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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 2022 Accomplishment Reports - 

Due January 13, 2023

In 2022 the city of Thornton funded 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.   To the right of this page is a list of the 2022 award recipients.  These organizations are required to report their accomplishments, and the number of Thornton residents they served during the year.  Organizations that fail to submit their report by January 13, 2023 are not eligible to apply for the following year.  Nonprofit organizations that received funding in 2022 can start their accomplishment report in November.  More information about how to report is included to the right of this page under TAF Report Guidelines.

Thornton Assistance Funds - 2023 Applications

Community Connections will be accepting grant applications for the 2023 Thornton Assistance Funds program in November. When submitting your application you will need to have complete financial reports, and the final number of Thornton residents served in 2022.  To apply you can use the TAF Application Guidelines that is on the right of this page, under TAF Application Information.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. on January 13, 2023.

TAF Committee Members Needed

The city is looking for residents who are interested in sitting on the TAF grant review committee for 2023 Thornton Assistance Funds. If you're interested in getting a better understanding of community needs and in familiarizing yourself with the local nonprofit organizations that are here to serve those needs the Thornton Assistance Funds Committee is the committee for you. We are looking for members from each Ward. Not sure of your Ward, please follow this link [r20.rs6.net].  The committee will meet every Thursday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting in February until May to evaluate the Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF) applications, and interview the eligible nonprofit organizations that applied.  The TAF Committee will also present their funding recommendation to Thornton City Council on a Tuesday night in April/May.  On November 17, 2022 at 4 p.m. residents are invited to learn more about the TAF program and the responsibilities of a TAF Committee Member.  To apply for the committee, residents should complete a city board application.  TAF Committee Applications are now being accepted and can be found by clicking on the TAF Committee Application button on the right side of this page, or you can follow this link [r20.rs6.net], email clerk@ThorntonCO.gov or call Thornton City Clerk at 303-538-7230.  The application deadline is Friday, December 16, 2022.

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.