Purpose:

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. The foundation focuses on program where it can make the most impact.   

Requirements:

1. Provide opportunities for underserved youth
2. Serve those in the local North Texas community
3. Focus on nutrition or healthy activity

Timeline:

November 1, 2018: Applications released
January 15, 2019: Applications due
February 2019: Applications Reviewed by the Board 
March 2019: Grantees announced and funds distributed 
April  2019: Recognition of grantees at a FC Dallas match
October 1, 2019: Grantee Documentation Due

*Past grantees are eligible for two years and then are able to apply after one year. 


2018 Grant Recipients:


Bonton Farms - Bonton Farms is an agricultural intervention to restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope in the most forgotten and neglected neighborhoods for the most marginalized and vulnerable people.  Bonton is a South Dallas community where 85% of men have been to prison, poverity is rampant and jobs are scarce.  Bonton is also a ‘Food Desert,’ where access to healthy foods is non-existent.  Bonton Farms is on mission to change that.  The Market at Bonton Farms will serve as a neighborhood market, café serving breakfast and lunch and health and wellness programming will fill the afternoon and evening hours.

www.bontonfarms.org


Bush Elementary - Patriots Soccer Program -The predominately Latino neighborhood in Addison is home to DISD school, George H.W. Bush Elementary.  The school’s goal is to adopt the US Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program as the curriculum for GHWB PTA Soccer.  The program will provide GHWB students with an after school program proven to help kids establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills..

https://www.dallasisd.org/georgehwbush


Jubilee Park & Community Center - 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. 

www.jubileecenter.org


Love is Ministry - Vickery United FC - Love Is Ministry is a non-profit organization that is passionately reaching out to the refugee youth by helping them to integrate well in the American society and make a godly and positive difference in their lives through soccer.  Vickery United FC offers a soccer program in the refugee community in Dallas to encourage the youth to stay active in sports, while being mentored by coaches and volunteers. This helps the youth to integrate well in the American society while exceling in their academics and learning to keep a healthy active lifestyle.

 www.loveisministry.org


Past Recipients

2017: FC Dallas Foundation Announces Inaugural Grant Program Recipients