The Ruth Cheatham Foundation CF

A nonprofit organization

$8,400 raised by 11 donors

40% complete

$21,000 Goal

The Ruth Cheatham Foundation(TRCF) is a national nonprofit providing support to teens impacted by cancer. TRCF provides college scholarships and educational support to teens impacted by cancer, bridging the educational opportunity gap and providing a gateway to economic mobility. 


Mission

TRCF provides college scholarships and educational support to teens impacted by cancer, bridging the educational opportunity gap and providing a gateway to economic mobility.

Needs

Cancer is both emotionally and financially draining. TRCF is dedicated to providing much-needed educational support to young adults in all stages of the cancer treatment process.

TRCF is seeking funding to support the TRCF Scholarships to teen cancer survivors and wrap-around support services to ensure scholars' success in college.

TRCF offers college scholarships to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring. All scholarships offered by TRCF are four-year scholarships and amounts vary based on the scholar’s financial need and severity of impact due to their cancer diagnosis. TRCF has awarded over 393 college scholarships to date, with a graduation rate of 85% (compared to the national average of 54% graduation rate). Without TRCF scholarships, most of our scholars indicate that they would not have access to higher education and a college degree.

TRCF bridges the educational opportunity gap for survivors through college scholarships and educational resources such as online tutoring, online career readiness workshops, and online support groups. TRCF provides the gateway to economic opportunity and is instrumental in fostering growth, social mobility, and a higher quality of life for young cancer survivors.

Equity Statement

The Ruth Cheatham Foundation believes that an organization’s capacity to reflect and respond to the rich diversity of our society profoundly impacts its ability to fulfill its mission.

The Ruth Cheatham Foundation is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias.

Accordingly, we are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for employment, volunteering, and advancement in all areas of our work. We’re committed to modeling diversity, inclusion, and equity and maintaining fair and equal treatment for all.

We respect the value that diverse life experiences bring to our board and leadership, and we strive to listen to their views and give them value.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

The Ruth Cheatham Foundation CF

Tax id (EIN)

82-2633861

Guidestar

Causes

Youth & Children, Education - Higher Ed

Operating Budget

$500,000 - $999,999

Counties Served

Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

8519 LAKEMONT DR
DALLAS, TX 75209

Phone

972-897-3371

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