Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

Sounds of Water

Flowing water and swimming pools often make us think of creeks, rivers, and summertime fun. But this winter, these words are how people were describing water underneath their homes. The great freeze from Winter Storm Uri did a lot of damage to older houses in Waco. Pipes froze under peoples’ homes, and then when it thawed, the water started gushing, leading to needed repairs that would cost up to several thousand dollars per home. Fortunately, Wacoans banded together to help one another out. While pipes were still frozen, The Waco Foundation, Grassroots, and Waco Habitat put together a plan to collect funds locally and work with Waco area plumbers to repair homes for families not able to afford this unexpected cost. As the thaw started, we relied on our long-time connections with local plumbers to begin assisting families with their broken pipes. This is one way that Grassroots continues to serve the Waco community in collaboration with other non-profits and community organizations.

 

06/21/21 – Thanks to a generous donation from Reliant Energy, an NRG company, we are happy to continue accepting applications.

2021 Emergency Repair Application

2021 Emergency Repair Application Spanish

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Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development3 days ago
Last Friday was a busy time of celebratory events in East Waco. JH Hines hosted a Muffins for Moms event, where over 100 moms, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, and mother figures attended. Community partners and other volunteers also showed up to support this effort.
At the same time, just across West Waco Drive, was the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new GW Carver Middle School. Alumni, current students and staff, public officials,Waco ISD, residents and other community members gathered for this historical event. We enjoyed being able to participate and support these exciting moments.
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development4 days ago
1 week away from Rooted! Please visit our website for more information on purchasing tickets and sponsoring. We can't wait to celebrate with you! https://grassrootswaco.org/rooted/
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development5 days ago
If you are interested in filing a protest and want to learn how, join us for a Property Tax Workshop on Thursday. With the deadline quickly approaching, this will be one of the last opportunities to join an in person workshop.

Thursday, May 12th
6pm to 8pm
Calvary Chapel
702 N 18th. Street