Meadows Foundation Gifts $150,000 to Coronavirus Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Meadows Foundation Gifts $150,000 to Coronavirus Fund

Since 1948, the Meadows Foundation has been serving the people of Texas. And this week it’s done so yet again. The organization founded by Al and Virginia Meadows to improve the lives of generations of Texas residents has now donated $150,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

“Our nonprofit community is the heart and soul of North Texas,” said Peter M. Miller, President & CEO of the Meadows Foundation. “Joining with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to support nonprofits right now maximizes our funding abilities to have the most impact for the most people.”

“Few organizations have had such deep and abiding affect on the fabric of our community as the Meadows Foundation,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “We’ve worked together many times before but at such a pivotal moment, we’re profoundly grateful for their continued, enthusiastic support.”

About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate needs of all North Texans—as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.

The fund will support current community impact concerns including:

  • Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food)
  • Extended closures of school, childcare, and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work
  • Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries

In the coming weeks, our organization will continue to work with community leaders, including the Dallas County Health Department, school districts and our service partners to identify resource and service gaps and plan for long-term recovery.