DallasCommunityFoundation

Past Grant Recipients

Through its annual grant distribution, the Dallas Community Foundation gives back to the community, investing in solutions to address local needs. The Foundation funds programs and projects that benefit residents of the Dallas area, with preference given to those that serve urgent needs and/or have a broad and meaningful impact on the community.

2016 Grant Recipients

Total received $40,000.00

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Bambinos, Oregon

Diapers/Wipes
$1,000

CASA of Polk County, Inc.

Website Development
$1,000

Community Mediation Services for Polk County

Training Project for Dallas Retirement Village/Telephone Internet Expenses
$1,000

Cross and Crown Ministries

Grief Recovery
$1,000

Dallas Education Foundation

Grants for Teachers in Dallas School District
$3,000

Dallas Emergency Food Corporation

Protein Food Purchases
$4,000

Dallas Retirement Foundation

Music and Memory Program
$1,500

Dallas United Methodist Church

Dallas Creation Vacation
$1,000

Family Building Blocks

Dallas Therapeutic Classroom
$850

Friends of the Dallas Public Library

Large Print and Audio Materials for Seniors and the Visually Impaired
$500

Garten Services, Inc.

Laundry Services Equipment Upgrade
$2,000

James 2 Community Kitchen

Feed 150: Reducing Food Insecurity of 150 People in 2016
$3,800

Kids, Inc. of Dallas

Scholarships
$500

Law Enforcement for Youth

Youth Health and Safety Program

$1,750

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Dallas Flexible Urgent Need Fund
$2,000

Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation

Dallas Lions Club Vision and Hearing Program
$1,500

Polk Community Development Corporation

Expansion of After School Homework Club/Free Summer Lunch and Activity
$2,000

Polk County 4H Leaders Association

Garden Drainage System
$600

Sable House

Children’s Trauma Support & Education
$2,000

Salem Free Clinics

Polk Community Free Clinic
$2,000

Salvation Army

Domestic Violence Financial Assistance Program
$2,000

Titus 3 House

2016 Projects
$1,500

West Valley Hospital Foundation

Connections Van Vehicle Replacement
$3,000

West Valley Housing Authority

Dallas Family Night Out 2016
$500

2015 Grant Recipients

Total recieved $37,500.00

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Bambinos, Oregon

Renting Office Space
$1,000

City of Dallas

Light the Park/Sign the Trail
$2,000

Cross and Crown Ministries

Grief Recovery
$1,000

Dallas Area Seniors

Capital Campaign for DAS Center Parking Lot Development Phase I
$1,900

Dallas Education Foundation

Grants for Teachers in Dallas School District
$2,500

Dallas Emergency Food Corporation

Protein Food Purchase
$3,000

Dallas Retirement Foundation

Therapy Kitchen – Memory Care
$2,000

Dallas United Methodist Church

Dallas Creation Vacation
$1,000

Dallas United Soccer Club

Player Scholarships
$500

Family Building Blocks

Dallas Home Visiting Services
$1,000

Friends of Polk County CASA

Recruiting CASA Volunteers at Dallas Summerfest
$600

Friends of the Dallas Public Library

Large Print and Audio Materials for Seniors and the Visually Impaired
$1,000

Garten Services, Inc.

Laundry Services Equipment Upgrade
$2,000

Kids, Inc. of Dallas

Scholarships for Sports Registrations
$500

Law Enforcement for Youth

Law Enforcement for Youth Safety Campaign

$1,000

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Dallas Flexible Urgent Need Fund
$2,000

Morrison Campus Alternative School

Path to Employment
$600

Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation

Sight and Hearing Assistance
$1,000

Partnerships in Community Living, Inc.

Dallas Wood Shoppe Improvement
$1,000

Polk Community Development Corporation

Woodbridge Children’s Program 2015
$1,000

Polk County 4H Leaders Association

Dallas Youth Garden
$1,000

Sable House

Children’s Trauma Support & Education
$2,000

Salem Free Clinics

Polk Community Free Clinic
$2,000

Salvation Army

Domestic Violence Financial Assistance Fund
$2,000

Trinity Lutheran Church

Boy Scout Troop 7288 Cargo Trailer
$2,400

VORP

Sustaining Funds and Office Equipment
$1,500

2014 Grant Recipients

Total recieved $35,200.00

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Bambinos, Oregon

Renting Office Space
$2,200.00
Assist with office rent for the Bambinos, Oregon.

Blue Dolphin Swim Team

Athlete Scholarship Program
$500.00
Provide scholarships to participants who cannot afford registration fees.

