Dallas Community Foundation

Dallas Community Foundation


Local dollars helping local people. The Dallas Community Foundation was established in 1995 by a group of individuals who shared a common vision of a local fund that could give back to the Dallas community. Since then, the Foundation has helped people put their charitable dollars into their own community, giving a hand up to those in need.

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Grant Spotlight

Music and Memories

Enriching Lives Through Music

Do you have a special song that perks you up when you’re feeling down? Maybe it’s a song that you associate with a happy memory, or one that simply brings you joy. It makes you smile and brightens your day. For some residents at the Dallas Retirement Village, a special song can help them reconnect with memories long lost.

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Donor Story

Karen Barnard Memorial Scholarship

Karen Dinges-Barnard had a true love for nursing and caring for others. Through a scholarship fund, lovingly established by her family, her legacy continues to the next generation of nurses.

After graduating high school, Karen planned to attend Chemeketa Community College. Those plans changed however, when her application was not submitted due to a clerical error. With encouragement and support from her grandfather, “Papa”, she applied to Portland Adventist Hospital School of Practical Nursing and was accepted into the program.

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Current News

2022 Grant Awards

Congratulations 2022 Dallas Community Foundation Grant Recipients! We appreciate and support all these organizations and their many volunteers. Thank you to our generous donors who make these grants possible.

Bambinos, Oregon
CASA of Polk County, Inc.
Community Mediation Services
Dallas Education Foundation
Dallas Emergency Food Corp.
Dallas Retirement Foundation
Dallas Youth Garden
Family Building Blocks
Friends of the Dallas Public Library
James 2 Community Kitchen
Kids, Inc. of Dallas
Kindness Club of Dallas, OR
Polk County Family and Community Outreach
Sable House
Salem Free Clinics
Weekday Bible

Charitable Funds
Assets Under Management
$2 Million
Grants & Scholarships Awarded
Awarded in Grants & Scholarships
$1 Million

Foundation Giving 2019-2022

Serving the dallas, oregon community since 1996