Grants Process 

The Dallas Foundation offers a variety of grants to nonprofit agencies across Dallas.


To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be a tax-exempt, nonprofit agency that serves a variety of charitable purposes. All of our competitively awarded grants go to agencies that serve Dallas County. Your agency may be located outside the county; however, more than 50 percent of your agency's clients must be Dallas County residents to qualify for a competitive grant. Please note: Organizations are eligible to receive a competitive grant from The Dallas Foundation no more often than once every three years.

The Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Grant Opportunities

The Dallas Foundation awards grants from two types of funds: Field of Interest funds and Community Impact funds.

The Field of Interest funding cycle opens in the spring and consists of various funds that are named for the donors who established them. Field of Interest funds are focused on a specific cause or issue based on the donor's interest(s). For more information on our Field of Interest funds, click here.

The Community Impact funding cycle opens in the fall. The Dallas Foundation's Community Impact Fund serves as our general endowment and supports of a variety of causes for the betterment of our community. For more information on our Community Impact funds, click here.