FAQ

FAQ

Answers to your most pressing questions.

What is a Sister City relationship?
A Sister City relationship is a formal partnership between municipal governments developed to identify and encourage cultural and economic relations between citizens.

How many Sister Cities does Fort Worth, Texas have?
The City of Fort Worth has entered into formal agreements recognized by the U.S. Department of State with eight international cities to date.

What is the arrangement between the City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Sister Cities?
Fort Worth Sister Cities is under contract with the City of Fort Worth to manage its Sister Cities program on behalf of its citizens. The organization currently receives approximately 3 percent of its core budget from the City. The remainder of Sister Cities’ budget is raised through individuals, corporations, foundations and special events.

What is the annual economic impact of Sister Cities programs?
Sister Cities programs yield an annual economic impact of approximately $14 million.

How many volunteers help make Fort Worth Sister Cities so successful? 
Annually, 1,000+ citizens of Fort Worth participate as members and volunteers in programs.

What is the main goal of Fort Worth Sister Cities?
To create mutually beneficial people-to-people exchanges.

How many Sister Cities programs exist?
Every major city in the U.S. has a sister cities program. Learn more about Sister Cities International >

How many visitors come to Fort Worth through the Sister Cities program?
Sister Cities hosts nearly 500 visitors for programs and exchanges annually. Sister Cities members are considered citizen diplomats.

Does Sister Cities provide financial assistance? 
Three separate scholarship funds are available to students.

Are scholarships available?
$94,000 was awarded in scholarships to Fort Worth students and educators in 2017.