Applications for the FC Dallas Foundation Community Action Grants presented by CornerStone Staffing are now open. Organizations that focus on improving the health and well-being of underserved North Texas communities are encouraged to apply. Each grant recipient will receive a $5,000 grant from the FC Dallas Foundation in partnership with CornerStone Staffing. This is a $2,500 increase in grant funds per grantee from 2018.
1. Provide opportunities for underserved youth
2. Serve those in the local North Texas community
3. Focus on nutrition or healthy activity
November 12, 2018: Applications released
January 20, 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:
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..
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.
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.