Catholic Charities Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX)


  • Name:Ali Goostree
  • Title:Grant Specialist

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Catholic Charities Fort Worth
  • Address:PO Box 15610
    Fort Worth, TX 76119
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:817-534-0814

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  • Mission:
  • To provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of goodwill to do the same.

  • Overview:
  • Catholic Charities Fort Worth is an independently incorporated, locally based organization that currently offers more than forty different programs that address a wide range of community needs, including needs related to financial stability, housing, health, family relationships, and child welfare. Our programs serve children, families, the elderly, the working poor, veterans, immigrants, and refugees. All services are focused on our zealous goal to end poverty in our community, and are offered with no religious activities and no regard to religious affiliation. As our CEO says, "We serve others because of our faith, not theirs."

    Though our list of current services is too lengthy to include, below is a sampling of programs offered by Catholic Charities Fort Worth, and you will find a complete guide to our services included with this proposal:

    CARING FOR CHILDREN: 24-hour, comprehensive care for children who have been severely abused or neglected; parenting skills training for families at risk for child abuse; foster care for international refugee youth; and behavioral support for school children.

    STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: Financial education classes and one-on-one financial coaching; free income tax return preparation; services that end homelessness among veteran families; clinical counseling; and access to low-cost dentistry and other medical care.

    WELCOMING THE STRANGER: Comprehensive services for international refugees, including employment assistance, cultural adjustment, individual and group counseling, tutoring for refugee youth, and adult classes for English and citizenship preparation; and legal services for immigrants, such as filing for citizenship.

    Recent accomplishments and activities include:

    • RECOGNITION: Our organization was re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation in 2012, demonstrating our continued commitment to quality. We were also named a “Four Star Charity” by Charity Navigator, the leading independent charity evaluator.
    • ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Our Transportation program provided more than 60,000 rides to clients throughout Tarrant County. We prepared 4,352 tax returns for low-income families, totaling $8.7 million in refunds. We provided financial education classes, one-on-one counseling, or coaching for 2,900 people, equipping them with the knowledge needed to attain financial stability.
    • NEW SERVICES: We are currently in the process of launching an innovative poverty ending pilot project for individuals and families that will offer a holistic method of service delivery focused on building strengths. In partnership with the University of Notre Dame's Lab for Economic Opportunity and Catholic Charities USA, we will study the results and use our research to promote effective policy at the national level. Our hope is that this model can be replicated in communities across the country.

    Our agency goals can be summarized by our key value drivers: faith-driven, service-driven, and forward-driven. As a faith-driven agency, we strive to be a "faith living" organization that incorporates our mission, vision, philosophy, and values into all we do. We also strive to be a service-driven agency that offers a wide range of quality, life-changing services that address pressing community needs. Finally, we work to be forward-driven, by leading our community in solving problems and promoting innovative work.

  • History:
  • For over 100 years, Catholic Charities Fort Worth has been working to meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of our society. In 1910, a group of Catholic ladies decided to turn their frustration into action, beginning what they called a “work of mercy” to care for abandoned children and needy families in Fort Worth, Texas. Though community needs and services offered have changed, Catholic Charities Fort Worth remains committed to providing service to the most vulnerable in our community.

    In 2013, Catholic Charities Fort Worth served over 127,000 individuals and families, the equivalent of about 1 in 15 people in Tarrant County. In 2013, 94% of those we served were low-income, and 63% of those clients had an annual household income of less than $17,000. Of the clients we served in 2013, 86% were a member of an ethnic minority and 40% were children. Catholic Charities Fort Worth provides a wide breadth of services through our 40+ programs, addressing needs related to physical health, mental health, education, financial stability, family relationships, housing, and more.

    While offering a wide breadth of services, we strive for the highest quality. As a testament to this, our agency has been examined by the Council on Accreditation (COA) against over 820 standards for quality and accountability. In 2012, we were re-accredited by COA. COA accreditation is a distinction shared by only eight other organizations in North Texas. We were also attributed with “Four Star Charity” status last year by Charity Navigator in 2012.

  • Year established:1910
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:21
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:336


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:75-0808769

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:750808769
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 15610
  • Organization City:FORT WORTH
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:76119-0610
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1945
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:10
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
  • Activity Code(s):561
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P20Z
  • Asset Amount:$26,207,742
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$28,700,563
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$28,472,279
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 4:55:17 pm

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.