The Dallas Foundation Awards over $1.2 Million to Local Nonprofits

The Dallas Foundation Awards over $1.2 Million to Local Nonprofits

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DALLAS (February 3, 2016): The Board of Governors of The Dallas Foundation has awarded $1,214,300 in grants from the organization’s Community Impact Fund. The grants support local needs ranging from the arts to health to the environment. Forty percent of the dollars were given to nonprofits successfully working in the area of intervention in early childhood, a key priority for the Foundation.

“The Dallas Foundation is proud to invest in these nonprofits who are making a measurable difference in the lives of North Texans, both now and well into the future,” said Board Chairman J. Puckett.

Thirty Dallas-area nonprofit organizations were approved for funding. Among the grant recipients are First3Years, to provide parenting instruction for court-mandated and post-release teen fathers; Rainbow Days, to provide educational, social, emotional and behavioral health services for homeless children; Education is Freedom Foundation, for career and college planning services at ten DISD high schools; and Trinity Strand Trail, for maintenance of the completed portion of the trail and ongoing project support.

“The Dallas Foundation continually assesses the needs in our community,” said Jere Thompson, chair of the Foundation’s Community Philanthropy Committee. “When determining which nonprofit organizations to fund, we examine the population served, the geographical reach of the project and the anticipated outcomes, and we strive to identify how the dollars entrusted to us by our donors can make the greatest impact.”

Visit for the complete list of Community Impact Fund grants awarded or information on the next funding cycle. For more information on Dallas Foundation grants, contact Helen Holman at 214-741-9898.
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