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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 2019 Reports 

In 2019 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.  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.  For more information about the TAF 2019 Report click on the links on the right side of this page under TAF Report Information.

Thornton Assistance Funds - 2020 Awards

City Council approved $150,000 in Thornton Assistance Funds for 33 nonprofit organizations that help serve Thornton residents to meet their basic needs, with food, housing, rent & utility assistance, and medical assistance, especially due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  The Thornton Assistance Funds Committee interviewed each organization that is working hard fill the needs of our community. This committee passionately debated how these very important funds should be distributed.  To the right of this page is the 2020 award amounts.

For additional information you can connect with Tina Kidd by phone at 720-977-5814 or email Connections@ThorntonCO.gov.