Posts Tagged ‘United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’

My Possibilities, LaunchAbility Merge for Greater Impact

Posted by Lance Murray

Two major North Texas nonprofits that serve members of the disabled community have merged.

Plano-based My Possibilities and LaunchAbility announced that they merged effective Jan. 15 as a way to provide greater impact by combining resources. The nonprofits will now …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

Pitch Perfect: North Texas Events Boosting Entrepreneurial Ideas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Here’s a list of some of the notable pitch events last year. Check DallasInnovates.com for upcoming dates for 2018.

Codelaunch

CodeLaunch is the seed accelerator and startup expo in Dallas-Fort Worth at which individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, …

TI Foundation Funds $2.1 Million for Nonprofit Fellows Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Seeking to help mold the nonprofit leaders of the future, Texas Instruments Foundation has established a fellowship program that is funded by $2.1 million in foundation grants.

The grants, which the Dallas-based semiconductor maker said honors its founders’ legacy of …

Power, Purpose & Profit: bigBANG! Focuses on Putting Money to Work for Good

Posted by Heather Noel

An investment can change the world.

Beyond making a financial return, people are putting their dollars to work on social good as well. 

“We want environmental and social impact to become the norm rather than the exception when we are

West Dallas Program Readies Young Adults for Health Careers

Posted by Heather Noel

West Dallas resident and Army veteran Reon Thomas has held many jobs — packager, restaurant server, security worker — but none resonated with him or gave him opportunities for career growth to support his budding family, he said.

Through a …

Toyota Gives $1M to Help Homeless in Collin County

Posted by Chloe Bennett

As Toyota celebrates the opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, it’s also committing $1 million to help homeless women and children in Collin County.

On Thursday, Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded a $1 million

Better Together Fund Backs
Collaborative Nonprofits

Posted by Lance Murray

A group of the strongest philanthropic organizations in Dallas-Fort Worth have announced a pilot program aimed at driving large-scale social change. 

Called the Better Together Fund, the program was introduced Wednesday by The Dallas Foundation, Lyda Hill Foundation, The Meadows …

Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes
at ‘OneUp the Pitch’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

In just 11 months, Brittany Merrill Underwood has launched Akola jewelry in all Neiman Marcus stores, gave hundreds of disadvantaged women a livable wage, and raised her nonprofit company so it can compete with high-end brands.

Jennifer Sampson presents Brittany Merrill Underwood with the $75,000 prize as the judges look on

Jennifer Sampson presents

Initiative Aims to Grow South Dallas’ Grassroots Nonprofits

Posted by Heather Noel

When Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders started in 2011, priorities were on cultivating its mission of workforce and leadership development and building the nonprofit’s structure.

Then, like many other budding nonprofits, focus rested mostly on helping clients.

“We did all those things …