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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Otis & Rosie Brown Foundation has committed $10,000 in support of feeding programs for the DFW community.

Under the leadership of Founder and Board Chair, Thasunda Brown Duckett and Executive Director, Shannon Flowers, ORBF is proud to match Mayor Jeff Williams donation to Mission Arlington. Mission Arlington has been serving the Arlington community since August, 1986. For more information on how you can help during these trying times, please visit   

ORBF has also partnered with Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church and the Potter's House Church of Dallas and to provide for the distribution of 400 meals.

On May 5, 2020, Cinco de Mayo, ORBF will be in Fort Worth to disburse 200 meals through the Soul Good Food truck in partnership with Atmos Energy and the City of Fort Worth.

If you would like to make a donation to support our community food program, please click the picture link above.

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What does extraordinary mean to you?

The ExtraordinaryIS movement seeks to improve our community by finding and rewarding ordinary people who have the conviction to achieve extraordinary goals with limited resources. Join us in honoring and celebrating these extraordinary heroes in our community.

The city of Arlington honors the Thasunda Brown-Duckett, Founder and CEO of the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation

Extraordinary Scholars

Nominate a student today for the 2020 ExtraordinaryIS Scholarship Award!  Do you know an extraordinary high school senior who gives back to the community? The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation  provides scholarships to these unsung heroes in our local area high schools. The 2020 application submission deadline has passed.  Awardees will be announced by the end May, 2020.

We also offer a Renewal Sustaining Grant for past ExtraordinaryIS Scholars to continue their college education. Returning ExtraordinaryIS Scholars should reapply using the same submission form. We look forward to hearing from you.  Good luck pursuing your higher education dreams!

Extraordinary Nonprofits

Do you know of an extraordinary Texas-based tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an extraordinary story? The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation's ExtraordinaryIS grant program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary things with limited resources in our community. Nominate your favorite nonprofit organization for an ExtraordinaryIS Award today!

Extraordinary Impact

The ExtraordinaryIs Impact Award says thank you to outstanding individuals who impact our community in positive ways. Nominate your favorite community advocate for the ExtraordinaryIs Impact Award today.

Extraordinary SLAMfest

SLAMfest is our annual basketball tournament and fundraiser benefiting Arlington ISD school basketball programs and providing school supplies to children in the DFW metroplex. Join us for our 10th celebration on August 10, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm, at Sam Houston High School a proud member of the Arlington Independent School District!

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Arlington, TX 76002

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Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.