United Way Announces First Round of Grants to 43 Local Nonprofits | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way Announces First Round of Grants to 43 Local Nonprofits

Today, through The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, we awarded grants totaling $750,000 to 43 nonprofit organizations across North Texas (see full list of recipients below) to ensure those hit hardest by this pandemic will receive assistance as quickly as possible.

Over the past two weeks, we have conducted a comprehensive needs assessment, leveraging our strong partnerships with organizations that we fund, as well as 180+ community partners, to identify the critical real time needs and services gaps in our community, as well as longer-term recovery challenges.

Each of the first-round grant recipients focuses on the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations, such as food insecurity, access to shelter, medical supports and childcare, and emergency financial assistance. Additional short-term funding priorities include the educational and emotional needs of children and adults across North Texas. These funds will help fill gaps for nonprofits rapidly, before federal and other funding reaches this sector.

Since opening a streamlined RFP process on Monday in collaboration with North Texas Cares, we have received nearly 650 applications. Our team will continue to review these applications on a weekly rolling basis, making it possible to deploy resources quickly and provide funding recommendations as we adapt to the evolving needs of our community.

“In less than two weeks we’ve received a groundswell of support from corporate and philanthropic partners across North Texas,” says Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas “ With their immediate and generous response, we are able to infuse critical funding into local nonprofit organizations that are on the front lines meeting the pressing needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.”

While we are acting quickly, the needs of our community continue to grow. We hope you will join us in supporting our North Texas community through a contribution to the Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

The first round of grant recipients include:

  • Belknap Ministries, Inc.
  • CareCenter Ministries
  • Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc.
  • CitySquare
  • Covenant Purpose And Restoration Family Center Inc
  • Dallas Hope Charities
  • Defenders of Freedom
  • Dickinson Place Charitable Corp
  • Emily’s Place, Inc.
  • Empowering the Masses
  • Family Place, Inc.
  • Frisco Student Fastpacs
  • Gateway of Grace
  • Get Shift Done
  • Gifted Minds Foundation
  • Grand Prairie United Charities
  • Heard That Foundation
  • Helping Restore Ability
  • Hope For The Warriors
  • ImmSchools
  • Meals on Wheels Senior Services
  • Minnie’s Food Pantry
  • Mission Oak Cliff at Cliff Temple Baptist Church
  • Mission Regan
  • Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas
  • Network of Community Ministries
  • New Hope Education, Inc
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries
  • Open Arms
  • Operation Once in a Lifetime
  • OurCalling
  • Puede Network
  • Refugee Services of Texas
  • Shelter Ministries of Dallas
  • Sonya’s House Inc
  • Three Brothers Learning
  • Trusted World
  • Turtle Creek Manor, Inc.
  • Uplift Education
  • Volunteers of America Texas
  • Wesley-Rankin Community Center
  • West Dallas Community School
  • Women Called Moses Coalition and Outreach Inc.
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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 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.

Learn More at North Texas Cares.org

This article was published on: Mar 27, 2020