Transform 1012 N. Main Street

A nonprofit organization

1 donor

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$5,000 Goal

"Repurposing terror and making it freedom."
- Ed Gray, Former City Planner, Grand Prairie, TX; "The Commish" Radio Talk-Show Host

Transform 1012 N. Main Street is a coalition and community-led project that has co-designed the vision for The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing with community leaders and members, including the eight founding member organizations that serve on the Board: DNAWORKS, LGBTQ SAVES, the Opal Lee Foundation, SOL Ballet Folklorico, Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice, the 1012 Youth Council, The Welman Project, and Window to Your World. Fred Rouse, III, has joined the original eight founding board organizations to represent the Fred Rouse Foundation.

The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing seeks to provide arts training and programming for underserved youth, including specific services for LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ youth; performance space for local and touring artists; an exhibit space dedicated to social justice and civil rights; a makerspace, tool library, and DIY classes to provide local residents with equitable access to equipment and knowledge; meeting spaces for racial equity and leadership training; an outdoor urban agriculture and artisan marketplace; and affordable live/work space for artists- and entrepreneurs-in-residence.

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Giving Activity


To transform the former Ku Klux Klan auditorium in Fort Worth, TX, into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing, repurposing a monument to hate into a beacon of truth-telling, reparative justice, and liberation.


Your donation will support Transform 1012 N. Main Street to:

- Share the building's history with the city of Fort Worth and beyond.

- Continue gathering community support and cultivating awareness of the project through community engagement.

- Maintain a strong web and social media presence.

- Create and print materials to share with community members and stakeholders.

- Hire staff to realize this innovative, social justice project.

- Create an equitable and innovative design selection process.

Equity Statement

Commitment to equity and justice is at the core of our organization and serves as the foundation of our mission, leadership, programming, services and work culture.

We manifest this commitment to racial and cultural equity internally through our leadership and work environment: each founding Board Member represents and/or serves the communities targeted for violence and economic marginalization by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s as well as today, including Black, Catholic, Hispanic, immigrant, Jewish, and LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ populations. Furthermore, Transform 1012 N. Main Street is committed to reparative justice and returning resources to those who have suffered from racially-directed and other forms of violence and oppression.

Organization Data


Organization name

Transform 1012 N. Main Street

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, LGBTQIA, Racial Equity

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1617 Park Place Ave. Suite 110-T
Fort Worth, TX 76110



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