United Way Announces Seventh Round of Grants to 18 Local Nonprofits | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way Announces Seventh Round of Grants to 18 Local Nonprofits

Our community stepped up in a BIG way for North Texans this week. Collectively, North Texas Giving Tuesday Now raised over $20.7 million for more than 2,500 nonprofits. Additionally, an extraordinary $5 million grant from the Texas Instruments Foundation for immediate and long-term needs in education, income and health outcomes brings United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ funding for coronavirus response, recovery and rebuilding to more than $11.8 million.

We are working quickly—and collaboratively—to invest that funding back into the community. Today, United Way awarded grants to 18 local nonprofits (see list of recipients below) totaling $287,120. Through our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, we continue to support our community partners who are addressing immediate relief for North Texans—access to food, shelter, healthcare, and emergency financial assistance—and planning for longer-term recovery to strengthen education, income and health.

Since launching our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund in mid-March, United Way has invested more than $3.2 million in 234 nonprofit organizations providing critical resources for our community. With the grants to date, together, we will impact the lives of over 1 million North Texans. The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas team is incredibly grateful for the donors, collaborators, corporate and philanthropic partners who Live United to make this possible.

Collectively, the North Texas Cares partners have granted $28.3 million to nonprofits supporting the pressing needs of North Texas most adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. There are still hundreds of grant applications in process on the North Texas Cares platform.

In the weeks ahead, United Way will shift funding to mid-to-long-range recovery and rebuilding initiatives, focusing on the education, income and health challenges that affect all areas of our community.

Our team will continue to work with community leaders and partner organizations—some who participated in our first Lead United: Community Conversation this week— to provide funding recommendations as we adapt to the evolving needs of North Texans.

While we are making great strides to support our neighbors, there is still much work to do. As Jennifer Sampson, United Way Dallas President and CEO said in an op-ed in the Dallas Morning News this week, “Now is the time for Dallas to prove that we’re all in this together.”

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 lifting up our community through a contribution to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

The seventh round of grant recipients includes:

  • Baylor Health Care System Foundation
  • Community Outreach Housing
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC)
  • Dallas Inter-Tribal Center
  • Dallas Services
  • Foundation for the Callier Center and Communication Disorders
  • Lone Star Justice Alliance
  • Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA)
  • Miles of Freedom
  • Momentous Institute
  • Per Scholas, Inc.
  • Reading Partners
  • Services of Hope & Hope Financial Credit Counseling Services
  • Storey Lane Independent Living
  • TFI Family Services
  • The ALS Association of Texas
  • The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
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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: May 8, 2020