Here are some of our favorite charities located in Fort Worth, TX. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Providing families with the tools to succeed
The Parenting Center's mission is to provide family members and professionals with the tools, resources and services to build successful families. In 1974, The Junior League of Fort Worth formed the Tarrant County Child Abuse Task Force in response to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. The Parenting Center dedicates itself to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and is a leader in the field of parenting education and skills based training. We work from within the community, providing individuals, families, schools and others with the most complete family services of any agency in the region. The Parenting Center serves 14,000 to 18,000 clients each year, from all income levels and social groups, across Tarrant County and the surrounding area.
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities
The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth was established in 1890 when Fort Worth was just a frontier town. The mission of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The vision of the Fort Worth YMCA is to provide programs that are designed to help youth establish healthy, productive behavior that will enable them to succeed and serve. The Fort Worth YMCA consists of 13 branches, including our resident camp location, Camp Carter. The Fort Worth YMCA serves Hood and Tarrant County and outlying areas.
Founded in 1922, United Way of Tarrant County advances the common good in Tarrant County. We believe everyone has a right to a good life and a responsibility to improve the community. We have more than 90 years of experience investing money, expertise and other resources to improve lives and communities. We establish creative collaborations of diverse individuals and organizations because together, we can accomplish more than any single group can accomplish on its own. We focus on education, income and health. Within these areas, we are especially concentrating on: child abuse and neglect, early learning and development, childhood obesity, adult literacy, senior isolation, and homelessness.
Strengthening the bond between humans and the environment
The oldest zoo in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. From these humble beginnings, the Zoo has grown into a nationally ranked facility, housing more than 5,000 native and exotic species. The Zoo works to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of its resources.
Where help inspires hope
Cancer Care Services provides help and hope to cancer patients and their families through financial, emotional, spiritual and social support. Cancer Care Services provides support to anyone impacted by cancer living in Tarrant, Parker or Hood Counties. Services include: financial assistance for qualifying cancer patients; emotional support for everyone; social support for everyone; and spiritual support for everyone.
Inspiring, teaching and empowering women and families to overcome violence, crisis and poverty.
The Women's Center works to provide hope, emotional healing, and solutions to family crises. Every year, the Center more than 100,000 women, men and children of all ages, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The Center works with these individuals to help them muster the power and courage to confront crisis, triumph over desperate situations, and build new skills and strategies that will improve their lives. Today, the Women's Center offers one of the most comprehensive rape crisis and victim services programs in the country, is a leader in employment programs for unemployed and underemployed people, and serves as a constant source of support for women and families in crisis and transition.
Ending domestic violence
Women's Haven of Tarrant County and The Women's Shelter in Arlington merged to create SafeHaven of Tarrant County in 2006. The mission of SafeHaven is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change. The crisis line is staffed 24 hours a day by employees and trained volunteers to facilitate shelter entry and to give information and referrals. SafeHaven operates two emergency shelter facilities located in Fort Worth and Arlington. While in the shelter, residents receive meals, personal care items, clothing, transportation assistance, legal assistance, and childcare. Transitional housing is provided to victims and their children seeking self-sufficiency and independence. We also provide counseling, support groups, case management, legal assistance, play therapy and education to victims of domestic violence.
Providing a supportive home-away-from-home for families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals
The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth provides a supportive home-away-from-home for families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals. Our vision is to never turn away a family. Our programs include the 57-bedroom the Ronald McDonald House on 8th Avenue and the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Cook Children's Medical Center.
Empowering North Texas communities to eliminate hunger
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is a nonprofit food distribution and resource center providing food and self-help resources for hungry people in Fort Worth, Texas and 13 surrounding counties. As its core mission, TAFB collects nutritious, surplus food and then distributes it through a network of 300-plus nonprofit organizations. These TAFB partners provide bags of groceries, hot meals served onsite and/or healthy snacks served during group activities. In FY 2014, TAFB supplied its partner charities enough food for 25 million meals. Feeding programs include meal, snack and fresh grocery programs focused on children's nutritional needs. Education and outreach programs include nutrition education through cooking classes, culinary arts training for employment and community gardening classes as well as social services outreach to help people apply for public nutrition benefits. Tarrant Area Food Bank is a certified affiliate of Feeding America. To learn more about TAFB, call 817-857-7100.
