Thornton Assistance Funds Program

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 - 2024 Applications

Community Connections received 34 applications for the Thornton Assistance Funds (TAF). Staff is preparing all applications, reports, and schedules for the Kickoff Meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  For the following 12 weeks, the TAF Committee Members will review the 34 applications, interview the nonprofit organizations, and determine a funding recommendation for Council. Of the 34 applications that were submitted, there is over $477,424 worth of requests and $300,000 is available for funding. Interviews will start on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Congratulations to the 2024 TAF Committee Members!

Congratulations to the six committee members Council appointed for the 2024 Thornton Assistance Funds program. The committee will spend the next several weeks reviewing applications, interviewing nonprofit organizations, and developing a funding recommendation for Council. 

NameWardAppointed Dates
Jessica GarciaWard 12/13/2024 – 12/31/2025 (2 yr.)
Jan HoustonWard 12/13/2024 – 12/31/2025 (2 yr.)
Rebecca BernerWard 22/13/2024 – 12/31/2025 (2 yr.)
Violeta May-KempWard 32/13/2024 – 12/31/2024 (1 yr.)
Kateri HillisWard 42/13/2024 – 12/31/2025 (2 yr.)
Terese ScofidioWard 41/23/2023 – 12/31/2024 (2 yr.)