Irving Cares Will:
- Provide clients with services in a respectful and dignified manner without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion or national origin
- Identify and address the needs of the Irving community
- Partner with clients to develop solutions that lead to self-sufficiency
- Work with volunteers, agencies, and organizations for greater impact and effectiveness
- Assure donors and supporters of superior management and fiduciary practices
- Implement a sound fund development plan in support of commitments to the community
To offer efficient and effective human services to Irving residents in need.
Irving Cares provides focused assistance for Irving residents to address a financial crisis.
Irving Cares, Inc. was organized in 1957 by a group of citizens in Irving who were interested in the social welfare of the needy people in their community. On October 25, 1963 the laws of the state of Texas incorporated Irving Aid. The bylaws were approved in 1964 and revised periodically, most recently in 2013. Irving Aid, Inc. was supported by the United Fund and operated with a staff of volunteers until 1973, when the agency reorganized and hired its first full-time paid staff.
Irving Aid, Inc. changed its name to Irving C.A.R.E.S., Inc., (Community Assistance Referral and Emergency Services) in 1991. On July 21, 1998, the Board of Directors voted to change the agency’s name from Irving C.A.R.E.S., Inc. to Irving Cares, Inc. and shortly adopted the tag line, “A lifeline for Irving residents in need.”
What Sets Us Apart
Since 2001, Irving Cares has consistently achieved United Way’s #1 top stewardship rating for fiduciary management and board oversight. In 2005, Irving Cares received the City of Irving’s Housing and Human Services Department’s Award for Outstanding Community Partner.
Irving Cares is an original community partner of TXU Energy Aid, a continuous partnership since 1983 of serving Irving’s working poor.
Irving Cares has received a Top Rated Nonprofit Award from GreatNonprofits.org from 2012-2014, and in 2015, Irving Cares received an 8th four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, indicating that Irving Cares outperforms most other charities in America.
We exceed industry standards with more than eighty cents of every dollar raised going back into the community as a program related expense. Irving Cares is considered a model agency by the North Texas Food Bank and annually passes their very thorough inspection of our facilities, products and volunteer training.
Irving Cares partners with other agencies to provide the best and most comprehensive services for clients without duplication. “Big Name” partners include City of Irving, North Texas Food Bank, North Lake College, and Salvation Army.
Our Charitable Ratings
GreatNonprofits is the leading platform for community-sources stories from the people who know best – clients, donors and volunteers. Irving Cares has been named a Top-Rated Nonprofit from 2012 through 2019.
Chief Executive Officer
972-721-9181 ext. 203
Community Engagement Coordinator
972-721-9181 ext. 202
Fund Development Manager
BEVERLY Jordan-WILBORN, MSSW
972-721-9181 ext. 206
JESSICA MUNOZ-lopez, msw
Bilingual Case Manager
972-721-9181 ext. 216
Invest In Yourself Coordinator
972-721-9181 ext. 207
972-721-9181 ext. 201
KARINA RENDON-ORTIZ, MSW
Bilingual Case Manager
972-721-9181 ext. 205
972-721-9181 ext. 214
Landa Parker, Chair
Cori Black, Vice-Chair
Clint Rain, Treasurer
ORIX USA Corporation
Harriet Blake, Secretary
Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Company
Betsy Freeman Lowe
Bank of the West
More About The Board
Our board is a volunteer based Board of Directors which oversees the agency’s operations. Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm in the agency conference room, with no meetings in June or December. Board members serve as fiscal oversight and as advocates for the agency in the community. If you are interested in serving on the board of Irving Cares, please contact Kyle Taylor, CEO, at [email protected] or (972) 721-9181, ext. 203.