Dallas Education Foundation

Grants for Teachers in Dallas School District
$3,000.00
Provide grants to teachers in
the Dallas School District.

Dallas Education Foundation

Young Artists Playtrium Scholarship Fund
$750.00
Provide scholarships to
low-income participants.

Dallas Emergency

Food Corporation
Purchase of Food Items
$3,000.00
Purchase food and other
necessary items that are not available from the Marion-Polk
Food Share warehouse.

Dallas Retirement Foundation

Honor Flights for DRV Veterans
$3,000.00
Provide honor flights
for WWII veterans.

Dallas United
Methodist Church

Dallas Creation Vacation
$1,000.00
Support the 2013 Dallas
Creation Vacation program
for low-income families in the
West Valley Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

Dallas United Soccer Club

Player Scholarships
$500.00
Provide player scholarships.

Family Building Blocks

Dallas Healthy Families
$1,000.00
Support at-risk families
with home visitation.

Friends of Delbert Hunter

Arboretum and Botanic Garden
History, A Walk in the Park
$750.00
Purchase and install signage.

Friends of Polk County CASA

Raising Awareness of Polk County CASA at Dallas Summerfest
$500.00
Provide support for Dallas Summerfest outreach.

Friends of the Dallas
Public Library

Large Print and Audio Materials
for Seniors and the Visually Handicapped
$1,000.00
Purchase large-print books
and books on audio cd.

Garten Services, Inc.

Laundry Services Equipment Replacement
$1,000.00
Purchase dryers for
commercial laundry facility.

Kids, Inc. of Dallas

Scholarships
$1,000.00
Provide scholarships to participants who cannot afford registration fees.

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Dallas Flexible Urgent
Need Fund
$2,000.00
Provide gap funding for
urgent needs assistance for individuals and families
residing in the boundaries
of the Dallas School District.

Polk County 4H
Leaders Association

Dallas Youth Garden
$1,000.00
Provide funding for summer youth interns.

Sable House

Children’s Trauma Support & Education
$2,500.00
Provide trauma support and educational services for children residing in the domestic violence shelter facility.

Salem Free Clinics

wHEE at Polk Community Free Clinic
$3,000.00
Purchase four computers,
a scanner/printer and other technical support to provide clinic workers access to the electronic health records system.

Salvation Army

Domestic Violence Financial Assistance Fund
$2,000.00
Provide funding for family support groups and a new karaoke machine for social events.

VORP

320 Fir Villa SE
Telephone and Cell Phone Expenses
$1,500.00
Provide funding for staff salary.

West Valley
Housing Authority

Dallas Family Night Out 2014
$1,000.00
Provide support for
Dallas Night Out event.

Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program

Food Collection and Distribution Project
$3,000.00
Procure non-perishable food
items and cover transportation
costs for distribution.

2013 Grant Recipients

Total recieved $30,000.00

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Bambinos, Oregon

Renting Office Space
$2,000.00
Assist with office rent for
the Bambinos, Oregon.

Blue Dolphin Swim Team

Athlete Scholarship Program
$500.00
Provide scholarships to participants who cannot afford registration fees.

Dallas Education Foundation

Grants for Teachers in Dallas School District
$2,000.00
Provide grants to teachers in
the Dallas School District.

Dallas Emergency
Food Corporation

Purchase of Food Items
$1,800.00
Purchase food and other
necessary items that are not available from the Marion-Polk Food Share warehouse.

Dallas Mat Club

Practice Mat Replacement
$1,000.00
Purchase replacement mats
for Dallas High School

Dallas United

Methodist Church
Dallas Creation Vacation
$1,000.00
Support the 2013 Dallas Creation Vacation program for low-income families in the West Valley Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

Dallas United Soccer Club

Player Scholarships
$500.00
Provide player scholarships.

Dallas Weekday
School of the Bible

New Computer and Printer for Weekday Office
$900.00
Purchase a co
mputer and printer for
the Weekday office.

Friends of the
Dallas Public Library

Visual and Audible Books for Seniors and the Visually Handicapped
$1,000.00
Purchase large-print books
and books on audio cd.

Garten Services, Inc.

Modernizing Laundry Equipment for Greater Efficiency and Job Growth
$1,500.00
Purchase and installation of
four Rinnai tankless water
heaters at the Garten Dallas commercial laundry facility.

James 2 Community Kitchen

To Better Bake and Boil
$2,800.00
Purchase and installation of
a new 5′ gas range and 8’hood
and suppression system.

