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Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $1.9 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social service, animals, the arts and more — touching nearly all aspects of life in our community.

The Letter of Inquiry process supports programs that address needs across the North Texas region (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties). Through this process, each year, Communities Foundation of Texas has provided approximately 50 to 60 grants annually between $5,000-$20,000 to nonprofits in the region. Below is the list of all the nonprofits that were grant recipients in 2019.

Cook Children's Health Foundation

Cook Children’s Health Foundation seeks to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Funding supported a prospective, randomized control study evaluating the use of IV acetaminophen to understand the impact of opiate versus non-opiate use on congenital heart defect patient’s post-surgery.


Cry Havoc Theater Company

Cry Havoc Theater Company makes provocative theatre with young people and, in doing so, challenges audience expectations of what youth theatre can be. Funding supported the mainstage season, presenting 3 original works in collaboration with other prominent Dallas theaters that do not focus on youth theater.


Dallas Afterschool

Dallas Afterschool's mission is to level the playing field for children of all races and economic backgrounds by building a sustainable ecosystem of high-quality, out-of-school-time programs. Funding is requested to support the Program Quality Initiative (PQI), which provides afterschool organizations the support they need to ensure high quality programming for students.


Dallas Pets Alive

Dallas Pets Alive is a primarily volunteer-run, foster-based rescue organization dedicated to helping the healthy and treatable pets at greatest risk of euthanasia in North Texas.


Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas Theological Seminary is a graduate-level school to educate students interested in professional religious work such as pastors, professors, and missionaries.  Funding supported the annual Arts Week and pay for collaboration of professional songwriters for original works performed by Art House Dallas and Dallas Theological Seminary.


Defenders of Freedom

Defenders of Freedom (DOF) provides Post-9/11 Veterans with the critical emergency assistance and support services needed to successfully navigate the difficult transition from active duty to civilian life. Funding is requested to support the delivery of safety net services, including emergency financial assistance, referrals and advocacy, peer mentoring programs, and access to Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) treatments for wounded and transitioning Veterans.


DME Exchange of Dallas

DME Exchange of Dallas recycles durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, and home hospital beds; sanitizes and refurbishes the equipment; and then distributes it free of charge to Dallas County residents who have a financial need in order to restore the patients’ mobility, dignity, and independence, while easing the workload on family and caregivers. 


Downwinders at Risk Education Fund

Downwinders at Risk Education Fund strives to take effective action on behalf of those harmed by air pollution. Funding is requested to support their Environmental Equity Project that will seek to address the higher levels of Particulate Matter pollution identified in the southern sector.



Equest’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Funding would support the ongoing equine therapy programs that serve youth and veterans who face mental and physical disabilities.