Communities Foundation of Texas gives $150,000 to support racial equality in Dallas
DALLAS, TX - Jan 18, 2018 The Communities Foundation of Texas is distributing $150,000 among 35 nonprofits that promote racial equality via storytelling in Dallas.
Cara Mia Theatre Co., for instance, will use the money to engage youth and community members with its performances.
"Allowing people the space to tell their stories and experiences of bias and discrimination and providing opportunities for others to hear those stories and be touched by them is the first step toward healing," said Communities Foundation's chief philanthropy officer, Sarah Cotton Nelson.
"Additionally, offering grants specifically in support of those working diligently on issues of racial equity allows CFT as an organization to learn more ourselves about what needs to be changed across our community and to get to know all those involved more deeply."
The other beneficiaries are Abounding Prosperity, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UT Dallas, Bachman Lake Together, Border Crossers, BuildingCommunityWorkshop, 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, Girls Embracing Mothers, Inclusive Communities Project, Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas at 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 Co., 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, Water Tower Theatre, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and Young Women's Preparatory Network.