The Dallas Foundation Awards More Than $1.1 Million in Grants to Meet Community Needs

January 10, 2018

DALLAS (January 8, 2017) – The Board of Governors of The Dallas Foundation has awarded $1,152,650 in grants from the organization’s Community Impact Fund. Each year, grants are awarded to local organizations that are finding innovative ways to meet the ever-changing needs of the community.

“Receiving a grant from The Dallas Foundation is a rigorous and competitive process,” said interim co-president and chief philanthropy officer Helen Holman. “The organizations approved for funding by our Board of Governors touch the lives of almost every Dallas resident and we are proud to support their work.”

A total of 28 grants were approved for funding in areas ranging from cultural facilities to health to human services. Forty percent of the grant dollars were awarded to nonprofits focused on early childhood education, a key initiative of the Foundation.

Among the recipients are Dallas Holocaust Museum towards the Hope Capital Campaign to build a new museum facility; Casa del Lago, to provide early childhood and afterschool intervention programs for first and second graders in the Bachman Lake neighborhood; ScholarShot, to provide mentoring and support programs for first-generation college students; and Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation, to provide state-of-the-art equipment for the Center for Surgery and Digestive Diseases.

“The Dallas Foundation’s Community Impact Fund grants strive to meet a broad array of needs in our community while positively impacting the greatest number of our neighbors,” said Jim Moroney, chairman of The Dallas Foundation’s Board of Governors. “We salute these organizations for their hard work and express our appreciation to the donors who have entrusted The Dallas Foundation with the resources to do so.” 

Click here for the complete list of Community Impact Fund grants awarded or information about the next funding cycle. For more information on Dallas Foundation grants, contact Helen Holman at 214-741-9898. 

About The Dallas Foundation
The Dallas Foundation, established as a community foundation in 1929, serves as a leader, catalyst and resource for philanthropy by providing donors with flexible means of making gifts and bequests, the income from which primarily supports the charitable causes of the city and county of Dallas. For more information, please visit