Rooted in the Jewish teachings of Tzedakah and caring for the most vulnerable while protecting their dignity, The Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation invests in innovative, resilient leaders pursuing economic, educational, and social equity. Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for the just and righteous giving required of Jews. The Foundation funds effective non-profit organizations led by “change agents” who are passionate, competent, and kind. By partnering with education initiatives and programs which assist resilient students with demonstrated financial need to complete college, the Foundation seeks to break the poverty cycle.
The Rainwater Charitable Foundation (RCF) is a private family foundation based in Fort Worth, Texas founded by Richard E. Rainwater in 1991. Since its formation, RCF has funded initiatives centered around children, believing that high-quality education can transform the life trajectories of children and families. Our education grant making focuses on families and children in resilient communities that stand to benefit the most from our funding and partnership. Over time our educational funding has evolved from a focus on critical needs to a blend of school-based work and systems, understanding that schools are a fundamental lever of change both for neighborhoods and for society as a whole.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a major U.S. daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas area. The Star-Telegram is the nation's oldest continuously operating online newspaper.