There are people who think outside the box and there are people who throw the box away. The leaders at Rancho Brazos Community Center are proudly the latter. Since 2003 they have offered free after-school programs with a hot meal...
At Oak Lawn UMC in Dallas, TX, the pandemic stirred creative solutions that would enable the congregation to continue serving as a refuge even though the physical space of their building could no longer function in that way.
TMF received a grant of $1 million from the Lilly Endowment to help launch C3. The grant will enable TMF to deepen and expand its work with congregations using ‘five adaptive muscles’ congregations must develop in order to thrive.
On March 17, 2020, the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic ceased face-to-face medical appointments. It was a difficult and necessary decision that could have upended their services without a well-conceived transition plan.
When providers started shuttering in March, the Coalition for the Homeless asked The Beacon to step up and fill the gap. Without hesitation, they agreed. “We took a leap of faith to do this work before any extra funding came,” CEO Becky Landes said.
Starting in March, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed our normal way of life. As churches and non-profit organizations seek to serve their communities in creative ways in the midst of this pandemic, TMF is walking alongside them.
When the leaders of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank applied for a grant from TMF, they envisioned those dollars helping them open a food FARMacy. COVID-19 changed those plans as they now work to feed thousands of families in El Paso each week.
With so many families struggling, Nathan wanted to do something that would make a difference. His best friend, Lucas Marr, did too. When they saw the Furlough Kitchen in Dallas, a pop-up collaboration that got meals to needy people...