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The Dallas Foundation Announces $1.5M in Most Recent Grant Funding Cycle

Texas’ First Community Foundation Distributes Critical Funds To 45 Local Nonprofits Through Its 2023 Annual Field of Interest Grants

DALLAS – June 20, 2023 – The Dallas Foundation, the first community foundation in Texas, is proud to announce $1.5M in grants to 45 local organizations which will impact thousands of individuals across Greater Dallas. These particular grants, awarded from the organization’s Field of Interest Funds, are endowed funds which are customized to align with a donor’s interest in a specific cause. Historically, the funds each year cover a range of issues, including the arts, critical needs, children & families, and animal welfare.

These grants are awarded from funds named for the donors who established them and prioritize partnerships that meet today’s pressing needs while positioning Greater Dallas for a brighter, more equitable tomorrow.

“These Field of Interest grants empower organizations to have a profound impact in our city. Beyond the dollars, these grants are vehicles of change and social progress, supporting the nonprofits who strive to make a difference, and, ultimately, make Dallas brighter and more equitable,” said Julie Diaz, Interim President & CEO of The Dallas Foundation. “The enduring support we are able to provide to these causes identified by our donors is made possible through their remarkable generosity, many of whom entrusted The Dallas Foundation with their philanthropic resources decades ago, ensuring perpetual impact.”

Recipients of The Dallas Foundation’s 2023 Field of Interest Grants include:

Jean Baptiste “Tad” Adoue, III Fund

  • Dallas Museum of Art​
  • Nasher Sculpture Center​
  • Bishop Arts Theatre Center
  • Audacy DFW and the Arts
  • Swan Strings​

Bertice Carter Speck Fund

  • Swan Strings​
  • Visual Aid Volunteers, Inc.​

Betty Pope Fund & Erin Wylie Fund

  • Dallas Pets Alive​

Darwin and June Hodges Fund

  • Project Transformation North Texas​

Jalonick Family Memorial Fund-Breast Cancer

  • HHM Health
  • Methodist Health System Foundation​

Jalonick Family Memorial Fund-Domestic Violence

  • Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support​
  • Texas Advocacy Project​
  • The Family Place​

Jalonick Family Memorial Fund-Special Needs

  • Bryan’s House
  • The Warren Center, Inc.​

Joseph and Barbara McQuillan Memorial Fund

  • Texas Trees Foundation​

Morris Hartley Morgan, Jr. Fund

  • American Red Cross​
  • Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation​
  • Brave Like Ellie​
  • HopeKids, Inc.​

Lucile W. and George R. Pattullo Fund

  • South Dallas Fair Park Innercity Community Development Corporation (ICDC)​

Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Fund for Critical Needs

  • Bonton Farms
  • Housing Crisis Center​
  • Reading Partners​
  • ScholarShot, Inc.​
  • Sharing Life Community Outreach, Inc.​
  • Under 1 Roof​
  • University of North Texas Foundation​
  • UpTogether​

Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Fund for Animal Welfare

  • Awwdoptable, Inc.​
  • Dallas Pets Alive​
  • Friends of Dallas Animal Services​
  • Hearts & Bones Rescue​
  • Operation Kindness​
  • Spay Neuter Network​
  • SPCA of Texas​

Dale and Barbara Reed Fund for Abused Children

  • City House​

Elizabeth T. Robinson Fund

  • Bold Idea, Inc​.

George R. Schrader Innovative Education Fund

  • Educate to Innovate​

Annie L. Stevens Fund

  • Better Block Foundation​
  • Education Opens Doors, Inc​.
  • Incarnation House​
  • Mercy Street, Inc.​
  • Momentous Institute​
  • St. Philip’s School and Community Center​
  • University of North Texas Foundation​
  • Youth Guidance​

James D. Webb Fund

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center​

For more information about The Dallas Foundation’s Field of Interest Funds, visit our Grants page.

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