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2015 Grant Recipients


  • Austin Partners in Education creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin ISD students preparation for college and career. Focusing on schools located in under-resourced communities and serving predominantly economically disadvantaged students, Austin Partners in Education (APIE) delivers innovative, volunteer-driven academic and mentoring programs. APIE’s 1,800 volunteers work with students at pivotal junctures in their education, providing a vital extension of academic and social/emotional support to students. Through the flagship Classroom Coaching program, students benefit from small group (3:1 or below) instruction from volunteers drawn from more than 200 Austin area government agencies, businesses and community organizations.
  • Boys Scouts of America Circle Ten Council in Dallas & the Boy Scouts of America Chickasaw Council in Memphis prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouts today learn lessons about life and the value of being a person of character and integrity. Scouting fosters the development of the whole person and offers youth the opportunity to participate in activities that will help launch them on a successful course for life. In 2014, the Circle Ten Council served 55,247 you with the aid of 14,642 adult volunteers.
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC) provides safety, healing, and justice to children victimized by abuse and neglect. The Center provides a friendly environment where children can safely tell their story and receive the support they need. Within the Center, families find support, resources, and most importantly a place where healing begins. Under one roof CACCC houses law enforcement, child protective services, therapists, caseworkers, interns, nurses, and volunteers. Additionally, CACCC works hand-in-hand with the District Attorney’s office. Services to promote healing include: assistance with rent, food, or other basic needs. They also provide comprehensive therapeutic services for children and their non-offending family members who experience trauma as a result of abuse.
  • Children’s Health, founded in 1913, the not-for-profit Children’s Health System of Texas, known as Children’s Health, is the seventh-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, receiving more than 760,000 patient visits annually at its two full-service Children’s Medical Center campuses in Dallas and Plano, multiple specialty centers and 18 primary care locations. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the primary pediatric facility affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is a joint venture positioned to build upon the comprehensive clinical expertise of Children’s and the internationally recognized scientific environment of UT Southwestern. CRI’s mission is to perform transformative biomedical research to better understand the biological basis of disease. For more than 100 years, Children’s has been committed to making life better for children.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation North Texas Chapter (CFF) plans to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives. When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation’s aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, many people with the disease are now living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. CFF funds more research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.
  • Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is dedicated to educating, training, and creating meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. We offer training, licensing, and employment to our highly skilled, tech-savvy heroes and heroines who are mature beyond their years. It is our number one goal to create meaningful and gratifying employment and career opportunities for the men and women who have risked everything for our nation. While we are headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, we take great pride in serving disabled veterans in other parts of our country. Disabled veterans who were jobless just a few weeks ago are now on the path to a meaningful insurance career.
  • Junior Achievement of Dallas inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global community. Established in Dallas in 1954, the volunteer-delivered kindergarten through 12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, using experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of more than 4,200 volunteers this year, JA Dallas students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.
  • Lakeshore Foundation enables individuals with physically disabling conditions to live healthy, active, and independent lives through physical activity, recreation, sports, and research. From infants to seniors, to injured soldiers and elite-level athletes, every participant is free to discover his or her own potential. Their sports involvement helps young athletes with physical disabilities build confidence in their own capability to pursue not only sports, but also education, career, and involvement in the community, and at the same time it bolsters the perceptions and expectations of parents, family, teachers and peers.
  • Lena Pope helps create hope, happiness, and success for children and families. More than 80 years ago, Lena Pope began providing a hope for orphaned children in North Texas. Since its founding in 1930, the programs offered by Lena Pope have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Today, we help create hope, happiness, and success for children and families through two focused areas: counseling and education. Lena Pope believes that each child can achieve great things when they are encouraged to learn in ways that work for them. 
