Grantmaking Seminars

Interested in Applying for a Grant?

Attend The Dallas Foundation's Grantmaking Seminar for the information and tools you need to successfully complete a proposal.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young Street, Dallas

Please note that this is not a grant writing workshop, but rather is intended to offer insight into The Dallas Foundation's grantmaking process.

Helen Holman, our chief philanthropy officer, leads these informative sessions. She will discuss The Dallas Foundation's grantmaking, including:

  • Decision-making process
  • Application tips
  • Proposal structure
  • Examples of past grants
  • Explanation of funds
  • Timeline

The Dallas Foundation has two competitive grant cycles each year:

Community Impact – We are pleased to announce that we are launching a new online grantmaking portal in early July 2015 and are asking applicants to refrain from submitting Letters of Inquiry for our Community Impact Grants until the portal is launched. Letters of Inquiry will be due August 3rd. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, due in early October. 

Field of Interest – In early spring, Letters of Inquiry will be accepted via our online portal for grant requests from funds established by donors to benefit agencies serving a particular population such as low-income or disabled children, or agencies with a specific philanthropic interest such as the arts. We will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals, due in early April.

The Dallas Foundation will not consider unsolicited full proposals for either competitive grant cycle.

At this time, registration is closed; however, you are welcome to put your name on a waitlist. If there are cancellations, you will be contacted. Please email Gwen Campbell at

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