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

Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is here! This annual nationwide day of giving supports the vital work of charitable organizations. It’s an opportunity for us all to celebrate the true meaning of the season by giving back.

In 2021, through generous gifts from people like you, the Foundation gave back over $85,000 in grants and scholarships, making a positive and profound difference in the Dallas community and in the lives of those who need a hand up.

While every Tuesday is a great day to give, join us, your friends and neighbors,
in giving TODAY!
We can help you put your charitable dollars to work right here in Dallas, for now, for good, forever.

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

Foundation Giving 2019-2021

Serving the dallas, oregon community since 1996