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Community Impact Fund

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Dallas Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/01/18 5:00 PM CT


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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations for a broad range of activities to strengthen the Dallas County community. Funding requests will be considered in a broad range of areas, including social services, healthcare, and early learning. Additional focus areas include arts and culture, public or civic benefit, environment, and education. While organizations may be located outside Dallas County, projects must primarily serve Dallas County residents.

Each year, grants are awarded from the Community Impact Fund with the intent of responding to the timely needs of the nonprofit community for a variety of causes, such as healthcare, education, or fragile populations. Additionally, over the past six years, the Community Impact Fund has focused on the issue of early childhood education, with a long-term goal of strategically investing 40 percent of CIF grant dollars in this area.

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 Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required.

The sessions will be held in the Auditorium of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas.

While surface parking is available, please consider carpooling and/or allow extra time to locate a parking spot since the Seminar will be held during the hospital's clinic hours.

The seminar outlines the process for requesting a grant from The Dallas Foundation, but attendance is not required to submit a Letter of Inquiry for either of our competitive grant cycles.

More information regarding the seminar may be found here:

Register for the seminar here:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will open June 1, 2018, and close at 5 p.m. CT on the first business day of August. 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.

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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