Ending homelessness one individual at a time
Since 1984, the Presbyterian Night Shelter (PNS) in east Fort Worth has served the needs of Tarrant County's homeless. The largest provider of services for the homeless, PNS is the only free area emergency shelter without length-of-stay restrictions. Located in the shadows of downtown Fort Worth, the Shelter believes in respecting the dignity of its clients, while supplying meals, beds, and basic human care to an average of 704 homeless men and women every night and approximately 3,040 annually. PNS also provides counseling and resources (proper identification, permanent housing, employment, financial assistance, etc.) enabling clients to reenter mainstream society.
Sharing knowledge about the plant world to enhance life for people and all living things
Founded in 1987 and based in Fort Worth, Botanical Research Institute of Texas Inc. (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing. BRIT's mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life. BRIT documents the diversity of plant life and conducts extensive research around the world and shares knowledge about plants to enhance life for people and all living things. In the last 10 years, BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science.
Strengthening and improving our communities through the power of charitable giving
Mission of the Community Foundation of North Texas:- To establish permanent charitable endowments- To provide a vehicle for donors' varied interests- To promote local philanthropy- To provide leadership and resources in addressing challenges and opportunities facing North Texas
Protecting children. Rebuilding families. Transforming lives.
Alliance For Children, Tarrant County's Children's Advocacy Center program, is dedicated to the protection and healing of child abuse victims. For over 20 years, we have helped more than 46,000 children heal from the trauma of physical abuse, sexual abuse or from witnessing a violent crime. Alliance For Children is the only Tarrant County non-profit organization involved directly in the protection from child abuse through coordinated and teamed investigations with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Cook Children's Medical Center and the District Attorney's Office. Our mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education. At Alliance For Children, our goal is to minimize the trauma of the abuse so that children and families can begin to heal.
Dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research
Founded in 1989, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research. For 24 years, IRF has funded and operated rhino conservation programs in Africa and Asia, focusing expertise and resources in areas where rhinos are most in need of protection, and where conservation efforts will do the most good. Since its founding, IRF has also provided funding for scientific research that enhances the ability to manage rhinoceros populations both in the wild and in captivity. IRF also works with conservation centers and zoos to provide linkages between captive and wild populations of rhinos, with the ultimate objective of helping captive populations become a truly integral part of conservation strategies for rhinos. At the heart of IRF's vision is the belief that these magnificent species should endure for future generations, and that protecting rhinos ensures the survival of many other species, including people.
Operating the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall
The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premiere venue for other attractions so as to enhance the range, quality, and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region. Bass Performance Hall is the crown jewel of a city which boasts the nation's third largest cultural district. It is also an important symbol of one of the most successful downtown revitalization efforts in the country. Built entirely with private funds, Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts.
Helping other people excel
The mission of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) Farm, Inc. is to provide at-risk boys an opportunity to know Jesus Christ and develop life skills consistent with Biblical truths. Founded in 1990, H.O.P.E. Farm targets boys from single-parent homes who lack a positive male influence in their lives. The youth enter the program between the ages of five and seven and typically stay through high school. We provide a variety of activities for the boys that address spirit, mind and body. We work daily with each child's mother and teacher in order to maintain accountability throughout the day. Recognizing the importance of a collective effort, H.O.P.E. Farm has built P.I.P. (Parent Involvement Program). P.I.P. assists the parents of H.O.P.E. Farm boys with spiritual, inspirational encouragement and provides structural tools to help them partner with H.O.P.E Farm.
A lasting impression
The mission of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) is to provide symphonic performances at the highest level of artistic excellence; to promote symphonic music to the widest possible audience; and to serve and enrich our community. During the FWSO's 2007-2008 season in the magnificent Bass Performance Hall, more than 275,000 people from all walks of life experienced 238 top-notch performances and programs including a diverse array of Symphonic, Pops and educational concerts. As the foundation of Fort Worth's performing arts, the Orchestra continued to serve as the resident orchestra for the Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, and Southwestern Seminary Oratorio Chorus. The FWSO's extensive education program is unparalleled among orchestras of similar size. In 2007-2008, more than 73,000 people attended 92 educational concerts.
God's healthy place to end homelessness, one person at a time.
In 1888, Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) was established to coordinate the relief efforts of local churches to aid the poor and dispossessed. Since then, the mission has grown to a 6 acre campus, with programs for men, women, and families and a free primary care clinic. We are a local united Christian organization and ministry dedicated to providing love, hope, respect, and a new beginning to the homeless. Because lasting life change is not possible without a change of heart, we stress the importance of holistic care, including physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs. We will serve over 217,000 meals and provide service to more than 75% of the homeless population of Tarrant County this year. Working in collaboration with many local agencies and organizations, we facilitate access to services and benefits available in the community to augment and compliment Mission programs.