United Way Announces 12th Round of Grants | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way Announces 12th Round of Grants

Today United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded grants to 26 organizations (see list below) totaling $197,000, potentially impacting nearly 55,000 North Texans. Through our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, we continue to identify and support organizations/initiatives addressing challenges in education, income and health across our North Texas community.

The organizations receiving grants this week are focused on youth programming and distance learning, workforce development, health, and basic needs such as food, clothing, rent/utility assistance, counseling services via telehealth, needed household items and more.

These grants reflect United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ long-term emphasis on the building blocks of opportunity: education, with 10 grants totaling $59,000 to organizations; income, with three grants totaling $30,000; and health, with three grants totaling $20,000. We also awarded 10 grants totaling $88,000 for basic needs arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through the United way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, together we will impact the lives of more than 1.4 million North Texans. Since mid-March, we have invested $3.9 million (334 grants) to 314 different local nonprofit organizations providing critical resources for our community.

To increase access for grassroots organizations that often serve as an important lifeline to marginalized communities, United Way developed a single application and led to the creation of North Texas Cares. Collectively, the 30+ funding organizations that make up North Texas Cares have invested $39,242,183 million in grants made to 669 nonprofit organizations supporting immediate relief and longer-term recovery initiatives in our community.

United Way is committed to ensuring our grant making and funding are done through a racial equity lens. We invite you to join the Live United movement and support our entire community through a contribution to this critical work.


  • Achieve-Citizen’s Development Center
  • Adventure Time Learning Center
  • America Can!
  • American Diabetes Foundation
  • Buckner Children & Family Services
  • Chris Howell Foundation
  • Cry Havoc Theater Co.
  • Dallas Furniture Bank


  • Deep Vellum Publishing
  • FSA Scholarship Foundation
  • Girls Inc.
  • Greater Lewisville Youth & Family
  • Irving-The Main Place
  • Life School Dallas
  • Lumin Education
  • Metro Relief
  • National Inventors’ Hall of Fame
  • Notre Dame of Dallas Schools
  • Single Parent Advocate
  • South Dallas Fair Park Innercity Community Development Corp.
  • Stars United Global Outreach
  • Texas State Technical College Foundation
  • United to Learn
  • The Way Back House
  • YMCA Metro Dallas
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About United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based social change organization that puts opportunity in the hands of all North Texans. Working with our determined supporters, we lead the charge to improve education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. We invite all change-seekers in our community to Live United to achieve lasting results right here at home.

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About North Texas Cares

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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas, and The Dallas Foundation, joined by more than two dozen philanthropic funding organizations, launched North Texas Cares, which enables local nonprofits to ask for emergency financial help from all participating organizations through a streamlined online grant application.

The magnitude of this pandemic calls for innovation and proactive, strategic collaboration—at a rapid pace. North Texas Cares is the social impact community’s collective response to addressing both immediate and long-term needs of our most vulnerable populations.

Together we are enabling efficient and timely access to philanthropic dollars, ensuring those resources reach the individuals and families most in need, without placing an undue burden on the nonprofit organizations providing them.

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This article was published on: Jul 20, 2020