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Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF) Grant Program

Since 1983, the city of Thornton has provided grant funds to assist nonprofit organizations that help Thornton residents meet their basic needs and enhance their ability to be self-sufficient. Basic needs are identified as food, housing, health and medical, or human services. Nonprofit organizations that help people move from relying on private or public assistance to providing for one's own needs is also eligible for funding. A committee of residents reviews the grant applications and makes a recommendation to City Council.


Thornton Assistance Funds 2021 Accomplishment Reports-Submitted

In 2021 the city of Thornton funded 19 organizations with Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF) to support nonprofit organizations that help Thornton residents with their basic needs and become self-sufficient, including programs and services related to food, housing, persons with disabilities, at-risk youth, COVID response and relief, and education.  Some of the programs and services that were funded were to advance dual-generation work to strengthen families, nurture children, homelessness prevention assistance, Independent Living Services for Thornton residents with disabilities, and to help supply food banks and food programs deliver meals to seniors, or people fighting a life-threatening illness.  Based on the reports that were submitted on January 17, 2022, these organizations served 35,409 Thornton residents.

Thornton Assistance Funds - 2022 Awards

City Council approved $150,000 in Thornton Assistance Funds for 23 service organizations that help Thornton residents to overcome various barriers, especially the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping them to become self-sufficient.  This gives Thornton residents the opportunity to have access to basic needs, like food, housing, health and medical resources.  The Thornton Assistance Funds Committee interviewed each organization that is working hard fill the needs of our community. The committee passionately debated how these very important funds should be distributed.  To the right of this page under Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF) is the Resolution for the 2022 TAF Award amounts.  We appreciate each organization that applied for funding and their service to Thornton residents.  We hope that you reapply in the future.

Organizations that receive funding will need to complete and submit an Accomplishment Report online by January 13, 2023.  Organizations that do not submit a complete Thornton Assistance Funds Accomplishment Report by the due date will not be eligible for Thornton Assistance Funds the following year.  Guidelines for completing and submitting the report will be available in November 2022.

Congratulations 2022 TAF Committee Members

Congratulations to the seven committee members Council appointed for the 2022 Thornton Assistance Funds program.  The committee was recognized by City Council who have provided a valuable service to the City and the community.  This year’s committee members cumulatively volunteered more than 368 hours from February through May 2022 to develop a recommendation on how to award the grant funds. The committee, with guidance from City Council, reviewed the 39 applications and conducted interviews with service organizations in order to determine a funding recommendation that was approved by City Council.

NAME                                        REPRESENTATION / WARD

Jessica Garcia                              Ward 1

Ruth Nester                                At-Large Human Services

Sarah Tidewell                            Ward 2

Janel Barrington                         Ward 3

Geri Lameman                            Mayoral

Michael "Mike" Robbins             At-Large Financial

Franklin "Taylor" Atkinson          Ward 4

For additional information about the Thornton Assistance Funds Program, you can connect with Tina Kidd by phone at 720-977-5800 or email Connections@ThorntonCO.gov.