Public and private cooperation in Grapevine flourishes because of civic pride. There are many local fraternal organizations and civic clubs that are truly dedicated to helping others. Their benevolent existence creates part of the foundation for our outstanding community.
It’s been said that the best reason for living in Grapevine is the people; and that may be true. The Grapevine community is genuine and serving meals to the elderly, taking care of families in need, sharing resources, and working festival booths for good causes, just to name a few.
Here are some of the great organizations you can become a part of. Join in!
Grapevine Memorial Park
1000 Texan Trail
The 9/11 Memorial Foundation is dedicated to remembering and honoring those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Three memorial bronze sculptures are displayed in Grapevine to recognize the flight crew, firefighters and law enforcement officers that lost their lives protecting others after the attack on the Twin Towers.
The 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial was dedicated in 2008 to honor the American Airlines and United Airlines crews. The bronze sculptures include two pilots, two flight attendants and a child to represent the traveling public. The tall figures face west, and they are standing on a block of white Texas limestone. The names of the 33 flight crew members are engraved on slabs of granite surrounding the base.
The Firefighters Memorial was dedicated in 2013 to honor the 343 FDNY first responders who died that day. The bronze sculpture features a firefighter kneeling with his head bowed and a granite monolith with the names of the 343 firefighters.
The third sculpture completes the memorial and recognizes the 71 law enforcement officers and one rescue dog who also gave their lives to protect others on September 11th.
All of the beautiful memorials are a gift to the City of Grapevine by the 9/11 Memorial Foundation. Grapevine has incorporated Memorial Park into the parks system, guaranteeing perpetual care and maintaining its beauty.
More info can be found on their website.
National Society: Daughters of the American Revolution
Captain Molly Corbin Chapter
This chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through May at 7pm in Grapevine.
Captain Molly Corbin Chapter NSDAR is committed “to our mission objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. All of our activities center around the sacred commitment to God, Home and Country.”
More information and details on how to join this chapter can be found on their website.
As one of the most recognizable civic organizations in Grapevine, the Dirty Dozen is invaluable to the city. Based on the idea that 12 people could gather on short notice at any time, the Dirty Dozen conquers random tasks, no matter how dirty. The Dirty Dozen is also responsible for the setup and tear down of festival booths, they assist in festival operations, and they make sure the city events run smoothly. Working under the Grapevine Heritage Foundation, the group has also assisted with the Palace Arts Center restoration and refurbishing the Grapevine Vintage Railroad cars.
The Dirty Dozen is always looking for new volunteers, but you must be able to have fun and work hard. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on joining.
303 W. Nash Street
972 939-3909 or 888 617-7171
Easter Seals North Texas is a non-profit organization serving children and adults with disabilities and other special needs locally since 1939. They are an affiliate of the national organization, Easter Seals, Inc.
Their goal is to provide expert help, hope and answers by providing unique programs and services for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities. Their services evolve with the needs of North Texans; and they work with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and mental and developmental delays.
Grapevine is home to the Easter Seals North Texas: Child Development Center.
For more information, visit their website.
610 Shady Brook Dr.
GRACE is a non-profit relief agency based in Grapevine that provides food, clothing, assistance and other necessities to people who are struggling.
PO Box 1343
The Grapevine Chapter of AMBUCS is dedicated to creating opportunities and independence for people with disabilities. AMBUCS currently has about 6,000 members in over 120 chapters in 18 states.
AMBUCS is committed to performing community service, providing scholarships to therapists, building wheel chair ramps, and providing AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to children with disabilities.
200 Vine St.
The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of businesses working together to improve Grapevine’s economy and enhance the civic and cultural community.
Find more info on the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, their impact on the community, and how you can become a member at www.GrapevineChamber.org or by clicking here.
PO Box 292
The GC Education Foundation was created to support the educational programs of GCISD. The Foundation provides funds beyond the normal operating budget for programs and activities for students and staff. The funds will be used to facilitate student achievement and skill development; recognize and encourage staff excellence; and expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.
More information on funding priorities and how you can donate is available on their website.
909 Bushong Rd.
Elks Lodge is a place where neighbors come together to build community with their families. Elks invest in the community by promoting programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free.
