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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 2020 Reports 

In 2020 the city of Thornton funded 33 organizations with Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF) to support nonprofit organizations that help Thornton residents with their basic needs and become self-sufficient.  To the right of this page are the 2020 award recipients.  These organizations are required to report on the number of Thornton residents they served during the year.  Organizations that fail to submit thier report by the deadline are not eligible to apply for the following year.  The report is due in January 2021.  More information about how to report and a link to the report will be posted in November.

Thornton Assistance Funds - 2021 Application

Community Connections will be accepting grant applications for the 2021 Thornton Assistance Funds program. The Thornton City Council has approved $150,000 of grant funding for the 2021 Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF) program.  More information will be provided in November 2020 on how to submit your application.

Members Needed for TAF Grant Committee

The city is looking for residents who are interested in sitting on the TAF grant review committee. The committee will meet one night a week in February, March, April and May to evaluate the Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF) applications, and present their recommendation to Thornton City Council.  To apply for the committee, residents should complete a city board application.  TAF Committee Applications can be found by clicking on the TAF Committee Application button on the right side of this page, or by contacting the City Clerk's Office at 303-538-7230 or clerk@ThorntonCO.gov. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 18, 2020.

For additional information about the Thornton Assistance Funds Program, you can connect with Tina Kidd by phone at 720-977-5814 or email Connections@ThorntonCO.gov.