Five United Way social entrepreneurs battle for $100,000 at One Up the Pitch

Five celebrity judges will award $75,000 to their top pick. Audience will award $25,000 to their favorite in live vote. DALLAS, TX (April 6, 2017) – Whether they are keeping kids out of jail by … more »

United Way’s GroundFloor Announces New Fellows

Largest GroundFloor Class Enters Revamped Accelerator Program DALLAS, TX (February 7, 2017) – A way to get ex-offenders back to work and save taxpayer dollars, a one-stop-shop for healthy eating in a “food desert” and … more »

How United Way Metropolitan Dallas Influenced Millennials to “Give a Check”

By: Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President & CEO for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Salesforce.org (source) At United Way Metropolitan Dallas, we know innovation is critical to continuing to engage and support the communities we serve. As the … more »

OneUp polls are closed. Who won?

The polls are closed, your votes have been counted and the winner (or winners actually) have been selected. The first annual OneUp the Vote campaign is a wrap! You watched, you voted, and you decided … more »

Voters decide which GroundFloor Fellows get 100k

Big money up for grabs for social entrepreneurs who receive the most OneUp votes United Way of Metropolitan Dallas launched OneUp the Vote, a popular vote campaign that will determine which of its 14 “social … more »

United Way Supports Social Innovation at Dallas Innovation Alliance

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas makes a first of its kind investment in the Dallas Innovation Alliance. United Way Gives $205,000 Grant to DIA – Dallas Innovates (Source) Tech Ticker: United Way Awards Grant to … more »

Who Knew That United Way Invested In Social Entrepreneurs?

“We knew we needed to tap into the growing innovation ecosystem here if we ever wanted to reach our ambitious goals.” -Jennifer Sampson, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas By Michael Zakaras, … more »

United Way’s GroundFloor Program Annnounces New Investments

Five intrapreneurs will be awarded a combined $300,000 in seed funding as they creatively invent solutions to achieve lasting community impact in the areas of education, financial stability and health. United Way’s GroundFloor Program Unveils … more »

United Way’s GroundFloor Announces New Investments

Intrapreneurs Turning Creative Ideas into Community Impact DALLAS, TX (March 28, 2016) – Non-profits with new ideas to empower women in poverty, protect people from predatory lending, and use urban gardens to grow food and … more »

GroundFloor fellow Dallas Teacher Residency and TX A&M Commerce secure $1.29 million grant

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas GroundFloor Fellow Dallas Teacher Residency (DTR), in partnership with Texas A&M University Commerce (TAMU-C), has been named the recipient of a significant state grant, which will bolster its impact within … more »

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