  • Mi Escuelita Preschool is a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) that operates 24 classrooms in five centers serving over 480 children in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1978, our mission is to teach English to children from all cultures and prepare them for academic success. The majority of the population we serve come from low income families living at or below poverty with children considered to be “at-risk.” Our goal is to provide a safe, secure environment where non-English speaking children of preschool age are taught the English language, pre-reading, pre-Math, pre-Science, literacy and social skills necessary for a successful experience in both school and life. Because many of our children are underinsured and considered food deficient, we offer dental, vision, and lead screenings, speech therapy and behavioral assessment as needed, as well as health and nutrition services.
  • Momentous Institute (powered by Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1920) has been building and repairing social emotional health for over 90 years. We directly serve over 7,000 kids and family members each year through mental health and education programs, and are expanding our reach by investing in training and research that is shared with thousands of education and mental health professionals. Our goal has been to create transformational change for children and families who experience adversity due to poverty, low achievement expectations, and mental health concerns.  For some this means healing their wounds of complex trauma, and for others this means giving them the opportunity to receive a quality education.
  • People’s Community Clinic (PCC) was founded in a church basement in 1970 and has been a compassionate, consistent and cost-effective medical home ever since. PCC's mission is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by delivering high quality, affordable healthcare with dignity and respect. The clinic has grown steadily over time and has served more than 10,000 patients year-to-date in 2014. PCC's patient population is predominantly low-income with three-quarters of patients living at or below 200% of poverty. PCC provides primary and preventive care throughout the lifespan, including prenatal care, pediatrics, adolescent health, and adult care.
  • Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) was established in 1981 and is the Dallas area’s only temporary home-away-from-home for families with a seriously ill or injured child receiving medical treatment at a Dallas area hospital. RMHD provides temporary housing in a caring, homelike atmosphere in an effort to lessen a family’s burden, reduce stress, keep the family intact and enhance their quality of life while they are away from home during their child’s medical crisis. Our average stay is 8 nights but many families stay several weeks and even several months. RMHD truly becomes their home. It is suggested that families contribute $15 per night for their stay but no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay and many of our families cannot pay. In 2013, RMHD served over 1,900 families with 17,787 nights.
  • Trafficking Hope works to eradicate Human Trafficking across the globe through our C.A.R.E.S. Initiative.  Founded in 2007, Trafficking Hope is an Anti-Sex Trafficking organization that focuses on promoting public awareness and providing education to schools, businesses and social services. We partner with law enforcement to rescue victims of human trafficking, as well as proving traditional, short and long-term care for survivors of human trafficking.
  • West Dallas Community School was founded in 1995 to serve the families of West Dallas, an area of extreme poverty that for decades had been a forgotten part of the city. The school offers a college preparatory Christian education for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Students are taught a Biblical world view integrating all areas of learning. The school has a rigorous math and science program, is rich in humanities and the arts, and delights in the discipline of forming good habits. The mission of West Dallas Community School is to provide students with challenging educational experience designed to help them know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
  • Woodrow Wilson High School Foundation’s purpose is to support excellent education in the Dallas public schools, specifically the Woodrow feeder pattern, in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and other programs and projects that support and nurture the public schools in the Woodrow feeder pattern. With over 70% of the students at Woodrow Wilson living at or below the poverty level, there is a huge at-risk population of students. It is part of the vision of the Foundation to collaborate with other individuals and organizations that are equally dedicated to the advancement of these schools. Our dream is to be able to help fund large projects, such as physical facilities within the schools, as well as smaller causes, such as loans or grants to meet special needs of school-connected individuals.    


2014 Grant Recipients

  • City House/North Texas
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
  • Center for Brain Health/National
  • DVIC/Florida
  • Junior Achievement of Dallas
  • Lift Alliance/Austin
  • The Samaritan Inn/North Texas
  • The Settlement Home for Children/Austin
  • West Dallas Community School/Dallas
  • Volunteer Center of North Texas


2013 Grant Recipient

  • Dallas AfterSchool Network
  • Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers, Inc
  • Frisco Family Services
  • Hunger Busters
  • Mercy Ships
  • Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas
  • Santa's Helpers
  • Wounded Warrior Project