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. Some of the programs available to help
Thornton children that have been abused or neglected receive basic essentials
to survive, helping Thornton families that were on the verge of becoming
homeless, or Thornton residents that are blind or visually impaired receive
audio news and pertinent information on various topics like the COVID-19
pandemic, politics, or other resources that are available. Thornton residents were also able to receive
food from the various food banks and food programs, and healthcare services. Based on the reports that were submitted on January
15, 2021 these organizations served 83,830 Thornton residents.
Thornton Assistance Funds - 2021 Application
We received 39 applications for Thornton Assistance Funds. For the following 7-9 weeks, the TAF Committee
Members will review the 39 applications, interview the nonprofit organizations,
and make a recommendation to Council in May. Of the 39 applications
that were submitted, there is $345,800 worth of requests and $150,000 is
available for funding.
Congratulations New 2021 TAF Committee Members
to the five committee members Council appointed for the 2021 Thornton
Assistance Funds program. The committee will spend the next couple of
months reviewing applications, interviewing nonprofit organizations, and
developing a funding recommendation for council.
2021 TAF Committee Members:
NAME WARD / REPRESENTATION
Sarah Craig 1
Danielle DeSantis Human Services / Mayoral
Ruth Nester 2
Geri Lameman 3
Michael Robbins 4 / Financial
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.