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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-Due January 14, 2022

In 2021 the city of Thornton funded 19 nonprofit organizations that help serve Thornton residents to meet their basic needs, including programs and services related to food, housing, persons with disabilities, at risk youth, COVID response and relief, and education.  To the right of this page is a list of the 2021 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 5 p.m. on January 14, 2022 are not eligible to apply for the following year.  Nonprofit organizations that received funding in 2021 can start their accomplishment report.  More information about how to report is included to the right of this page under TAF Report Guidelines.

Thornton Assistance Funds - 2022 Applications

Community Connections is accepting grant applications for the 2022 Thornton Assistance Funds program. When submitting your application you will need to have complete financial reports, and the final number of clients and Thornton residents served in 2021.  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 14, 2022.

TAF Committee - Applications Under Review

Community Connections received 16 applications from Thornton residents interested in serving as a TAF Committee Member.  The committee consists of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven positions. City Council will appoint two members who must have expertise in a specific area: one member must have financial analysis experience, and the other must have human services experience. The Councilmembers from each of the Wards will appoint a committee member that represents their respective Ward and the Mayor can appoint a member to the Committee.  Staff is reviewing the applications and Thornton City Council will appoint the members on January 11, 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.