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Large foundation announces spring grants
Around Texas

May, 2009

Communities Foundation of Texas
Spring 2009 Discretionary Grants

■ Dallas Theater Center - $200,000 over two years to make significant renovations and upgrades to the Potter Production Studio that will allow the company to produce more intricate and technically challenging productions when it moves into the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

■ Undermain Theatre - $25,000 to help restore 90 original Frank Lloyd Wright chairs that comprise the theater’s current seating arrangement.

■ Kitchen Dog Theater Center Company - $25,000 to partially fund salary, benefits and computer equipment for a new full-time managing director position.

■ Communities In Schools Dallas Region - $19,601 to purchase math, science, technology, reading and writing curricula to be used by the organization’s campus professionals as they tutor students in more than 60 public schools.

■ Junior Achievement of Dallas - $30,000 to provide program support for the “Urban Feeder System: Every Child, Every Year” initiative, the effort to have every child enrolled in select Dallas ISD and Irving ISD feeder schools participate in JA every year from kindergarten through high school.

■ Learning Center of North Texas - $25,000 to upgrade technology infrastructure, provide technology training for staff, and engage IT support services for one year.

■ Mi Escuelita Preschool - $25,000 to support the “Together We Learn” program, which helps preschool children and their parents improve their English language and literacy skills.

■ Rise School of Dallas - $25,000 to support a $10 million capital campaign to build a new facility at the corner of I-35 and Medical District Drive.
■ Our Lady of Perpetual Help School - $32,000 to move and set up two modular buildings that were donated to the school and will be used for classroom space.

■ St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School - $40,000 to help fund the school’s extended day program, which includes after-school tutoring and enhanced math and English instruction.

■ University of Dallas - $52,144 to replace exhaust fans that are part of the ventilation system for the Patrick E. Haggerty Science Building.

■ Grand Prairie Wellness Center - $35,000 to provide operational support for a projected 40 percent increase in the number of patients seeking services in 2009.

■ LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare - $25,000 to fund renovations of the organization’s new location and to purchase necessary furniture and equipment.

■ Ferguson Road Initiative - $40,000 toward hiring the organization’s first paid full-time executive director.

■ Friends of the University Park Public Library - $2,071 to purchase tables, a collapsible dolly and signage to be used for the library’s quarterly book sale.

Social Services
■ Contact Crisis Line - $16,200 to upgrade the computer hardware and software used by volunteers on the crisis help lines.

■ Cornerstone Assistance Network (Fort Worth) - $25,000 to support a $4.2 million capital campaign for the purchase and renovation of a building that will house programs, services and administrative offices.

■ Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps - $15,000 to support programs that provide job readiness and life skills training to help women in crisis achieve self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

■ The Family Place - $25,000 to support a $2.5 million capital campaign to construct two new buildings on the organization’s campus that will include four transitional housing programs for larger families, school rooms and counseling offices.

■ Jewish Family Service of Dallas - $60,000 to sustain the current mental health counseling program and expand services in collaboration with partner agency the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Vickery Meadow area.

■ Mosaic Family Services - $20,450 to purchase new appliances and furnishings for Mosaic House, a shelter that serves immigrant women and their children who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.

■ North Texas Food Bank - $50,000 to support the “Close the Gap” initiative that will double the number of meals distributed by the organization to 50 million annually by 2011.

■ Catholic Charities of Dallas - $42,000 to purchase a bobtail truck that will replace a vehicle currently used to pick up and deliver donations of food, clothing and furniture.

■ Boy Scouts of America National Council (Circle Ten Council) - $50,000 to fund a new shower and restroom facility at Camp Wisdom as part of the organization’s $20 million centennial capital campaign.

■ Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas - $50,000 to fund the “Project Learn” program at the Boys & Girls Club located at Williams Preparatory Uplift Charter school during the 2009-2010 school year.

■ Services of Hope Entities - $50,000 to expand the Literacy/Character Academy program at Birdie Alexander Elementary School during the 2009-2010 school year and purchase literacy software and computer equipment for use in the program.

Special Initiatives
■ City of Dallas “Loving My Community” Neighborhood Improvement Initiative - $100,000 to provide financial assistance that will empower neighborhoods to come together and complete projects that address specific needs, resulting in an improved quality of life.


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