Investing in Innovation

The Pegasus Prize is a $50,000 social innovation grant awarded to nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations with a charitable purpose, and hybrid organizations applying innovative approaches to addressing community needs. The Prize rewards organizations applying new ways to solve ongoing problems that are faster, cost-effective, data-driven and lead to better results for the residents of Dallas County.

Given The Dallas Foundation’s reputation as a trusted steward of philanthropic resources and our well-documented track record of investing in transformational solutions, our recognition of the annual recipient signals both a financial investment in the organization as well as an endorsement of the importance of its work and elevates the visibility of the awardee, allowing for additional community investments.

Meet the 2020 Pegasus Prize Winner

Application and Selection

Awarding the Pegasus Prize

Questions about the Pegasus Prize should be directed to Brittani Trusty, Director of Community Impact,

The 2021 Pegasus Prize application will open on October 1st and close October 29th. All applications will be reviewed by the Pegasus Prize Committee and the top three applicants will be invited to present in a virtual pitch event. The Prize winner will be announced in mid-December.

To apply for the 2021 Pegasus Prize, organizations will need to submit an application as well as submit a self-produced, two- to three-minute video that helps explain the organization’s mission and work. The application will be available on our website on October 1.

Joe Carreon
Lane Conner
Dexter Evans
Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, Board Liaison
Margaret Rees-Jones, Co-chair
David Rees-Jones, Co-chair
Amber Scanlan
Caroline Weir, Co-chair
Evan Weir, Co-chair

Past Recipients


Bonton Farms

Impact Ventures

Yoga N Da Hood

2S Industries