Police Oversight Monitor receives $30,000 grant

Published on June 29, 2022

Fort Worth’s Office of Police Oversight Monitor received $30,000 in grant funding from the North Texas Community Foundation, one of 21 organizations to benefit from the Fund to Advance Racial Equity.

The grant funds will support the salary of a part-time public education specialist along with technology to support the position and a mediation training contractor.

“The Office of Police Oversight Monitor is honored to be a grant recipient of the Fund to Advance Racial Equity at North Texas Community Foundation,” said Kim Neal, head of the Office of Police Oversight Monitor. “The grant will allow us to embark on promising approaches to building stronger, culturally sensitive community-police relationships in the City of Fort Worth.”

The latest round of North Texas Community Foundation grants is the largest to date and brings the fund’s total grant allocations to nearly $1.2 million. In partnership with local funders, the Fund to Advance Racial Equity was established in 2020 to provide grants for nonprofits and municipal entities working to achieve a more equitable community for all.

The fund strives to eliminate racial bias and discrimination, ultimately leading to more equitable outcomes for all. In addition to receiving funding, grantees are invited to participate in a cohort for networking and capacity-building opportunities.

“The Fund to Advance Racial Equity creates activated networks by providing two key ingredients that are critical to success: resources and relationships. Our hope is to create space to connect and collaborate on approaches to advance racial equity and community healing,” said Garrett March, associate director of community impact for North Texas Community Foundation.

Learn more about the Office of Police Monitor.



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