posted March 9, 2020

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Mayor Betsy Price, third from right, gives a thumbs up to the work that the grant recipients do to make Fort Worth a better place.

Facebook named the most recent recipients of its Community Action Grants, a program created to address needs in Tarrant County by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit, connecting people online or off, and improving STEM education.

Fourteen outstanding nonprofits and schools are receiving grants to support their work:
Camp Fire First Texas, $10,000. This grant will support STEM academic enrichment in Camp Fire’s summer day-camp programs at Westcliff Elementary and Diamond Hill Station for 120 students.
Community Storehouse, $10,000. This grant will support the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) Summer Book Club program to help elementary students who attend Keller, Carroll and Northwest Independent School Districts maintain skills over the summer.
Fort Worth Independent School District, $40,000. This grant will be used to expand math programming for 2,500 Fort Worth ISD students.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, $23,000. This grant will support technology to enhance the museum’s new proprietary interactive display software for the benefit of guests of all ages.
Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, $15,000. This grant will be used to purchase 40 internet hotspots for community use and benefit.
The Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth, $10,000. This grant will support 100 local students learning multiple programming languages through LaTeX, a document preparation system.
The Gatehouse, $10,000. This grant will support student enrichment programming, including STEM Nights and educational field trips for 160 local students.
Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, $20,000. This grant will support the expansion of Tarrant County STEM Summer Camps and field trips for young girls.
Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail Inc., $10,500. This grant will support JA STEM programming for nearly 200 FWISD students by supporting in-classroom instruction.
Northwest Independent School District Education Foundation, $15,000. This grant will support multiple STEM initiatives at Northwest ISD as identified by local teachers.
Resources Inspiring Success and Empowering, $10,000. This grant will support the {HER} Code Summer STEM Experience, an initiative to engage, empower and enrich the lives of nearly 100 girls with unique familial situations.
TCC Foundation, $14,500. This grant will support the Generation Hope Program, which anticipates exposing 225 minority students to STEM.
The Welman Project, $7,000. This grant will support the purchase of technology for a mobile warehouse to serve local teachers and support sustainable repurposing of donated items.
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, $15,000. This grant will support the implementation of Summer STEM Zones at three Fort Worth YMCAs for the benefit of 300 Tarrant County students.

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