United Way Announces Second Round of Grants to 40 Local Nonprofits | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way Announces Second Round of Grants to 40 Local Nonprofits

Today, through The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, we awarded grants totaling $622,500 to 40 nonprofit organizations across North Texas (see full list of recipients below) to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors receive assistance as quickly as possible.

Leveraging strong partnerships with organizations that we fund, as well as 180+ community partners, United Way has conducted a comprehensive needs assessment to identify the critical real-time needs as well as longer-term recovery challenges. We have been working closely with the City of Dallas to help identify unmet needs and service gaps and to determine where city and county funding and actions will be able to come into play.

The grant recipients in this round focus on one or more of the immediate needs of vulnerable North Texas populations, such as access to food, shelter, and healthcare, and emergency financial assistance in response to job/income loss. Several also address the educational and emotional needs of children and adults across North Texas.

We continue to receive a high volume of applications via North Texas Cares, and anticipate this will continue for the foreseeable future. Our team will continue to provide funding recommendations on a weekly rolling basis to address the evolving needs of our community. Collectively, the North Texas Cares partners have granted more than $5.3 million to nonprofits providing coronavirus response and recovery support to our community

With the immediate and generous response of local corporations and philanthropic partners, we have been able to rapidly provide critical funding to local nonprofit organizations. As federal funding from the CARES Act and public resources at the city and county level begin to flow into these areas, we will shift United Way funding to support longer-term recovery efforts—and continue our focus on education, income, and health. Support for this work will be more crucial in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis than ever before.

“The needs of our community are growing quickly—and will continue to do so,” says Susan Hoff, Chief Impact and Strategy Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “We remain committed to ensuring that all North Texans have the opportunity and power to meet their full potential.”

We hope you will join us in supporting our North Texas community through a contribution to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

The second round of grant recipients includes:

  • Baylor Health Care System Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas
  • Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
  • Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s Health)
  • Comforter Christian Center International
  • Community Outreach Housing
  • Cornerstone Assistance Network of North Central Texas
  • Cornerstone Ministries, Inc.
  • Cristo Rey Dallas High School, Inc
  • Duncanville Outreach Ministry
  • Equal Heart
  • Family Compass
  • For Oak Cliff
  • Hope Supply Co.
  • Housing Help by John 316
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc (HRI)
  • Incarnation House
  • Interfaith Family Services
  • International Literacy and Development
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Jewish Family Service of Dallas Incorporated
  • Lovepacs
  • Lt Todd Wesley Krodle Memorial Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels Collin County
  • Metrocrest Services, Inc
  • On the Road Lending
  • Parkland Foundation on behalf of Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • PediPlace, Inc.
  • Positive Reflection Ministries
  • Sharing Life Community Outreach, Inc.
  • SoupMobile Inc.
  • St. Philip’s School and Community Center
  • Stars United Global Outreach
  • The Chocolate Mint Foundation
  • The Concilio
  • The Men of Nehemiah
  • The Salvation Army North Texas Area Command
  • Women in Need of Generous Support – WiNGS
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
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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 3, 2020