Posts Tagged ‘United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’

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 …

Social Entrepreneurs Vie for $100K in ‘Shark Tank’ event ‘With a Heart’

Posted by Heather Noel

Five social entrepreneurs will be competing in a Shark Tank-style pitch contest April 6 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. 

During “OneUp the Pitch,” social entrepreneurs will present their solutions to community issues in front of five …

United Way CEO Shares Her Tips for Community Building

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Businesses need to have a strong sense of community if they want to succeed in today’s world.

To get insight into corporate responsibility, Inc. reached out to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas CEO Jennifer Sampson.

The United Way provides programs …

Meet the New Class of Social Innovators in United Way’s GroundFloor Program

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named its new class of GroundFloor fellows — and it’s the biggest one yet. 

Through the redesigned five-month program, fellows can earn up to $125,000 in seed funding by reaching certain milestones.

The accelerator

Toyota Introducing $1M Grant to Solve North Texas Mobility Issues

Posted by Julia Falcon

Toyota, whose new North American home will move to Plano later this year, announced Tuesday that it will help community organizations around North Texas take on mobility issues with a $1 million grant program. 

It will mark the first time …