United Way Announces Eleventh Round of Grants | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way Announces Eleventh Round of Grants

Today, United Way awarded grants to 19 local organizations (see list below) totaling $232,000. Through our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, we continue to identify and support organizations and initiatives addressing challenges in education, income and health across our North Texas community.

The organizations receiving grants this week are focused on summer programming and distance learning to keep students on track, skills training and wraparound support to strengthen workforce development and protection for healthcare workers as well as access to primary care, counseling, dentistry and tele-health at low or no cost to our neighbors. We also continue to support nonprofits addressing basic needs, including diapers, formula and childcare supplies and direct financial assistance to families as well as education and advocacy to prevent evictions and homelessness.

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 in 308 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 the creation of North Texas Cares. Collectively, the more than 30 funding organizations that make up North Texas Cares have invested $35.6 million in grants made to 605 nonprofit organizations supporting immediate relief and longer-term recovery initiatives in our community.

United Way is committed to ensuring funding is done through a racial equity lens—that we bring inclusion and diversity into the grant-making and community support process.  Our team will continue to work with community advocates, leaders and partner organizations to provide new funding recommendations and adapt to the evolving needs of our community.

We will continue our focus on strengthening education, income and health to build a better future for all North Texans—and specifically for our African American and Latinx neighbors who are disproportionately impacted. We invite you to join the Live United movement and support our community through a contribution to this critical work.

Grant Recipients Include

  • Bold Idea, Inc
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC)
  • Caring For Children Foundation of Texas
  • Children First Inc.
  • Dallas Children’s Theater
  • Dallas Innovation Alliance
  • Family Independence Initiative – National
  • Head Start of Greater Dallas
  • Nest Foundation
  • NPower Inc.
  • Out Teach
  • Plano ISD Education Foundation
  • Project Transformation North Texas
  • Resource Center of Dallas, Inc.
  • Special Abilities of North Texas
  • Texas Tenants’ Union
  • The Agape Clinic
  • Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center
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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: Jun 26, 2020