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 Development16 hours ago
Looking local Black History Month activities and celebrations? Check out this impressive list of Waco Black History month activities the Baylor Department of Multicultural Affairs put together of event happening around the city! https://multicultural.web.baylor.edu/bhm
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development5 days ago
We had a great time helping small business owners with their We All Win applications last Friday! Please feel free to call or stop by our office if you need last minute help with your application. The deadline to apply is tomorrow Friday, February 3rd.