Community Impact Fund

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

GrantWatch ID#: 170709
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Dallas Foundation


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.

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

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

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:

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:

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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