There’s nothing better than ending the last week of July with a seven-figure show of philanthropy. OK, so maybe it would be nice if there was a cold front accompanied with a nice rain shower. But Bank of America is stepping in with $1,318,800 for 43 North Texas non-profits with the goal of advancing long-term economic success.
The timing of the grants is perfectly planned with the U.S. Census reporting “no metro area in the country grew more last year than Dallas-Fort Worth, adding almost 100,000 new residents.” Along with these new neighbors came “increasing demands on education, housing and other resources, decreasing access and affordability.”
Thus, the grants are targeted to help shore up access to immediate and basic needs like food, shelter, health resources and housing to provide environments in which the workforce and lifestyles will thrive.
As Bank of America Dallas President Jennifer Chandler explained, “Investing in partnerships with non-profit organizations addressing issues like affordable housing and access to healthcare is part of our approach to driving economic opportunity and social progress in North Texas.”
But now let’s get down to the list of the North Texas non-profits that are celebrating this show of support. The following charities that benefited from the $1.3M+ are:
- Allen Community Outreach
- Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
- First Choice Social Services
- Frisco Family Services Center
- Hope Clinic of McKinney
- Hopes Door
- Meals On Wheels Collin County
- My Possibilities
- Plano Improvement Corporation
- The Samaritan Inn
- Behind Every Door Ministries
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
- Catholic Charities of Dallas
- The Dallas Foundation
- Medisend College Of Biomedical Engineering Technology
- Network Of Community Ministries
- Paul Quinn College
- Phoenix Houses of Texas
- Resource Center of Dallas
- Southern Dallas Link
- State Fair of Texas
- The Salvation Army
- Trinity Park Conservancy
- Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
- ACH Child And Family Services
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County Inc.
- CLC Inc.
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth
- Center For Transforming Lives
- Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County Inc.
- Cristo Rey Fort Worth Study Program Inc.
- Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange
- Hope Farm Inc.
- Ladder Alliance Inc.
- Meals-On-Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County
- The Arlington Life Shelter
- W I Cook Foundation Inc.
- Women’s Center of Tarrant County Inc.
- UT Arlington Military and Veteran Services
- Texas Health Resources Foundation
- Texas Christian University
According to Bank of America Fort Worth President Mike Pavell, “This recent philanthropic investment in Dallas-Fort Worth non-profits is just one way Bank of America deploys capital locally to help remove barriers to economic success and build a more sustainable community.”
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