The Dallas Foundation Awards More Than $1.4M to 27 Impact-Focused Organizations

From POETIC—which helps girls who've experienced maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking to find their voices—to Parks for Downtown Dallas, Café Momentum, Family Gateway and more, the 27 nonprofits share one ultimate goal, The Dallas Foundation says:

They all provide "children and families with a brighter and more equitable community to live in.”

POETIC is one of the Community Impact grant recipients, with a mission of "equipping girls who have experienced child maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking to find their voices, reclaim their narratives and persist forward." [Image: POETIC]

The Dallas Foundation is giving a financial boost to support more than two dozen impact-focused organizations.

The community foundation—the first in Texas—announced awarding 27 Texas organizations and initiatives focused on “driving meaningful results for children and families” with more than $1.4 million in funding through its 2022 Community Impact Fund Grants.

The Dallas Foundation said the $1.4 million represents just a portion of the more than $56 million awarded so far this year in partnership with the foundation’s more than 400 fundholders.

“Each of these Community Impact Grants demonstrates an investment in some of our community’s most critical needs,” Matthew Randazzo, president and CEO of The Dallas Foundation, said in a statement.

Grants focus on ‘betterment’ of Dallas

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

The Community Impact Fund supports a variety of causes aimed at the “betterment of Greater Dallas,” with grant awards aligning the foundation’s strategic priorities and community impact framework. This year, The Dallas Foundation said the awards are centered around things like ensuring a strong and healthy start in life, community and economic resilience, advancing equity and inclusion, and enhancing the nonprofit ecosystem.

Recipients of the grants were selected following a review and approval process by a committee of the foundation’s board.

Randazzo said this year’s recipients share an ultimate goal of providing “children and families with a brighter and more equitable community to live in.”

Here are this year’s Community Impact Fund Grant recipients, categorized based on the strategic priority they meet:

[Photo: Vogel Alcove]

Strong and Healthy Start

  • Child Poverty Action Lab
  • Dallas College Foundation, Inc.
  • TexProtects
  • Family Gateway
  • Vogel Alcove
  • The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology
  • AVANCE-North Texas
  • Rainbow Days
  • Mental Health America of Greater Dallas


[Photo: Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity/PR Newswire]

Community and Economic Resilience

  • The Dallas Morning News (Education Lab)
  • Education is Freedom
  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program
  • buildingcommunityWORKSHOP
  • Parks for Downtown Dallas
  • Empowering the Masses
  • Café Momentum
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country
  • San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Dallas Education Foundation


[Photo: Social Venture Partners]

Advancing Equity and Inclusion

  • Racial Equity Fund
  • Social Venture Partners Dallas


2022 North Texas Giving Day Kickoff [Photo: Can Turkyilmaz]

Enhancing the Nonprofit Ecosystem

  • Engage Dallas (formerly the Mayor’s Star Council)
  • North Texas Giving Day
  • Better Together Fund
  • RevJen


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