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Racial Equity Grant Awards $150,000 in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas

January 21, 2019

“This support for racial equity nonprofits shows Communities Foundation of Texas’ commitment to the hard work and the heart work of truth, racial healing and transformation.”

On January 17, the National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announced that a total of $150,000 was distributed across 35 nonprofits to help them facilitate storytelling or implement practical solutions to race-related challenges in Dallas.

“Allowing people the space to tell their stories and providing opportunities for others to be touched by them is the first step toward healing.” Sarah Cotton Nelson,  CFT’S Chief Philanthropy Officer

“Cara Mia is now better able to promote racial healing:  its cutting-edge theatrical performances are now coupled with community conversations, youth engagement processes and healing circles,” says Ernest McMillan, curator for community action for Cara Mia Theatre.

“This support for racial equity nonprofits shows Communities Foundation of Texas’ commitment to the hard work and the heart work of truth, racial healing and transformation,” says Joli Robinson, manager of the community affairs and outreach unit of the Dallas Police Department and co-chair of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.

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CFT board members approved this unique racial equity funding opportunity to complement the new Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (D-TRHT) effort. Dallas is one of 14 places in the country receiving $1 million in grant support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to implement D-TRHT, which will be customized for Dallas with input and leadership from the community. CFT is proud to be one of the many organizations contributing to TRHT in Dallas.
 
Racial Equity Grant Recipients:
Abounding Prosperity
Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UT Dallas
Bachman Lake Together
Border Crossers
Buildingcommunity WORKSHOP
Cara Mia Theatre Company
Chocolate MINT Foundation
Community Alcohol Drug Aftercare Program
Concilio
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Education Open Doors
Faith in Texas-PICO
Girls Embracing Mothers
Inclusive Communities Project
Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas via 
    The University of Texas Foundation
Junior Players Guild
KERA
Make Art with Purpose
Paul Quinn College
Project Row Houses
Project Unity
Social Venture Partners Dallas
Soul Rep Theatre Company
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
St. Philip’s School & Community Center Teach for America
Teatro Dallas
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund Vickery Meadow Youth
     Development Foundation
Village United Methodist Church
WaterTower Theatre
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Young Women’s Preparatory Network
 
 

To learn more about our racial equity work and read details about the above grantees, visit  www.CFTexas.org/racial-equity.

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