Five North Texas Nonprofits Granted Funds to Inspire and Cultivate Change Across Region
DALLAS – Jan. 24, 2022 – The Dallas Foundation’s Mary M. Jalonick Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) is proud to announce it has awarded over $300,000 to five Dallas-area nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of North Texas neighbors. Jubilee Park & Community Center received the largest grant, $150,000 in support of The Jubilee Clinic, which will serve as a model for equitable access to health care.
Four additional agencies including ACT for Justice, Girls Embracing Mothers (GEMS), Hope Supply Company and Metrocare Services, each received grants of $40,000.
WPI is comprised of women donors who are committed to learning about nonprofit organizations working toward a brighter tomorrow for Greater Dallas. The collective impact of these women activating their philanthropic resources alongside others has grown substantially over the past 10 years, and has cultivated a vibrant and engaged community of female donors. Since its founding in 2010, WPI has awarded grants to more than 60 organizations in the Greater Dallas area. This year’s grant awards were six times more than previous years and bring the cumulative total of WPI’s collective giving to more than $830,000.
2022 WPI activities will kick off in February. While the 2022 WPI site visits are still being confirmed, each visit will fall into one of the four 2022 focus areas identified by WPI participants: Domestic Violence, Early Childhood, Food & Housing, and Human Trafficking.
“Jubilee Park & Community Center is thankful to the members of WPI for their support and recognition of the importance of place-based holistic care for our neighbors to thrive,” said Marissa Castro Mikoy, President & CEO of Jubilee Park. “Our organization sits in one of the most medically underserved neighborhoods in Dallas and we are eager to use this grant toward The Jubilee Clinic’s capital campaign so that we can increase access to primary health care and preventative health resources right here in our community.”
“The women of WPI are honored to impact so many North Texans across all five of these nonprofits who are inspiring and cultivating change for Dallas,” said Sarah Losinger, current WPI member and a founding member of WPI. “We know each of these organizations will translate their awards into additional – and much needed – resources for communities across Dallas.”
Jubilee Park and Community Center’s mission is to be a catalyst for community renewal and enrichment to the Jubilee Park Neighborhood, a 62-block area in southeast Dallas. The majority of families in this area are working poor who are under-served in terms of education and health resources. In order to fulfill its mission, Jubilee Park provides educational enhancements through the highest quality afterschool and summer programs and helps families and other members of the community identify and access resources that help to provide stability and enhance their quality of life. Furthermore, Jubilee Park offers opportunities for parent education and involvement and aims to build community relations among diverse cultures.
ACT For Justice’s innovative model has equipped underserved Dallas residents to fight crime on their street while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Its vision is to see safe neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and hope is restored.
Girls Embracing Mothers, Inc. is a Dallas based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. GEM’s primary focus is to empower girls in grades K-12 with mothers in prison to break the cycle of incarceration and lead successful lives with vision and purpose.
Hope Supply Co., formerly known as Captain Hope’s Kids, was founded in 1989 as The Hope Foundation for the Homeless, serving as a clearinghouse of donated resources. During the early 1990’s, mothers with babies and children became the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Because of this alarming trend, the Board of Directors voted to focus the mission on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in the community, homeless and at-risk children. In 2015, it re-branded to Hope Supply Co. to better reflect its commitment to providing hope for children.
Metrocare Services is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving over 55,000 adults and children annually. For over 50 years, Metrocare has provided a broad array of services to people with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health care, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, services for veterans and their families, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services.
For more information about The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at The Dallas Foundation, please visit www.dallasfoundation.org/WPI.