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Seeds 2 STEM Wins 2022 Pegasus Prize from The Dallas Foundation

by | Nov 16, 2022
Led by CEO Branden Williams, a former ninth-grade biology teacher, Seeds 2 STEM provides workshops and after-school programs in STEM education to underserved communities in Dallas-Fort Worth. "With the prize winnings, we're launching a workplace readiness app for high school kids," Williams told WFAA. "We want kids to have access to quality jobs and be prepared to take on livable wage jobs in the STEM space."
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The Dallas Foundation Awards $2.5M+ in Racial Equity Funding to 25 Organizations

From a literacy organization to a farm and neighbor space to a nonprofit startup accelerator, the 25 first-ever recipients of The Dallas Foundation's Racial Equity Fund grants are working to make Dallas a more equitable and thriving city. The fund, launched in late 2021, seeks to address the ongoing disparities that directly impact Dallas’ Black and Hispanic residents. The Dallas Foundation's president and CEO says he's confident the investments "will propel true, tangible change in the community."
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How the Dallas Innovation Alliance Is Bridging the Digital Divide
Up to 42% of Dallas households lack a fixed connection to the internet. Without the tools and know-how to connect to the digital world, people can be left behind, especially in economically disadvantaged parts of the city. DIA is working to change that with its Digital Ambassador program.

Now, with help from the Dallas Foundation and Santander Consumer USA—and a $1 million grant from AT&T—DIA aims to get people not just connected, but thriving.
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The Dallas Foundation Awards More Than $1.3M to 25 Local Nonprofits

by | Feb 28, 2022
The Dallas Foundation—the first community foundation in Texas—says it awarded over $1.3 million in Community Impact Fund Grants in 2021. The grants were given to 25 local organizations and initiatives that are "driving meaningful results for children and families." "Each of these awards represents an investment in some of Dallas’ most important needs and most impactful organizations," said Matthew Randazzo, the foundation's president and CEO.
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DI People: JCPenney, 7-Eleven, Recode Therapeutics, Hawkeye, PCCI, and Others Make Moves
by | Jan 14, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from CrossFirst Bankshares, Johnson & Sekin, DataBank, Balfour Beatty, Caspr Group, Mohr Partners, One Network, Kainos Capital, The Dallas Foundation, Denton County Transportation Authority and Indio Management.

Plus, the incoming AIA Dallas President charts a way forward for 2022 and Gov. Abbott appoints a North Texas to the Broadband Development Council.
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The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Gathers 15 New Tenants for Its Social Impact Hub in Dallas

by | Oct 14, 2021
The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park—the largest shared nonprofit space in Texas — is a place designed to accelerate impact, together.

From Big Thought to SVP Dallas to The Trust for Public Land, the 15 ‘exceptional nonprofits' were picked after an application process last summer. They’ll join Water Cooler's five founding tenants.
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TechFW’s ThinkLab Startup Accelerator Will Expand to Dallas in Partnership with Pegasus Park Next Month
by | Dec 8, 2020
Dallas life science startups are invited to apply to ThinkLab's winter cohort, which will begin in late January 2021.
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Five Impact Organizations Move to the Water Cooler at Dallas’ Future-Focused Pegasus Park
by | Jul 16, 2020
California-based Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation—a venture philanthropy group—will expand to Dallas with the move. Dallas-based founding tenants Commit Partnership, The Dallas Foundation, United to Learn, and Uplift Education served as thought partners during a multi-year planning process. Prospective Water Cooler tenants may receive reduced rent and access to a 'What-Else-Do-You-Need-to-be-Awesome' fund.
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