To support non-profit organizations with similar missions to promote healthy active lifestyles for underserved youth of North Texas. Grantees must focus in the areas of nutrition or healthy activity through sports, preferably soccer.
- Provide opportunities for underserved youth
- Serve those in the local North Texas community
- Focus on nutrition or healthy activity
November 1, 2017: Applications released
January 15, 2018: Applications due
February 2018: Applications Reviewed by the Board
March 2018: Grantees announced and funds distributed
March 2018: Recognition of grantees at a FC Dallas match
October 1, 2018: Grantee Documentation Due
Meet our 2017 grant recipients:
6 Stones – 6 Stones’ aim is to be a catalyst of hope that transforms lives, homes and communities. Liga HEB is an intramural soccer program run in partnership with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEB ISD) and 6 Stones. This program facilitates relationships between students and their administrators, encourages healthy lifestyles and increases participation for a group of students who were underserved until the league’s inception in 2010. It reaches students who underperform academically and who are not participating in any extracurricular activities through the district, which currently does not offer soccer for Junior High boys.
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas – with a mission “to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold through life-changing programs and experiences,” Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas empowers girls to become strong, smart women. Their Girls Inc. Mind + Body program focuses on nutrition and physical health and their role in contributing to the physical and mental wellness of young, minority girls.
Jubilee Park & Community Center Corporation –Jubilee Park and Community Center is a catalyst for community renewal and enrichment in the Jubilee Park Neighborhood, a 62-block area in southeast Dallas. In 2014, the FC Dallas Foundation and the United Arab Emirates built a synthetic turf field for the kids of Jubilee Park. This grant will be used to support the organization’s Youth Athletics Initiative. The soccer program plays in the local YMCA league.
Refugee Services of Texas – guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants and other displaced individuals and offers support by helping them integrate and thrive in their new communities. Through their RYP Soccer Project, clients enjoy weekly practices, clinics and workshops.