With all the talk of inflation, it’s comforting to know that Park Place Dealerships is starting its search for its Season of Giving recipients early this year. Unlike last year, when it started accepting applications for its $100,000 grants for North Texas non-profits, the campaign is now off and going.
While “the company supports more than 250 organizations throughout the year,” Park Place Dealership Experiential Marking Manager Kara Connor explained, “Last year, our team wanted to connect with non-profits that we hadn’t worked with and give them an opportunity to receive support. We had a huge response and immediately knew we wanted to do it again in 2022.”
Last year more than 350 non-profits applied for the $100,000, with 24 receiving a grant, including Denton County’s Friends of the Family, Lewisville’s Journey to Dream, Fort Worth’s Don’t Forget to Feed Me Food Bank and Dallas’ Cara Mia Theatre and Texas Winds.
With applications due by midnight on Saturday, October 23, the following criteria require that:
- The organization must be a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization serving at least one of the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Tarrant and/or Wise
- The charity must support one of Park Place Cares’ Pillars of Giving that includes education, medical research, children’s advocacy or the arts.
- The charity cannot have already received donations or in-kind support from Park Place in 2022.
Recipients for the grants ranging from $2,5000 to $15,000 will be revealed on Monday, November 7.
According to Park Place Dealership Managing Director Tony Carimi, “The process of selecting the grant recipients last year was extremely challenging because there were so many worthy organizations. Our Members are the drivers of the Park Place Cares Program. They believe in making a positive impact, one person at a time and they take great pride in being a part of Park Place Cares through their volunteerism and resources. Park Place Members loved this initiative so much they wanted to see Season of Giving return this year.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Park Place Dealerships