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2021 Community Impact Awards

The Dallas Foundation Names 25 Nonprofit Recipients of 2021 Community Impact Grants

Texas’ First Community Foundation Awards a Total of $80M, $1.3M+ To Empower North Texans To Achieve Full Potential

DALLAS – Feb. 28, 2022 – The Dallas Foundation, the first community foundation in Texas, announces the recipients of its 2021 Community Impact Fund Grants, which represent just a portion of the $80 million awarded during 2021 in partnership with the Foundation’s fundholders. Through the Community Impact funding cycle, The Dallas Foundation awarded more than $1.3M to 25 local organizations and initiatives driving meaningful results for children and families.

The Foundation’s Community Impact Fund supports a variety of causes for the betterment of Greater Dallas and grant awards align with the organization’s strategic priorities and community impact framework. In 2021, the funding centered specifically on ensuring a Strong & Healthy Start in life, Community & Economic Resilience, Advancing Equity & Inclusion, and Enhancing the Nonprofit Ecosystem. Recipients were selected following review and approval by a committee of the Board.

“Each of these awards represents an investment in some of Dallas’ most important needs and most impactful organizations,” said Matthew Randazzo, President & CEO of The Dallas Foundation. “The Dallas Foundation is pleased to name the recipients of our 2021 Community Impact Grants whose combined work ultimately provides children and families with better outcomes.”

This year’s recipients and their corresponding strategic priorities include:

  • Strong & Healthy Start
      • Bachman Lake Together – $50,000
      • Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) – $250,000
      • Early Matters Dallas – $50,000
      • Grant Halliburton Foundation – $25,000
      • Jewish Family Service – $50,000
      • North Texas Giving Day – $50,000
      • Resource Center – $20,000
      • Texas Health Resource Foundation – $70,000
      • The Concilio – $30,000
      • The Family Place – $50,000
      • WiNGS – $50,000
  • Community & Economic Resilience
      • Arts Journalism Alliance – $2,000
      • Bonton Farms – $50,000
      • Dallas Eviction Advocacy Center – $50,000
      • Fair Park First – $25,000
      • For Oak Cliff – $50,000
      • Internet for All Coalition – $25,000
      • Jubilee Park & The Commit Partnership – $25,000
      • The Dallas Morning News – $10,000
    • Enhancing Nonprofit Ecosystem
      • Catchafire – $69,167
      • Pegasus Prize Fund – $75,000
      • RevJen – $50,000
      • The Water Cooler at Pegasus Park – $50,000
    • Advancing Equity & Inclusion
      • Dallas Innovation Alliance – $50,000
      • Social Venture Partners Dallas – $25,000
      • TDF Racial Equity Fund – $100,000

ABOUT THE DALLAS FOUNDATION
The Dallas Foundation, established as the first community foundation in Texas in 1929, brings together people, ideas, and investments in Greater Dallas so individuals and families can reach their full potential. In 2021, The Dallas Foundation, in partnership with the more than 400 fundholders, invested over $80 million into the community. For more information, visit www.dallasfoundation.org, Facebook or Instagram.