Kids, Inc. of Dallas

$500.00
Provide scholarships to participants who cannot afford registration fees.

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Dallas Flexible Urgent Need Fund
$2,000.00
Provide gap funding for
urgent needs assistance for individuals and families residing
in the boundaries of the Dallas School District.

Morrison Campus
Alternative School

Path to Employment
$1,000.00
Provide support to prepare
up to 20 high school students
for employment and provide grants to assist students with
the purchase of necessary occupational supplies.

Mustangs and MOHR

Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
$1,000.00
Support qualified staff to
work with youth during the
peak summer months.

Polk Community
Development Corporation

Dallas Senior Center Predevelopment Project
$2,000.00
Provide staff time to produce professional documents, plans, agreements and budgets to complete an IFA/CDBG application for the Dallas Senior Center.

Polk County Health
and Human Services

Parenting a Second Time Around
$1,000.00
Purchase parenting class
curricula, train parent educators and offer parenting classes targeted to grandparents raising grandchildren ages 0-17.

Sable House

Children’s Trauma Support & Education
$2,000.00
Provide trauma support and educational services for children residing in the domestic violence shelter facility.

Salem Free Clinics

Polk Community Free Clinic
$1,500.00
Purchase four computers,
a scanner/printer and other technical support to provide
clinic workers access to the electronic health records system.

The Arc of Polk County

Dances and Karaoke Nights/Family Support Group
$750.00
Provide funding for family support groups and a new karaoke machine for social events.

VORP

Sustaining Funds
$1,500.00
Provide funding for staff salary.

Willamette Valley

Food Assistance Program
Food Collection and Distribution Project
$1,750.00
Procure non-perishable food
items and cover transportation costs for distribution.

2012 Grant Recipients

Total recieved $20,000.00

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Afterdarc

Saturday Evening Youth Activities
$1,500.00
Support the program manager salary, annual insurance premium and equipment upgrade/repair.

Blue Dolphin Swim Team

Athlete Scholarship and Development Program
$500.00
Provide scholarships to participants who cannot afford registration fees.

City of Dallas

Rickreall Creek Trail, Phase 4 (Hiebert Section)
$500.00
Provide matching funds for Phase 4 of the Rickreall Creek Trail.

Dallas Christmas Cheer

Gifts for Senior Citizens
$1,000.00
Purchase food items and gifts
for senior citizen recipients.

Dallas Education Fund

Grants for Teachers in Dallas School District
$2,000.00
Provide grants to teachers in
the Dallas School District.

Dallas Emergency
Food Corporation

Purchase of Food Items
$2,000.00
Purchase food and other
necessary items that are not available from the Marion-Polk Food Share warehouse.

Dallas Resource Center

Dallas Household Community Assistance Fund
$1,800.00
Provide gap funding for
urgent needs assistance.

Dallas United Soccer Club

Coach Training and Scholarships
$500.00
Provide player scholarships.

Dallas Weekday School of the Bible

Epson Computer Projector
$600.00
Purchase an Epson projector
for High School classes.

Friends of the
Dallas Public Library

Books on CD for all and Classic Children’s Fiction
$800.00
Purchase books on audio cd
for patrions of all ages and
classic children’s fiction books.

Kids, Inc. of Dallas

Scholarships and Shoe Share Room
$500.00
Provide scholarships to participants who cannot afford registration fees.

Microenterprise Resources

Initiatives & Training
Start Your Business Workshops
$500.00
Support the costs to conduct
Start Your Business Workshops at the Dallas Worksource Center.

Mustangs and MOHR

Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
$1,000.00
Support 2 staff to work with youth during the peak summer months.

Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center, Inc.

PADTC Vocational Services
$1,600.00
Provide a vocational training, work skills development/community service experience for emotionally disturbed adolescents.

>Polk Community Free Clinic at Trinity

PCFC Conversion to Electronic Medical Records
$500.00
Purchase equipment to
participate in the Salem Free
Clinic initiative to convert to electronic medical records.

Sable House

Children’s Trauma Support & Education
$2,000.00
Provide trauma support and educational services for children.

The Arc of Polk County

Dances and Karaoke Night
$500.00
Purchase equipment to
provide safety and expand
social experiences for
individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities.

VORP

Sustaining Funds
$2,200.00
Provide support to sustain
services the program’s
accessibility 5 days a week.

Charitable Funds
20
Assets Under Management
Over
$2 Million
Grants & Scholarships Awarded
535
Awarded in Grants & Scholarships
$875,000

Grants Awarded 2006-2016

Serving the dallas, oregon community since 1996