Dorothy Gaines Foundation Announces Awards for 2022

Press Release


The Dorothy Gaines Foundation recently announced grant awards for 2022. Mrs. Gaines was a native of Hill County who lived the majority of her life in Fort Worth, but always considered Hill county her “home.”

The Foundation was originally established in 2003 with the primary purpose of promoting the quality of life in Hill and Tarrant counties. Grants up to $10,000 are awarded annually for specific projects, building, and capital improvement campaigns or for general purposes where organizations are working to combat social problems, elevate the family and contribute to the social, economic and cultural well being of Hill and Tarrant counties.

The Foundation made grants totaling $78,510 in 2022 to ten non-profit organizations. The recipients are: Aquilla ISD – $7,700 (Security Upgrades to Ag Complex); Friends of Hillsboro City
Library – $10,000 (Hillsboro Library Expansion Project); Habitat For Humanity of Hill County -$10,000 (Purchase material and labor to complete new home construction); Hill County Kids –
$10,000 (Purchase food items to put in bags handed out to students); Hill County Paw Pals – $2,000 (Install additional outside dog kennels); Hillsboro Cub Scout Pack – $6,500 (Replace air conditioner unit); Hope Prison Ministries – $10,000 (Sponsor 2 inmates for inmate aftercare program); Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance – $5,810 (Purchase of mobile shelving units to assist with Lake Whitney Area Backpack Program); Reflextion Ranch – $7,500 (Add metal roof structure over K:\^MWM\GainesFoun-09.079\2022 Grants\Press Release 2022.wpd\20c Page 1
kennels and add paver base to perimeter of kennels); Safe Haven of Tarrant County – $9,000 (Replace hot water heaters).

For more information about The Dorothy Gaines Foundation, including grant application instructions and forms, go to the Foundation’s website at