2020 Grant Recipients

Fort Bend Cares supporters this year will gather virtually on June 24, 2020, at 7:00 pm, to recognize the award of $100,000 in grants to local non-profits committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. The celebration capped off a great year for the organization.

View the Grant Reception

If you missed the Premier Showing on June 24th at 7 pm.  You can still view the Grant Reception anytime by clicking the link above.

 

Organization

Programs for at-risk children in Fort Bend County

Access Health dental/medical equipment for use in FB clinics and new mobile unit
Achieve Fort Bend County purchase of books for Title 1 school students summer reading program
Arms Wide Open Adoption Services post adoption program impacting DFPS children
Attack Poverty after school program for at-risk kids in Title 1 FB schools
Casa de Esparanza de Los Ninos – Fort Bend revised request to provide emergency items for FB client families
Clothed by Faith clothing donation bins and supplies to provide clothing to those in need
East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry purchases for food pantry, operating year-round and located in Stafford
Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room backpacks and supplies to school kids
Fort Bend Family Promise educational program for kids of homeless client families
Fort Bend Hope computers for after school program in Richmond
Memorial Hermann Foundation supplies for mobile medical unit serving uninsured children
Parks Youth Ranch facility repairs at their emergency shelter for youth
Rosenberg-Richmond Helping Hands purchase of food and clothing for low-income families
Second Mile Mission purchases for food pantry, located in Missouri City
Sole Loved Shoes purchase of new shoes to provide to kids in need
TW Davis Family YMCA summer camp/after school program for kids from low-income families
Undies for Everyone undergarments for kids at school

Non-Profit Highlight: Boys & Girls Clubs

Known as the “Positive Place for Kids,” Boys & Girls Clubs aim to inspire and enable all youth, especially those most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. In Fort Bend County, 3000 youth ages six to 17 years old have three clubs they can attend each day throughout the school year and summer.

The three clubs – Fort Bend, Richmond-Rosenberg and Stafford – open their doors to children and youth in need of a safe place and deliver high quality programming that builds character; enhances academic performance; improves physical health and fitness; expands life skills; develops leadership potential; promotes civic engagement; and equips youth for pursuing rigorous postsecondary educational opportunities and productive careers. The Clubs give many of the county’s youth the opportunity to have mentors and tutors, intentional daily programs and a structured environment where they can laugh, smile and play while their parents/guardians are working.

Support from Fort Bend Cares and other partners has enabled the Fort Bend Club to educate hundreds of young people on how to be better decision makers and more responsible citizens through the SMART (Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves program. SMART Moves is a nationally-acclaimed prevention program that teaches young people how to make informed decisions by involving them in discussion and role-playing classes, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence.

The Fort Bend County Clubs are proud to serve the diverse and unique needs of the community here. Each of the clubs is tailored to the individual community and includes daily warm meals. The Clubs provide an outcome driven experience that believes whole-heartedly in the motto of “Great Futures Start Here.”

To find out more about the Clubs, contact Fort Bend County Director Nick Cantu at ncantu@bgcgh.org or 281-202-9673.