The Racial Equity Fund of The Dallas Foundation seeks to address the systematic and persistent gaps in outcomes in Dallas for Black & Hispanic residents, which start before birth and are seen at nearly every step of life.
Grant investments will center on data-informed areas, including housing/infrastructure, economic, education, criminal justice/government, and health, where disparate outcomes for our Black and Hispanic neighbors are well-documented, and will be informed by a diverse fund advisory committee reflective of the Dallas community.
To see the list of 2022 grant recipients, click here.
"A situation that is achieved when people are thriving and race no longer statistically dictates, determines, or predicts one's social outcome or ability to reach their full potential."
-City of Dallas
One Community, Stark Differences in Outcomes
Outcome disparities for Black & Hispanic residents persist across nearly every facet of life.
Redlining designated Black and Hispanic neighborhoods as risky for mortgages. The median property value for Black and Hispanic families in Dallas is 3.4 times lower than for White homeowners. Source: Racial Wealth Divide in Dallas, 2018
A Strategic Priority to Advance Equity and Inclusion
The Dallas Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund aims to use the collective influence and resources of the Foundation along with those of our donors and partners to advance equity for Dallas’ BIPOC residents by strategically and purposefully directing philanthropic dollars to support organizations that combat systemic inequities.
This work directly aligns with the Foundation’s strategic priorities to ensure a strong and healthy start in life and to advance equity and inclusion, both of which are critical to helping Dallas reach its full potential.
The Dallas Foundation invites like-minded, impact oriented donors to join us in building a multi-million dollar collaborative effort to create meaningful and lasting change in Dallas.