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Southside CARES Fund

Magnolia Village South Main Village Park Place Village Evans & Rosedale Vickery Village Medical Districts Fairmount

The Southside Culinary Arts Retail Entertainment and Service Fund offers $250 relief grants to Near Southside creatives, gig and service workers that are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

We’re good at coming together for a cause. But in times like these, we need to do more than unite with each other. We need to unite for each other.

The fund has been made possible by a $15,000 matching funds lead gift from Marilyn and Marty Englander, owners of Kent & Co, and relies on community contributions to serve applicants. Since opening one week ago, Southside C.A.R.E.S. has received broad support from the Near Southside community. The Englander's spirit of giving has been carried forward by additional matching-funds gifts from Amanda and Eric Behn of Vandervoorts Dairy, First Financial Bank, and significant gifts the DuBose Family Foundation. 

On Thursday, April 30th, Leon Bridges and special guest Abraham Alexander performed a FREE streaming concert to help rally support of the Southside C.A.R.E.S. Fund. Their performance and the generous partnership of Kent & Co. Magnolia Wine Bar, Schaefer Advertising Co. and Fort Worth Weekly we were able to raise over $60,000 through the duration of the concert.

Since launching in April the Southside C.A.R.E.S. fund has had a huge impact:
* $163,000+ raised
* 1,800+ individual donors
* 630+ grants to Near Southsiders in need


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Megan Henderson

Near Southside, Inc.

Director of Events & Communications

Southside CARES Fund Administrator