Lodge meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month at 7pm. The lodge is open Monday-Saturday after 4pm and you are always welcome. The best time to see the Lodge in action are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
“Our members have a lot of fun at a very active lodge…thanks to our charitable fund-raising efforts we tend to make money…we then give that money away to Veterans, special needs children, scholarships and community projects.”
PO Box 811, Grapevine, TX 76099
The Grapevine Garden Club is an organization of men and women who enjoy gardening, sharing plants and having fun. The club promotes interest in gardening and floral design. They organize monthly programs, field trips, an annual plant sale, a scholarship program and civic beautification projects throughout the city.
It’s a great way for people to meet new people on common ground, and to learn more about gardening, conservation, wildlife and the environment.
Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St. Social time begins at 9:30am and the program starts at 10am. There are no meetings in June, July or August. Everyone is welcome.
More information is available on their website.
The Grapevine Heritage Foundation is a non-profit community organization committed to protecting and preserving the city of Grapevine. The group works to educate all generations about the historic places and cultural resources that make Grapevine unique and distinguished. The Foundation members have worked together to preserve the 1940’s Art Deco Palace Arts Center and Lancaster Theatre on Main Street in downtown. They also oversee the Heritage Center, which includes the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, art galleries, and a historical museum.
The Heritage Foundation meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5pm in the Convention & Visitors Bureau – 2nd Floor Board Room, 636 S. Main Street.
For more information, contact Heritage Programs and Preservation manager at 817 410-3197 or visit their website.
PO Box 995, Grapevine, TX 76099
The Grapevine Historical Society provides citizens excellent opportunities to learn and share the history of the Grapevine area. New members are always welcome!
The Grapevine Historical Society meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm in the Grapevine Public Library – Program Room, 1201 Municipal Way.
More information is available on their website.
636 S. Main St.
The Grapevine Wine Pouring Society serves as ambassadors for Grapevine, Texas. They are dedicated to promoting Texas wines and the growing grape industry and Grapevine and Texas. The Society was founded in 1995 with 30 original members; and membership has grown to 125+ members, with a mixture of ages and backgrounds. Together they share one common bond, good Texas wine.
Throughout the year they can be seen wearing burgundy vests and volunteering at various events and festivals throughout Grapevine. Their main goal is to educate the public about Texas wines and the wine industry.
Member meetings are usually held the last Monday of each month at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome and meetings are held at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau, 636 S. Main St.
For membership information, please contact Dick Jones at email@example.com.
KGVB is a recognized leader in environmental stewardship. They work with citizens, city leaders, community organizations and businesses to preserve and enhance the natural environment. More than 2,000 volunteers host major community cleanups and environmental enhancements. KGVB programs focus on beautification, litter, recycling, sustainability, youth education and marketing.
The “Sustain the Vine” program was launched in 2014 and is designed to help businesses raise awareness of environmentally-friendly practices, rate their current performance, and find ways to improve. During the inaugural year, 16 businesses have joined the program and are committed to becoming more “green.” Members are encouraged to support other participating businesses and let them know how important their environmental impact is to our community. Be on the lookout for the Sustain the Vine logo at participating businesses.
The Grapevine and Colleyville Police Departments partner with senior citizens in a non-profit organization known as S.A.L.T. (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together). The S.A.L.T. Council’s main goal is to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly, and they serve senior citizens throughout Tarrant County.
Cell phone recycling is one of their major fundraisers, and they collect old phones and recycle them for cash. The money is used to fund different programs that benefit Tarrant County Senior Citizens. The S.A.L.T. Council also distributes refurbished cell phones to home-bound senior citizens as emergency 911 phones.
If you would like to donate old cell equipment, please call 817 281-5007. You can donate cell phones, batteries and chargers. Donations are accepted year round.
Please contact Officer Hudgins to get on the mailing list or for more information about this great organization.
Colleyville Police Department
PO Box 185
Colleyville, TX 76034
221 N. Main St.
VFW Post 10454 has over 400 members who served in WWII to the present conflicts. They work together to achieve community service goals. Additionally, they have an active voice in the ongoing battle to improve VA medical center services. They provide assistance for filing VA claims, using education and scholarship benefits, separation benefits and more.
For more info on any of these great organizations or how to get involved, click on the links above.