Dallas Community Foundation


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.


American Legion

Italy Clay


Seth Jones

Karen Barnard Memorial Nursing

Vanessa Barrera, Morgan Shuck

Charlie Bair Memorial

Nicole Vanaken

Jeremy Buller Memorial

Lorelei Parsons

Dallas Community Foundation

Anna Button, Grace Hannan, Rowan McDowell, Kiera Shetzel, Amelia Woolsey, Clara Woolsey, Savanna Young, Seth Jones

Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Academic

Lorelei Parsons, Trevor Olson

Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Vocational

Kaitlyn Ragan

Department of Forestry

Grace Hannan, Abigail Thorsen

Fairchild Family

Vanessa Barrera, Kaelyn Golden, Sophie Timmerman

Beatrice Gallaspy

Grace Hannan, Brook Dunkin, Rachael Lund

Chester B. and Jeanne R. Healy Memorial

Anastasia Barth, Kaitlyn Brian, Olea Green, Cliff Johnson

Hank and Wanona Kliever Memorial

Coleman Turney

Stuart Olson Memorial Culinary

To be announced

Jerry Piering Family

Mia Olson

Paul Olliff Memorial Math

Seth Jones

Paul Olliff Memorial Wrestling

Jose Romero-Hill


Jose Romero-Hill, Jerrik Wade, Daria Harris, Toby Ruston

Helen M. Smith

Kaitlyn Ragan, Greta Scales

2024 Grant Recipients

Bambinos, Oregon

$2,000 to purchase pull-ups and wipes.

Cascade Pacific Council Boy Scouts

$1,200 to provide scholarship assistance and subsidy of summer camp fees.

Community Mediation Services for Polk County

$1,500 for phone, internet expenses and software license fees.

Dallas Area Seniors

$1,000 in support of administrative and overhead expenses.

Dallas Downtown Association

$1,000 to purchase equipment and accessibility infrastructure for Dallas Farmers Market.

Dallas Education Foundation

$4,000 to provide small grants to teachers in the Dallas School District for supplies and resources.

Dallas Emergency Food Corporation

$5,000 to purchase protein-enriched foods and personal care products to supplement food boxes.

Dallas United Methodist Church

$1,000 to support the 2024 Creation Vacation program for low-income families in Dallas.

Dallas Youth Garden

$900 to purchase equipment and supplies.

Family Building Blocks

$2,500 to support staffing and materials for the therapeutic classroom program and home visitation services in Dallas.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library

$1,450 to purchase large-print materials and audio books for seniors and the visually impaired.

Kids, Inc. of Dallas

$2,000 to provide safety equipment and scholarships for youth sports.

Kindness Club of Dallas, Oregon

$3,900 to purchase fresh produce for the Friday Bag distribution program.

Liberty House

$3,200 to support no-cost child abuse prevention education.

Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Inc.

$1,500 to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program launch in Dallas.

Polk County Family and Community Outreach

$5,000 to support housing related needs for individuals and families in Dallas.

Salem Free Clinics

$3,750 to support Polk Community Free Clinic’s core operating costs to provide free patient appointments for residents from Dallas.

SMART Reading

$1,000 to purchase books for the SMART reading program at Lyle and Oakdale Heights Elementary schools.

Western Oregon University

$1,600 to support coding workshops for LaCreole middle school students.


Each year we compile an annual report of our activities for the year, profiling our grant and scholarship programs.

2023 Annual Report


2024 Community Sponsorships

Family Building Blocks Polk County Luncheon

Dallas Days

Art in the Park

Sounds of Summer

Dallas Rotary Summer Events

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

Foundation Giving 2018-2023

Serving the dallas, oregon community since 1996