United Way

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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Innovation in Action: How This Local Organization is Creating Sustainable Jobs
by | Feb 24, 2021
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, My Possibilities and Capital One are creating a more vibrant future for North Texas’ most vulnerable.
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).

AT&T Business’ Anne Chow Becomes First Global Female CEO to Serve as United Way Dallas’ Campaign Chair

by | Jun 29, 2020
As North Texas works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Chow plans to focus on improving community health in her role as United Way Dallas’ 96th annual campaign chair.
Stacy’s Pita Chips Launches $200K Program To Help Women Grow Their Food Businesses
by | Mar 13, 2019
Additionally, Stacy's is continuing its partnership with United Way through its limited-edition Women's History Month chip bags. In total, the brand hopes to commit $400,000 to supporting female entrepreneurs.

Collective Impact: Social Innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth

ROUNDTABLE | In this three-part series, a panel of experts explores Dallas-Fort Worth as a destination for global impact work.

Part one kicks off with eight thought leaders who explore what social innovation looks like from their unique perspectives — nonprofit, corporate, and startup — and how that is impacting the region.
United Way, Texas Instruments Collaborate for Nonprofit Fellows Program
by | Aug 22, 2018
The TI Founders Leadership Fellows program aims to build a pipeline of nonprofit leaders for years to come.
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In Our Hyperconnected World, Dallas Leaders Find ‘New Power’ With Public Collaboration
by | Apr 19, 2018
The “new power” structure put forth by Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans is impacting North Texas leaders from the corporate to nonprofit sectors who want their organizations to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world connected by technology.
Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch
by | Apr 13, 2018
ScholarShot and Education Opens Doors came away with the top awards in the second annual Shark Tank-style event from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' GroundFloor accelerator program.
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Dallas Car Lending Nonprofit Shifts into Fast Lane With National Growth Plans

by | Oct 16, 2017
With recent interest from nonprofit partners outside of Texas and a collaboration with Toyota, On the Road Lending is poised for growth in the next year.
Toyota Gives $1M to Help Homeless in Collin County
by | Jul 7, 2017
On Thursday, Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded a $1 million Impact Grant to four area shelters who are pooling together their efforts to help homeless women and children.
Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes
at ‘OneUp the Pitch’
by | Apr 7, 2017
The event, hosted by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, vied five social entrepreneurs for a chance to win $100,000.
Jennifer Sampson
United Way CEO Shares Her Tips for Community Building
by | Feb 23, 2017
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas CEO Jennifer Sampson shared seven things she believes businesses and organizations should do to build community with Inc. recently.