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Community Impact Fund

Grants to Dallas County, Texas Nonprofits for
Social Services, Healthcare, and Early Learning

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Dallas Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/01/17 5:00 PM CT


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Grants to Dallas County, Texas nonprofit organizations for a broad range of activities to strengthen the local community. Funding requests will be considered in a broad range of areas, including social services, healthcare, and early learning. While organizations may be located outside Dallas County, projects must primarily serve Dallas County residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170709

Term of Contract:

Community Impact funds are generally not available for multi-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be a tax-exempt, nonprofit agency that serves a variety of charitable purposes.

All of the Foundation’s competitively awarded grants go to agencies that serve Dallas County. Your agency may be located outside the county; however, more than 50 percent of your agency's clients must be Dallas County residents to qualify for a competitive grant.

Community Impact funds are generally not available for:
-Organizations that have received grants from the Field of Interest funds or Community Impact funds within the preceding three years
-Annual Fund campaigns, underwriting of fundraising events, and marketing campaigns
-Religious purposes (although the Foundation does support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations)
-Organizations located outside Dallas County, unless more than 50 percent of the agency's clients served are residents of Dallas County
-Debt retirement
-Start-up organizations

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Dallas Foundation will hold a Grantmaking Seminar on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 3:00 - 4:30 pm. The session will be held in the Auditorium of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas.

Pre-registration is required.

Helen Holman, the chief philanthropy officer, leads these informative sessions. She will discuss the Dallas Foundation's grantmaking, including:

-Decision-making process
-Application tips
-Proposal structure
-Explanation of funds

Please note that this is not a grant writing workshop, but rather is intended to offer insight into The Dallas Foundation's grantmaking process. The seminar outlines the process for requesting a grant from The Dallas Foundation, but attendance is not required to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

More information regarding the seminar may be found here:

Pre-Application Information:

LOIs will be due August 1.

Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, due in early October.

How to Apply:

More information about the Foundation's grant opportunities may be found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register for the July 13 seminar here:

Log in to the grantmaking portal:

Start the Letter of Inquiry submission for the Community Impact Fund:

Helen Holman, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Lynsie Laughlin, Grants Officer

The Dallas Foundation
Reagan Place at Old Parkland
3963 Maple Avenue, Ste. 390
Dallas, TX 75219

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Dallas County