United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

May 25, 2011

Dallas United Way to fund 126 nonprofit programs

By Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer (source)


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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will distribute more than $24.8 million dollars to fund 126 nonprofit programs, all of which focus on the organization's goals of improving education, income and health.

The new list of grant recipients includes 19 non-profits receiving United Way funds for the first time.

For the first time in its 86-year history, the Dallas group opened it grants process, giving all nonprofits the opportunity to apply for funding, said Gary Godsey, president & CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

"We went through an extremely thorough process to choose the most outstanding proposals we could find that would line up with our laser-focused areas of education, income and health," Godsey said.

Volunteers have spent more than 17,000 collective hours reviewing proposals, making site visits and evaluating data to make the selections, said Bill Morrison, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Community Impact Council chairman and partner at Haynes and Boone LLP.

“United Way is proud to fund programs making measurable strides to improve our community and change lives forever,” Morrison said.

United Way is focusing on 10-year United 2020 community goals that break the cycle of dropouts, poverty and obesity.

More than 160 applicants submitted a collective 350 proposals for consideration. The proposals include programs with aims such as strengthening school math and science curricula, providing quality job training and increasing access to primary health care.

The United Way for the first time has set up a system to track each investment directly into the strategy area that aligns with the metrics and community goals United Way is hoping to achieve, Godsey said.

That gives corporate and individual donors a more tangible return on investment, said Debbie Taylor, United Way Board chair-elect and regional director of Citi Community Development.

“United Way is funding phenomenal programs tackling root issues," she said. "This shift is necessary to bring together the people, financial resources and leading non-profits that will most effectively achieve community goals.

Applications for United Way’s 2012-2013 funding cycle will be accepted beginning in August of this year. Visit http://unitedwaydallas.org/grants for more detailed information.

Non-Profits with Programs Funded Include:

  • AIDS Arms – $772,548
  • American Red Cross – $365,965
  • AVANCE – $785,028
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of CC – $135,502
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas – $601,814
  • Callier Center for Communication Disorders – $209,536
  • CASA of Collin County, Inc. – $164,936
  • CASA of Denton County, Inc. – $88,019
  • Catholic Charities of Dallas – $913,804
  • CitySquare (Central Dallas Ministries) – $546,542
  • Child & Family Guidance Centers – $276,618
  • ChildCareGroup – $1,259,837
  • Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County, Inc. – $118,456
  • Children's Medical Center – $1,764,772
  • CITY House – $103,351
  • Collin County Committee on Aging – $68,810
  • Collin County Children's Advocacy Center – $433,901
  • Community Council of Greater Dallas – $63,454
  • Community Dental Care (Dental Health Programs, Inc.) – $833,210
  • Dallas Children's Advocacy Center – $456,400
  • Concilio, The – $170,720
  • Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind – $101,961
  • Deaf Action Center – $91,088
  • Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. – $51,058
  • Family Place, The – $1,141,813
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas – $143,057
  • Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas – $713,760
  • Goodwill Industries of Dallas – $659,607
  • Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – $79,203
  • Hope's Door – $97,383
  • Irving Cares – $165,947
  • Jewish Family Service – $566,730
  • Lancaster Outreach Center – $247,789
  • LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) – $367,195
  • Mesquite Social Services – $64,143
  • Metrocrest Social Services – $73,268
  • Mi Escuelita Preschool – $443,690
  • Mosaic Family Services – $505,432
  • Nexus Recovery Center – $213,292
  • PediPlace – $331,152
  • Rainbow Days – $228,108
  • Ready Start Collin & Denton – $98,811
  • Resource Center of Dallas – $383,409
  • Rockwall County Helping Hands – $149,018
  • Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers – $210,556
  • Salvation Army, The – $1,137,260
  • Samaritan Inn – $221,198
  • Senior Source, The – $368,499
  • Launchability (Special Care and Career Services) – $216,031
  • St. Philip's School & Community Center – $79,648
  • Turning Point – $68,111
  • Turtle Creek Manor – $55,335
  • UCP of North Texas – $120,225
  • Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas – $233,311
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Texas – $262,141
  • Warren Center, The – $161,596
  • Parkland Foundation (WDYFC) – $428,083
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas – $820,129
  • YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas – $405,695

First-Time Funded Agencies:

  • Child Abuse Prevention Center – $108,000
  • Dallas After School Network – $120,000
  • Dallas Challenge Inc. – $45,000
  • Dallas County Community College Foundation – $138,782
  • Dallas Furniture Bank – $15,000
  • Dallas Methodist Hospitals Foundation – $318,412
  • Habitat for Humanity, Greater Garland – $50,000
  • Housing Crisis Center – $148,599
  • Interfaith Housing Coalition – $360,000
  • Junior Players Guild – $75,000
  • Museum of Nature and Science – $77,650
  • Neighbors United for Quality Education – $200,000
  • Open Arms (Bryan's House) – $315,106
  • Plano ISD Foundation – $81,765
  • Real Schools Initiative – $150,000
  • Trinity River Mission – $60,000
  • Uplift Education – $607,048
  • Vickery Meadow Learning Center – $86,000

TOTAL – $24,894,31


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