The Dallas Foundation To Award Nearly $1.5M in Field of Interest Grants

The Dallas Foundation's 2022 Field of Interest grants aim to assist 51 organizations embracing a wide range of issues—including the arts, critical needs, children and families, animal welfare, and more.

Here's the full list of recipients.

The Dallas Foundation, the first community foundation in Texas, has announced awarding nearly $1.5 million in grants to 51 local organizations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The 2022 grants, awarded from the foundation’s Field of Interest Funds, come from endowed funds that are customized to align with a donor’s interest in a specific cause. This year’s grants aim to assist 51 organizations embracing a wide range of issues—including the arts, critical needs, children and families, animal welfare, and more. 

A commitment to ‘a brighter, more equitable city’

Matthew Randazzo, president and CEO of The Dallas Foundation. [Photo: The Dallas Foundation]

“Field of Interest Fund Grants allow The Dallas Foundation to make a significant impact across a significant number of Dallas-area nonprofits,” said Matthew Randazzo, the foundation’s president and CEO, in a statement.

“Last year we granted to over three dozen organizations, and seeing that ripple effect this past year just reinforces our commitment to a brighter, more equitable city,” Randazzo added. “Because of the generosity of our donors, millions of dollars are being invested into the community to address critical and timely needs, while reinforcing that we are ‘here for good.’”

The Dallas Foundation was established as the first community foundation in Texas in 1929. It brings together people, ideas, and investments in Greater Dallas with a goal of helping individuals and families reach their full potential. In 2020, the foundation, in partnership with the more than 400 fundholders, invested over $60 million into the community. Earlier this year, the foundation named four new high-impact members to its board of governors.

The recipients of The Dallas Foundation’s 2022 Field of Interest Grants include:

  • Abide Women’s Health Center
  • African American Education Archives and History Program
  • Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery Foundation
  • Austin Street Center


[Photo: Behind Every Door]

  • Behind Every Door Ministries, Inc. (above)
  • Bridge Breast Network
  • Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
  • Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer
  • Community Partners of Dallas
  • Connections Homes
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Northern Texas/ Oklahoma Chapter
  • Dallas Bethlehem Center


[Photo: Dallas Black Dance Theatre]

  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre (above)
  • Dallas Children’s Theater


[Photo: Dallas Theater Center/Kim Leeson]

  • Dallas Theater Center (above)
  • Elevate North Texas
  • Foundation for the Callier Center and Communication Disorders
  • Frazier Revitalization, Inc.
  • Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
  • H.I.S. BridgeBuilders
  • Helen’s Project
  • Hope’s Door New Beginning Center
  • Incarnation Place, Inc.
  • It’s a Sensory World!
  • Juliette Fowler Communities
  • Methodist Health System Foundation
  • Miles of Freedom

[Photo: Mommies In Need/Annie’s Place]

  • Mommies In Need (above)


[Photo: My Possibilities]

  • My Possibilities (above)
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Neuro Assistance Foundation
  • Nexus Recovery Center
  • Oak Hill Academy
  • On the Road Lending


Operation Kindness’ Canines, Cats & Cabernet event. [Photo: Operation Kindness]

  • Operation Kindness (above)
  • Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space
  • Pegasus Media Project
  • Refuge for Women North Texas
  • RISE Adventures
  • Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Inc.


[Photo: Shakespeare Dallas]

  • Shakespeare Dallas (above)
  • Southern Dallas Spay Neuter Surge Initiative
  • Texas Advocacy Project
  • The Diabetes Association
  • The Icla da Silva Foundation
  • The Stewpot
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.
  • University of North Texas Foundation
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center


A 2021 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition artistic collaborator. [Photo: The Cliburn]

  • Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc. (above)


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