BridgeBuilders’ After-School Program Awarded $75,000 “Challenge Grant” from the Rees-Jones Foundation

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We are excited to announce that the Rees-Jones Foundation has awarded BridgeBuilders a $75,000 Challenge Grant to help fund our After-School Program. Our After-School program currently has an annual budget of $301,000. The Challenge Grant requires that we secure $226,000 in order to release the $75,000 grant, thereby guaranteeing funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

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Founded in 2006 by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, The Rees-Jones Foundation is a private foundation that works with non-profit organizations, primarily in North Texas, to serve others and improve their quality of life and life circumstances in tangible ways. The Foundation works to defend the welfare of children suffering from abuse or neglect, afford relief to those facing mental health challenges, provide youth with opportunities for enrichment and character development, encourage healthy families and communities, enhance the lives of children, youth, and families dealing with disabilities, and promote the humane treatment of companion animals.

We are extremely grateful to the Rees-Jones Foundation and their investment in the children of Bonton and their team’s confidence in our After-School program’s impact.

Want to Help?

You can give a special gift in response to the Rees-Jones challenge and become a financial partner in our After-School program. You can contact Sarah Conner, Development Director to discuss.

Additionally, this is one of our largest areas of opportunity for those looking to volunteer in Bonton. These precious children are quick to respond to the loving attention that our volunteers offer and the impact of our volunteers is enormous in the lives of these children.

If you would be interested in serving in our After-School program, click here, complete the form and someone will contact you to discuss next steps.