United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Here Are the Winners of The Innovation Awards 2023

by | Jan 17, 2023
Dallas Innovates and D CEO celebrated 68 honorees and revealed the winners of our fourth-annual Innovation Awards at an event held at On the Levee in the Dallas Design District. Here's a full list of winners and finalists.
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Comerica Bank Is Creating a ‘BusinessHQ’ Collaborative Space for Small Businesses in Southern Dallas
Southern Dallas small business owners are about to get a new space to connect, collaborate, and help grow their companies.  Comerica Bank is transforming the first floor of its R.L. Thornton location into Comerica BusinessHQ—an 8,000-SF collaborative space offering a mix of coworking spaces, incubation fellowships, and technical assistance. The center will address three big needs: "capital, cultivation, and connectivity."
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Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2023, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
by | Nov 3, 2022
Now in its fourth year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 68 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas. Finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at DallasInnovates.com. Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.
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DI People: Frisco’s EDC, Vistra, Lennox International and More Make Moves

by | Mar 25, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Cicis, Complexity Gaming, Digit7, Design Connect Create, Vaxxinity, and more.
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Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2022, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
Now in its third year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 78 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas.
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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Awards $1M in Health Innovation Technology Prize Funding
by | Oct 19, 2021
Five local winners received up to $200,000 in funding to activate their solutions throughout North Texas.
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The Pitch: Cornbread Hustle Sweeps Five Categories, Including Social Innovator of the Year
by | Apr 23, 2021
At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' fifth annual social innovation competition, local staffing agency for second chances Cornbread Hustle won $145,000 in funding. Also announced was United Way's plans to expand its social innovation work in North Texas with a new incubator program exclusively for women and entrepreneurs of color.
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Building a Better Tomorrow: United Way Dallas, Social Impact Firm Name 11 Nonprofits to Collaborative Cohort

by | Feb 23, 2021
The group will develop innovative solutions to remove barriers to obtaining living-wage jobs for Black and Latinx adults.
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Atmos Energy Gives $1M to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to Prepare the Next Generation of Readers
by | Nov 23, 2020
For local early education teachers and students, Dallas-based Atmos is funding around 78,000 one-year subscriptions to Vooks, a first-of-its-kind animated storybook streaming platform.
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The Pitch: Better Block Foundation Named Social Innovator of the Year, New $1M Competition Announced
by | Oct 29, 2020
In addition to the surprise reveal of a new $1 million prize, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas also announced the nine fellows picked for its 2021 accelerator and a social impact investment in on-demand nail service Cherry (created by the founders of rewardStyle and Bumble).
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United Way Dallas and CoSpero Consulting Come ‘Together for Tomorrow’ to Solve Educational Problems

by | Jul 22, 2020
The Together for Tomorrow cohort is comprised of ten education-focused nonprofits that will collaborate on how to support parents, students, and teachers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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Frito Lay’s Joan Cetera [DI composite. Photo: Frito Lay]
Q+A: PepsiCo Foods North America’s Joan Cetera on Frito-Lay’s Local Community Efforts
by | Jul 16, 2020
Through Southern Dallas Thrives and Frito-Lay's collaboration with Volunteers of America, the Plano-based company continues to support causes in the Dallas region and beyond.
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Kimberly-Clark Foundation and the Falk Family Donate $1M to United Way Covid-19 Fund
by | Apr 16, 2020
The Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund—which in March came together in under a week—aims to tackle both urgent and long-term needs in North Texas, including those affecting education, income, and health.
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