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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.

Make Art with Purpose


Make Art with Purpose (MAP) produces arts and design projects that promote equity and inclusion and address social and environmental concerns Funding supported an art festival centered on projects and programs by woman artists in commemoration of the 19th Amendment Centennial.

$20,000.00

ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship


ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship helps children and adults with disabilities move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the dedication of a professional and caring community. The organization provides weekly therapeutic riding programs to 150 children and adults with physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral disabilities, including military veterans.

$20,000.00

Methodist Health System Foundation


Methodist Health System seeks to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality healthcare. Funding supported the El Centro College Associate Degree Nursing Program at Methodist Health Systems. 

$20,000.00

Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance


Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) leads the development of an effective homeless response system to make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring. Funding is requested to support a Flex Fund that would cover the costs of minor but impactful expenditures that could impede a client in ending his or her homelessness. Funds can be used to provide access to critical documents, security deposits, transportation, cover medical costs, job related expenses, hotel stays while waiting for housing, rental arrears, rental assistance, storage, and utilities assistance.

$20,000.00

Miles of Freedom


The mission of Miles of Freedom is to equip, empower, and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by incarceration. Funding is requested to support the expansion of their re-entry assistance program in West Dallas that will provide case management, job readiness training, jobs skills training, and support leading to employment.

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$20,000.00

Mommies in Need


Mommies in Need’s mission is to provide childcare, compassion, and community to parents going through health crises. Funding is requested to support Annie's Place, a no-cost drop-in childcare center for children of patients being treated at Parkland’s oncology clinics.

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$20,000.00

Network of Community Ministries


Network of Community Ministries is a basic needs nonprofit organization serving the needy within Richardson ISD in Dallas County. Its mission is to care, coach, and empower neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life. Funding is requested to support their new Mobile Food Pantry operations as part of a partnership with Richardson ISD.

$20,000.00

New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving


New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving enhances the cultural arts of North Texas by offering high-quality and affordable orchestral performances and a classical repertoire that fosters and challenges local musicians to their utmost abilities. Funding supported the “Connections” series, which will be focused on Great American Landscapes.

$20,000.00

Northside Inter-Community Agency


Northside Inter-Community Agency (NICA) aims to break the cycle of hunger and poverty for people in need, serving low-income families, homeless, elderly, and disabled individuals in northwest Tarrant County through emergency assistance and social work services that promote self-sufficiency. Funding is requested to support the Circle of Winners program, which provides low-income high school and middle school students with paid tutoring opportunities to mentor younger students through summer and after-school programs.

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$10,000.00