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Environment

Environmental nonprofits in North Texas work to preserve and protect the environment and promote environmental research, conservation and appreciation.

These organizations focus on everything from improving the quality of the air that we breathe and the water we drink to planting trees, promoting recycling and educating children on the importance of conserving the Earth’s natural resources.

There are many strong local nonprofits whose mission is improving our environment. Below you can find information about these nonprofits in North Texas and projects that you can help fund.

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Texas Discovery Gardens (TDG) teaches children and adults how to sustain the natural world. Guests enjoy 7.5 acres of organic gardens that feature native and adapted plants, as well as a tropical butterfly house, Natural Playscape, Discovery Gallery, Eco-Discovery Adventure, and Snakes of Texas exhibit. This school year, TDG has offered $22,000 worth of free programming to schools and nonprofits, thanks to the Moody Foundation Scholarship Fund. Funds are requested to continue the scholarship program.

Texas Trees Foundation strategically plants trees to build a cleaner, greener, cooler North Texas. They determine highest priority planting locations based on their research of urban heat island and current urban tree canopy coverage with the overall goal of creating healthy communities. Funds are requested for Cool Schools, their TEKS-based (Texas Essential Knowlege and Skills) program that creates outdoor learning areas at elementary schools ensuring "no child is left inside."

Trinity Environmental Academy is an environmentally focused charter school educating more than 400 students, 91% of whom are economically disadvantaged. The need for social and emotional approaches are critical to combating the adverse effects of generational poverty on students, and they have implemented restorative practices and positive behavior intervention systems. Funds are requested for teacher training for trauma-informed education, curriculum, and counseling support for students.

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The Communities Foundation of Texas’s expert philanthropy team reviews local nonprofit agencies each year and offers them for your funding consideration. If you have any questions about funding a nonprofit project featured in the Giving Guide, we'll be happy to answer them.

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