Grantmaking Seminar

Grants Officer Brittani Trusty will leads this informative session and discuss The Dallas Foundation's grantmaking, including:

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

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

The Dallas Foundation has two competitive grant cycles each year: 

Field of Interest

Beginning January 2, Letters of Inquiry (LOI) 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. LOI’s are due February 15. We will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals, due in early April.

Community Impact

Letters of Inquiry for our Community Impact Fund, which supports a variety of causes, including social services, education, healthcare, and the arts, may be submitted beginning June 1st. LOI’s will be due August 1st. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, due in early October. 

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


The Dallas Foundation will hold the next Grantmaking Seminar on:

Wednesday, July 10,  2019, 3 – 4:30 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required.

The sessions will be held in the Auditorium of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas.

While surface parking is available, please consider carpooling and/or allow extra time to locate a parking spot since the Seminar will be held during the hospital's clinic hours.

The seminar outlines the process for requesting a grant from The Dallas Foundation, but attendance is not required to submit a Letter of Inquiry for either of our competitive grant cycles.