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Announcing the 2023-24 Equity Fund Grantees

$1.5M+ Awarded to 41 Local Nonprofit Organizations to Advance Equity

Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation partner to fund programs and services for historically disenfranchised communities

DALLAS – May 2, 2024 – Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and The Dallas Foundation (TDF) announce the recipients of their 2023-2024 Equity Fund Cycle Grants. In total, the two community foundations awarded $1.57M in grants to 41 nonprofit organizations in North Texas working to accelerate equity in communities that have been historically and systematically disenfranchised.

Grant funding from Communities Foundation of Texas prioritized North Texas nonprofit organizations that focus on advancing equity and building community power through civic engagement, narrative change, and/or coalition building and community organizing. Nonprofit grantees address diverse issues ranging from environmental equity, health equity, LGBTQ+ rights, human and civil rights, disability rights, and racial equity. These nonprofits also prioritize centering community voice in decision-making, recognizing the residents they work with as key stakeholders.

The Dallas Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund Grants invested in nonprofit organizations located in Dallas County working in the areas of housing and neighborhood infrastructure; economic empowerment; workforce development; education; civic participation; and health.

“Investing in organizations that are fostering and building equity across Greater Dallas is foundational to our work and critical to our mission of ensuring individuals and families can reach their full potential,” said Julie Diaz, President & CEO of The Dallas Foundation. “These grantees, who were selected from a very large pool of applicants, are driving real, measurable transformation and shaping the future of Greater Dallas for generations to come.”

CFT and TDF launched the common equity grant application to simplify the process for nonprofit organizations while also expanding the reach and influence of the available funding.

“Communities Foundation of Texas is committed to advancing equity as one of our strategic priorities to fulfill our mission and achieve the vision of building thriving communities for all. We truly believe we can accomplish more when we collaborate to fund needs in our community together, and it makes it easier on the nonprofits who are seeking funding for their work,” said Wayne White, president and CEO at Communities Foundation of Texas.

The Dallas Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund is made possible through generous donations from NexPoint Philanthropies, the Reis-Bisor Foundation, and The Dallas Foundation’s Community Impact Fund, among many others.

The Dallas Foundation’s 2023-24 Racial Equity Fund Grantees include:

In total, The Dallas Foundation granted $771,250 to 11 local nonprofits.

CFT’s equity grants were made possible by the generous support and legacy of more than 20 charitable funds established at CFT by local individuals and families, including the Sammons Foundation Fund, the Mabel Peters Caruth Fund, and the Katie Foundation Fund.

Communities Foundation of Texas’ 2023-24 Racial Equity Fund Grantees include:

In total, CFT granted $800,000 to 30 local nonprofits.

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