The Dallas Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2021 Community Impact Fund Grants. The first community foundation in Texas says it awarded over $1.3 million in 2021 to 25 local organizations and initiatives that are “driving meaningful results for children and families.”
The $1.3 million in grants represents just a fraction of the $80 million awarded during 2021 in partnership with the foundation’s more than 400 fundholders, the organization said. That was a 33% increase over the total amount awarded in 2020, which was $60 million.
Community Impact Fund aims for ‘the betterment of Greater Dallas’
The Dallas Foundation’s Community Impact Fund supports a wide variety of causes for the betterment of Greater Dallas. Its grant awards are selected to align with the organization’s strategic priorities as well as its community impact framework.
In 2021, the foundation centered centered its funding on four specific areas: ensuring a Strong & Healthy Start in life; Community & Economic Resilience; Advancing Equity & Inclusion; and Enhancing the Nonprofit Ecosystem. The 25 recipients were selected after review and approval by a committee of the foundation’s board.
“Each of these awards represents an investment in some of Dallas’ most important needs and most impactful organizations,” said Matthew Randazzo, president & CEO of The Dallas Foundation, in a statement. “The Dallas Foundation is pleased to name the recipients of our 2021 Community Impact Grants whose combined work ultimately provides children and families with better outcomes.”
Here are the 2021 grant recipients, listed under their strategic priority area:
Strong & Healthy Start
- Bachman Lake Together – $50,000
- Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) – $250,000
- Early Matters Dallas – $50,000
- Grant Halliburton Foundation – $25,000
- Jewish Family Service – $50,000
- North Texas Giving Day – $50,000
- Resource Center – $20,000
- Texas Health Resource Foundation – $70,000
- The Concilio – $30,000
- The Family Place – $50,000
- WiNGS – $50,000
Community & Economic Resilience
- Arts Journalism Alliance – $2,000
- Bonton Farms – $50,000
- Dallas Eviction Advocacy Center – $50,000
- Fair Park First – $25,000
- For Oak Cliff – $50,000
- Internet for All Coalition – $25,000
- Jubilee Park & The Commit Partnership – $25,000
- The Dallas Morning News – $10,000
Enhancing the Nonprofit Ecosystem
- Catchafire – $69,167
- Pegasus Prize Fund – $75,000
- RevJen – $50,000
- The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park – $50,000
Advancing Equity & Inclusion
- Dallas Innovation Alliance – $50,000
- Social Venture Partners Dallas – $25,000
- TDF Racial Equity Fund – $100,000
Foundation was founded in 1929
The Dallas Foundation was established in 1929 to bring together people, ideas, and investments in Greater Dallas, with a goal of helping individuals and families reach their full potential. Just last month, it named four new high-impact members to its board of governors.
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