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Dallas Foundation awards $1.5 million in grants to local organizations

Ash Jurberg

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The generosity of the people of Dallas was on display again this week.

The Dallas Foundation announced they had awarded grants totaling almost $1.5 million in support of 54 organizations across Dallas and North Texas. The Dallas Foundation was formed in 1929 when a group of local business leaders established the Dallas Community Trust. Since then, it has awarded over $900 million in grants, thanks to funds donated by people across Dallas.

“Field of Interest Fund Grants allow The Dallas Foundation to make a significant impact across a significant number of Dallas-area nonprofits. Last year we granted to over three dozen organizations, and seeing that ripple effect this past year just reinforces our commitment to a brighter, more equitable city. Because of the generosity of our donors, millions of dollars are being invested into the community to address critical and timely needs, while reinforcing that we are ‘here for good.” Matthew Randazzo, President & CEO of The Dallas Foundation.

Some of the organizations receiving grants included:

  • Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer
  • Community Partners of Dallas
  • Dallas Bethlehem Center
  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre
  • Dallas Children’s Theater
  • Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Methodist Health System Foundation
  • Miles of Freedom
  • Mommies In Need
  • Refuge for Women North Texas
  • Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Inc.
  • Shakespeare Dallas
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.

A full list of recipients can be found here. The Dallas Foundation generally offers two funding cycles each year.

Readers, have you ever given to the Dallas Foundation? What organizations in Dallas do you believe they should support?

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