Local Grants

The Radler Foundation invests in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. The Foundation's giving reflects our commitment to serving those most in need. We support the following organizations in our community:

Student Mobilization is an interdenominational Christian ministry committed to building laborers for Christ from the college campuses of the world. The vision of Student Mobilization at Southern Methodist University is to see generations of transformed followers of Christ laboring and sharing the Gospel in every affinity group on campus. Student Mobilization does this by building relationships, sharing the Gospel, discipling, and teaching students to repeat the process and multiply their lives into others. 

Champions of Hope

Champions of Hope is a ministry focused on transforming South Dallas through the creation of Christ-centered relationships. These relationships transform into mentorships and discipleships, helping to develop the youth of South Dallas into Godly leaders.

Forest Park Pool

The Forest Park Pool, built in 1922, is Fort Worth's oldest pool. Located in the heart of the city it has been treasured for decades by citizens seeking a respite from the summer heat. Closed in 2010 Forest Park pool was the last of the city's seven public pools closed due to dwindling resources and high maintenance costs.

In December 2012, the Fort Worth City Council accepted a grant from The Radler Foundation for refurbishing Forest Park Pool. The city matched the grant, allowing Forest Park Pool to reopen for the 2013 swim season. This is the first time the City of Fort Worth has participated in a public-private partnership to reopen a city pool. The Radler Foundation is proud to partner with the City of Fort Worth on several ongoing projects and hopes this project serves as a model for similar public-private partnerships.

Fort Worth Pregnancy Center

The mission of the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center is to encourage, through education and outreach, the recognition of human life from the moment of conception and to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. Assistance through free pregnancy testing, obstetrical ultrasound, options counseling and educational supports are just some of the many ways the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center empowers a young mother to be able to make an informed decision about her pregnancy.

Fortress Youth Development Center

Fortress YDC exists to provide opportunities for inner-city children and youth in Fort Worth, Texas to experience powerful life change in order to become productive, Christian adults. Relationally-based, unconditionally committed, and Christ-centered, Fortress YDC feels called to bring hope to the lives of these children and to help them overcome the cycles of generational poverty and oppression. Through after-school, mentoring, summer, and preschool programs, their strategy is to form authentic relationships with the children enrolled in Fortress YDC, and equip them with life skills using the best academic, emotional and spiritual resources available.

Compelled by the Gospel, we seek to bring hope and healing to the least of these. Jesus speaks of the "least of these" in Matthew 25, and says that when we care for this group of people, that we actually care for Jesus Himself. It is from these words in Matthew 25, and the calling of God, that the ministry of the 25 Project was born and exists. While the "least of these" comprises a broad range of people, the 25 Project is specifically focused on bringing hope and healing to orphan and vulnerable children by sharing the Gospel, providing food, clean water and basic medical care to street kids and orphans.

Pine Cove and Mercy Street

As a strategic partner with Mercy Street, Pine Cove is committed to providing a week a summer camp each year to Mercy Street students. A week long Christian camp experience is instrumental in forging deep relationships between Mercy Street leadership, mentors and their kids which aligns with their mission, believing that community transformation is best accomplished in the context of relationships, not programs. Modeling and challenging these students to live lives glorifying to God, Pine Cove and Mercy Street also partner together during the week to train their high school students to serve and disciple their younger counterparts as "Counselor's in Training."

Presbyterian Night Shelter

The Presbyterian Night Shelter is the largest provider of services to the homeless in North Texas, serving 4,150 of the homeless population in 2012. PNS provides shelter, warm meals, basic human care, counseling and case management to an average of 625 homeless men, women and children daily.  The shelter specializes services for the homeless within 4 facilities: a Main Shelter for single men and women, Lowdon-Schutts Building for women and children, Safe Haven for the severely mentally ill homeless, and the Patriot House for homeless veterans. PNS works hard to respect the dignity of their clients while fighting to end homelessness in the Fort Worth area, leading the journey from homeless to home.