United Way Announces Fifth Round of Grants to 35 Local Nonprofits | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way Announces Fifth Round of Grants to 35 Local Nonprofits

This week, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas awarded 35 grants totaling $404,000 to local nonprofits (see list of recipients below) through our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

These organizations are currently working to provide immediate relief for North Texans, including access to food, shelter, healthcare, and emergency financial assistance as well as support for the educational and mental health needs of children and adults.

Since launching the fund in mid-March, United Way has invested nearly $2.7 million in 185 nonprofit organizations providing critical resources for our community. With your help, we have impacted the lives of over 725,000 North Texans.

Together, we are finding and creating innovative solutions to new challenges:

  • Fast-tracking the delivery of technology and educational resources to strengthen distance learning so our students don’t fall behind
  • Mobilizing food delivery to provide thousands of pounds of food each week while schools are closed and communities are without access to meals
  • Reconfiguring shelters and street showers to assist our homeless neighbors and provide life-saving resources families at risk of domestic violence
  • Supporting health care providers with supplies and protection to set up drive-through testing and virtual counseling and health services
  • Connecting workers without jobs or reduced income with new employment opportunities and emergency financial assistance for essential expenses

Collectively, the North Texas Cares partners have granted $16.1 million to nonprofits providing coronavirus response and recovery support to North Texans. Our team will continue to work with community leaders and partner organizations to provide funding recommendations as we adapt to the evolving needs of the community.

While investments continue to focus primarily on the urgent needs of vulnerable North Texans, as we move into May, United Way will shift funding to longer-term recovery and rebuilding initiatives. Support for this work will be critical in the months, and even years, following this crisis.

As we come together to lift up our community, United Way remains committed to strengthening income, education and health to build a better future for all North Texans. We hope you will join us in supporting our neighbors through a contribution to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

The fifth round of grant recipients includes:

  • Abide Women’s Health Services 
  • AIDS Arms, Inc.
  • Bachman Lake Together, a fund of The Dallas Foundation
  • Bridge Steps
  • Buckner Children and Family Services
  • Carter’s House
  • CASA of Denton County
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
  • Christian Community Action
  • Collin County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home 
  • Dallas City Homes
  • Dallas Fire Museum (on behalf of Dallas Fire Rescue First Responders)
  • Dallas Methodist Hospitals Foundation
  • Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc.
  • First Presbyterian Church of Dallas – The Stewpot
  • Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
  • Health Services of North Texas, Inc.
  • Jewish Community Center of Dallas
  • LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas)
  • Many Helping Hands
  • Our Friends Place
  • Plano ISD Education Foundation 


  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program 
  • Promise House
  • Rowlett Friendship Baptist Church
  • Shiloh Place McKinney
  • Southern Methodist University CORE
  • St. Pius X Early and Education Center
  • Streetside Showers
  • The Golden SEEDS Foundation
  • The Way Back House
  • Vogel Alcove
  • VolunteerNow
  • Wilkinson Center 
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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas, and The Dallas Foundation, joined by nearly 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: Apr 24, 2020