The Dallas Foundation Awards Over $1.1 Million in Field of Interest Grants

July 6, 2018

DALLAS (July 6, 2018) – The Board of Governors of The Dallas Foundation has awarded $1,183,600 in grants from Field of Interest funds held at the Foundation to support 35 nonprofits in Dallas and Collin counties. The grants support local needs ranging from the arts to social services.

“We are proud to make awards to these nonprofits which are making a measurable difference in meeting the needs in North Texas,” said Jim Moroney, board chairman. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to invest in programs and services where our grants can make a real difference.”

The grant recipients include: 

  • The Spay Neuter Network received $287,020 from the Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Fund for Animal Welfare to support the second year of the “Let’s Fix This!” campaign. With this funding, the organization will continue to address the loose- and stray-dog problem in Southern Dallas while also increasing public safety and reducing the high rate of animal euthanasia. 
  • The Bridge received $75,000 in support of its Emergency Medical Services program offered in collaboration with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department. The funding will allow The Bridge to expand its on-site EMT coverage, alleviating the cost of frequently having emergency medical teams called to the scene.  
  • The Dallas Black Dance Theatre received $35,000 from the Jean Baptiste “Tad” Adoue III fund to support the acquisition and Dallas premiere of “ODETTA” and the restaging of Dianne McIntyre’s “The Nina Simone Project.” These projects will help fulfill the theater’s mission to bridge cultures by reaching diverse communities and encompassing national audiences. 

The Field of Interest funds are leaving a large footprint beyond Dallas County. A $5,000 first-time grant was awarded from the Dale and Barbara Reed Fund for Abused Children to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County to provide clinical services to child victims of abuse and neglect.

“It is our honor to announce this year’s Field of Interest grant recipients,” said Helen Holman, chief philanthropy officer for The Dallas Foundation. “These organizations work diligently to strengthen and serve our community where needs have been identified. Their efforts make North Texas a better place to live.” 

Click here for the complete list of Field of Interest grants awarded. Information on the next funding cycle may be found by clicking here. For more information on Dallas Foundation grants, contact Helen Holman at 214-741-9898. 

About The Dallas Foundation
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