With well over a million residents, Dallas, Texas makes up a huge metro area ranked in the top 10 cities in the United States. And due to the large population, a number of foundations operate and focus their entire efforts in Dallas alone. These Dallas grants support several types of community causes including funding for women’s initiatives, support for Dallas area families and the arts. If you live in Dallas, check out these sources for grants only available in your city.
Communities Foundation of Texas
This local foundation was founded way back in 1953 and has awarded over $1.3 billion in grants ever since, the vast majority of which has been put to work within the City of Dallas. In 2013, the foundation provided around $76 million in support to fund education, health care, public safety, social services, animal causes and the arts. There are three types of grants offered through the Communities Foundation of Texas. These are Community Impact Grants, Caruth Foundation Grants and Giving Guide Grants. For more information about any of the grants offered by this foundation, contact Community Philanthropy Director Monica Egert Smith by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 214-750-4135.
Dallas Arts District Foundation
The Dallas Arts District was concepted during the 1970s as a way to bring various arts institutions spread around the city into one focused center for the arts. The Dallas Museum of Art opened in the district in 1984. And with the recent opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, seven arts centers now call the area home. The DAD Foundation exists to continue to support the area. Its grants provide funding for cultural programming including outdoor performances and exhibitions of new works. Funding is available for both non-profit organizations and individuals sponsored by non-profit organizations. This yearly opportunity for funding opens each Spring. For more information, call 214-744-6642 or email email@example.com.
The Dallas Foundation was founded in 1929. It has awarded over 2,400 local non-profits more than $365 million in grants, 100% of which has been used to support the community of Dallas. Grant proposals are accepted from non-profit organizations with 501c3 status three times a year across several different funds. Grants go to support animal welfare, the arts and public welfare projects. A majority of the foundation’s work is centered around older adults and children. For more information, click the link above to visit the foundation’s website or call 214-741-9898.
Dallas Women’s Foundation
This local women’s foundation was founded in 1985 and has been a major provider for supporting women’s causes in the Dallas area. The foundation seeks partnerships with groups that share its core mission of supporting the women and girls of North Texas. The grants this foundation issues are offered to support three areas of focus. These are economic stability, education and health. To apply, your organization must hold 501c3 status. At least 50% of your work must occur inside Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties and at least 75% of your work should be focused toward working with women and girls. For more information about how you can get your group involved with the Dallas Women’s Foundation, call 214-965-9977.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
The Dallas area United Way offers three-year grants to support local groups in line with the overall goals of the United Way. These involve education, income and health. Non-profit organizations working within any of these areas are invited to apply for funding through Community Impact Grants. For more information about these grants, contact Mark Mullaney by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 214-978-0073. Dallas United Way also supports other initiatives that serve the basic needs of the community through Basic Needs Grants. These grants can be used to respond to crisis situations or to work with underserved populations around the Dallas area. For more information about these grants, contact Nathan Edgerton by emailing email@example.com or by calling 214-978-2009.
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