We invest in programs and initiatives to benefit the people of the Dallas area. Through our annual grant distribution, we provide support for educational, social, recreational and cultural programs in the Dallas area, directly serving youth, seniors and those in need. We also administer scholarships to benefit graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education. We have touched the lives of many and will continue to make a positive difference in the Dallas community, for good, for now, forever.
2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Brianne Halin, Ryan Bibler
Charlie Bair Memorial
Jenny Love, Ian Gaither-Lyell, Elizabeth Davis
Karen Barnard Memorial
Jeremy Buller Memorial
Dallas Community Foundation
Treve Earhart, Ian Gaither-Lyell, Josie Smith
Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Academic
Lakota Richardson, Ian Gaither-Lyell
Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Vocational
Johnathan Lumby, Elizabeth Davis
Department of Forestry
Lynn Gumpinger, Hannah Locke
Andria Theiss, Josie Smith, Treve Earhart, Hannah Locke
Chester B. and Jeanne R. Healy Memorial
Natalia Schilling, Lynn Gumpinger
Hank and Wanona Kliever Memorial
Stuart Olson Memorial Culinary
Jerry Piering Family
Paul Olliff Memorial Math
Natalia Schilling, Lynn Gumpinger
Paul Olliff Memorial Wrestling
Helen M. Smith
Jessica Furman, Hannah Locke
2019 Grant Recipients
CASA of Polk County, Inc.
$1,000 to support volunteer recruitment and awareness activities.
City of Dallas
$1,000 to purchase and install a reader board at the Dallas Aquatic Center.
Cross and Crown Ministries.
$1,000 to offset costs of two 13-week grief support workshops and a “Surviving the Holiday” 1-night workshop.
Community Mediation Services for Polk County
$500 to purchase an all-in-one printer/copier/scanner and toner.
Dallas Education Foundation
$3,500 to provide small educational grants to teachers in the Dallas School District.
Dallas Emergency Food Corporation
$4,000 to purchase protein enriched food products and personal care items to supplement food boxes distributed to low-income families.
Dallas Retirement Village
$2,000 to construct an additional hobby room space specifically designed and ventilated for painting and space for materials storage.
Dallas Retirement Foundation
$2,000 to purchase, assemble and monitor life skills stations in the DRV memory care unit.
Dallas United Methodist Church
$1,000 to offset the costs of the 2019 Creation Vacation program.
Dallas United Soccer
$500 to provide scholarships for low-income youth to purchase required team uniforms.
Dallas Youth Garden
$1,000 to pay for two internship positions for Dallas High School students.
Family Building Blocks
$2,000 to support the staffing and materials necessary to sustain the Respite Care program in Dallas.
Friends of the Dallas Public Library
$1,000 to purchase large print materials and audio books.
$1,000 to purchase and install a 20’x20′ commercial-grade weather-proof canopy at the laundry division worksite.
James 2 Community Kitchen
$4,000 to purchase meats, fruits and vegetables for the community dinner program.
Kids Inc. of Dallas
$500 to provide scholarships to youth participants who are unable to afford registration fees.
Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation
$1,000 to support school vision screening of 1,000 students in Dallas elementary schools.
$3,000 to provide children’s trauma support and educational services for victims of domestic violence.
Salem Free Clinics
$3,500 to support general operating expenses for Polk Community Free Clinics.
Start Making A Reader Today
$1,000 to purchase and distribute take-hone books for students in the Dallas SMART Reading Program.
The Salvation Army
$5,000 to provide funds for Dallas Resource Center Emergency Assistance Fund.
Weekday Bible, Inc.
$500 to purchase and install computers and projectors.
Each year we compile an annual report of our activities for the year, profiling our grant and scholarship programs.
2017 Community Sponsorships
Dallas Summerfest, Dallas Freedomfest, Polk County Bounty Market, and Art in the Park.