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2017 Rise and SHINE Grant Applications Available

The Rise and SHINE Grant Program provides funding for nonprofit organizations in Tarrant County. The purpose of these grants is to encourage and equip service providers to expand or introduce program offerings for local girls and women in our five key areas of focus: Safety, Health, Inspiration, Nurturing, and Education.

Registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding beginning Monday, January 9, 2017.

Grant Applications are due Friday, February 3, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

Applications can be downloaded and filled out electronically, or printed and neatly handwritten. Please do not attempt to hand-deliver any grant applications. Applications may be sent via email to or mailed to 251 W. Lancaster Ave. #783, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. 

To apply, please complete the grant application for your selected focus area.  Please select only one focus area for consideration. Please provide all requested attachments including: 

  • 2017 Organization Overall Budget

  • Program Budget

  • Board Roster

  • 3-minute Video (Optional)

Please do not send videos as an email attachment. Upload the video to an online file sharing system (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.) using a private link or mail a DVD with your application. 

Please note: Applications that are difficult to read or understand may result in lower scores. Click here to see a sample scoring rubric.  When completing your application, please do not use acronyms or industry-specific language that the grant reviewers may not understand.

It is the responsibility of the grant requester to obtain a signature from the organization’s Executive Director or Board Chair in order to be considered. 

If filling out the form electronically, the completed downloaded PDF application should be saved, emailed for signature, saved once it has been acquired, and returned by email to Grants submitted without the required signature will not be considered.  

Once received, eligible grant applications will be reviewed by SHINE’s Grant Application Review Committee on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  The Grant Application Review Committee will consist of The SHINE Initiative's dedicated Board of Directors and a small group of select volunteers. 

Applicants will be notified of the grant award decisions by Monday, February 20, 2017.  Following the notifications, a SHINE representative will contact each grant award recipient to schedule a site visit between Tuesday, February 21- Thursday, March 2, 2017 .  These site visits provide SHINE's Board of Directors and the Grant Review Committee members with an opportunity to become more familiar with the recipients’ operations and celebrate their success. 

A Check Presentation Ceremony will be held Friday, March 3, 2017. All grant recipients will need to be present at this event. Location to be determined.  

Five Focus Areas. Each applicant should use the application that corresponds with their selected focus area. Please confirm that you have selected the correct application by checking to make sure the title and logo in the upper left-hand corner represents your desired focus area.

Later Event: February 3
Grant Applications Due