In its latest round of Neighborhood Grants, a program that supports community-led nonprofits through small grants that range from $1,000 to $10,000, The Starbucks Foundation has awarded $2 million total to more than 1,000 organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Fourteen are based in North Texas.
The Neighborhood Grants are chosen based on Starbucks partners nominating an organization making an impact in their neighborhoods. The intent is to support a wide range of causes partners are passionate about, like advancing racial equity, fighting hunger, addressing homelessness, and empowering youth.
Since 2019, The Starbucks Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in Neighborhood Grants to more than 2,500 nonprofit organizations. It’s about “so much more than coffee,” the cult favorite coffeehouse chain says: “We know Starbucks’ impact in communities is most meaningful when our efforts begin with our partners (employees) who know their neighbors best.”
Locally, 3,000 partners participated in the search to find organizations worthy of the Neighborhood Grants. To-date, The Starbucks Foundation has awarded 47 Neighborhood Grants to Dallas-area nonprofits, amounting to around $90,000.
The 14 nonprofits chosen for the June 2021 grants are: Brother Bills Helping Hand, Cafe Momentum, Carry The Load, City Year Dallas, Dallas County Master Gardener Association Inc, Dallas Hope Charities, Dallas Metro Kidz, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Good Samaritans Of Garland Inc, Groundwork Dallas, Jonathan’s Place, Minnies Food Pantry Inc, Rebirth Empowerment Education, and Resource Center Of Dallas Inc.
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