The Board of Governors of The Dallas Foundation has awarded $1,142,814 in grants from Field of Interest funds held at the Foundation. The grants support local needs ranging from the arts to social services.
“Grants awarded from The Dallas Foundation’s Field of Interest funds represent a cross section of needs across our community. As importantly, they represent the generosity of donors who have entrusted the Foundation to carry out their philanthropic visions,” said Board Chairman Jim Moroney.
30 Dallas-area nonprofit organizations were approved for funding. Among the grant recipients are Friends of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, which was funded by the Lucile W. and George R. Pattullo Fund to support professional development and enrichment activities for BOMLA teachers; Ability Connection, which received funding from the Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Fund for Critical Needs in support of assisted-living homes for adults with physical and intellectual disabilities; Autism Treatment Center Inc., which received funding from both the Ratliff Fund for Critical Needs and the Bertice Carter Speck Fund in support of capital renovations to increase the number of classrooms for DISD students with autism; and Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas Inc., which received funding from the Annie L. Stevens Fund and the Elizabeth T. Robinson Fund in support of services to increase financial security for seniors.
“We are so pleased to announce this year’s Field of Interest grant recipients and to support their work,” said Helen Holman, chief philanthropy officer for The Dallas Foundation. “These organizations work diligently to serve our community in a range of ways: From providing hot meals and skills training to free access to arts programs and educational opportunities, these programs make Dallas a better place to live for all of us.”
Click here for a complete list of Field of Interest grants awarded or for information on the next funding cycle. For more information on Dallas Foundation grants, contact Helen Holman at 214-741-9898.