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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.


TAF 2022 Accomplishment Reports - Submitted

In 2022 the city of Thornton funded 23 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.  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 13, 2023, these organizations served 50,550 Thornton residents.

TAF - 2023 Awards

City Council approved $150,000 in Thornton Assistance Funds for 17 service organizations that help Thornton residents with basic needs and help them to become self-sufficient.  This gives Thornton residents the opportunity to have access to 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 2023 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 19, 2024.  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 2023.

Thank You - 2023 TAF Committee Members

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 396 hours from February through May 2023 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.

Appointed PositionAppointed TermAppointed Dates
Christian AndersonAt-Large Human Services2 Year1/10/2023 - 12/31/2024
Rebecca StonecipherWard 11 Year1/10/2023 - 12/31/2023
Ruth NesterWard 2 1 Year1/10/2023 - 12/31/2023
Janel BarringtonMayoral1 Year1/10/2023 - 12/31/2023
Rebecca BernerWard 41 Year
1/10/2023 - 12/31/2023
Terese ScofidioAt-Large Financial2 Year1/10/2023 - 12/31/2024

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.