IP Receives $20,000 in Grants

Impossible Possibilities (IP) received $20,000 in grants from the Miles Foundation of Fort Worth ($10,000), the Ryan Foundation of Fort Worth ($5,000) and Texas Capital Bank ($5,000) for program related expenditures

IP Receives $20,000 in Grants

The funds will be used in part to support the organization’s Scholarship Initiative, which awards $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Since 2009, IP has awarded 37 scholarships to local students, totaling more than $60,000.

In addition, a portion of the funds will be allocated toward IP’s Maven’s Milestones program, an incentive-based reading achievement program that supports literacy for more than 1,300 elementary school students, as well as the organization’s Sik’lik program, an annual youth poetry slam and writing workshop that provides middle and high school students a forum to express their creativity and enhance their writing and presentation skills.

“We wanted to thank the Miles Foundation, Ryan Foundation, and Texas Capital Bank for their generous contributions and support,” Vice President Justin Hernandez said. “These investments will allow us to continue making an impact in the lives of students here in the Tarrant and Dallas counties.”

Founded by Ellison Miles in 1997, the Miles Foundation helps foster a thriving community through innovative investments in education, economic opportunity and leadership development.

The Ryan Foundation was founded by Helen McKee Ryan and her son, John P. Ryan in 1983. Helen Ryan was the widow of Thomas M. Ryan, a prominent businessman in Fort Worth. The mission of the foundation is to support a wide variety of public charities in the State of Texas, with an emphasis on Tarrant County and Fort Worth in the areas of health care, human and social services, education, children services, and the arts.

Texas Capital Bank is a commercial bank that delivers highly personalized financial services to businesses and entrepreneurs. Launched in December 1998, Texas Capital Bank has grown from a small, private company into one of the largest independent banks in Texas. Headquartered in Dallas, the bank has full-service locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.