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.
2023 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Karen Barnard Memorial Nursing
Charlie Bair Memorial
Jeremy Buller Memorial
Dallas Community Foundation
Meagan Dickey, Katherine Dufner, Morgan Helfrich, Kaitlyn Land, Garrett Munkers, William Peffley, Kevin Rubio
Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Academic
Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Vocational
Department of Forestry
Meagan Dickey, Isaac Jones
Chester B. and Jeanne R. Healy Memorial
Sydney Edmiston, Julia Nelson
Hank and Wanona Kliever Memorial
Stuart Olson Memorial Culinary
To be announced
Jerry Piering Family
Paul Olliff Memorial Math
Paul Olliff Memorial Wrestling
Daria Harris, Toby Ruston
Helen M. Smith
Isaac Jones, Evie Olliff
2023 Grant Recipients
$1,800 for an IT consultant.
City of Dallas
$1,000 to purchase and install a pedestrian bridge for the Japanese Garden.
Community Mediation Services for Polk County
$1,500 for phone, internet expenses and software license fees.
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
$750 to support the 2023 Creation Vacation program.
Dallas Youth Garden
$1,100 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
$2,000 to purchase large-print materials and audio books for seniors and the visually impaired.
James 2 Community Kitchen
$1,500 to purchase eco-friendly takeout containers for the community dinner program.
Kids, Inc. of Dallas
$2,250 to provide safety equipment and scholarships for youth sports.
Kindness Club of Dallas, Oregon
$3,000 to purchase fresh produce for the Friday Bag distribution program.
$2,500 to support Forensic Interviewer position.
Pedee Women’s Club
$1,000 to purchase supplies for quilts and pillowcases.
Polk County Family and Community Outreach
$5,000 to provide funds to support individuals and families in need of emergency assistance.
$3,500 to provide specialty food, prescription and otc medications for families living in the shelter facility.
Salem Free Clinics
$3,500 to support Polk Community Free Clinic’s core operating costs including wages, utilities, operational expenses, medications and medical supplies.
$850 to purchase books for the SMART reading program at Lyle and Oakdale Heights Elementary schools.
Western Oregon University
$2,250 to support coding workshops for middle and high school students in Dallas.
Each year we compile an annual report of our activities for the year, profiling our grant and scholarship programs.
2022 Community Sponsorships
Community Paint By Number
Make Music Day
Art in the Park
Sounds of Summer
Family Building Blocks Polk County Luncheon
Dallas Food Bank Fill the Pantry Fundraiser