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

Wyatt Button


Wyatt Button

Karen Barnard Memorial Nursing

Ana Garus, Emma Classen, EmmaMae Johnson

Charlie Bair Memorial

Kadin Thorsted

Jeremy Buller Memorial

Joseph Sutton

Dallas Community Foundation

Ruby Earhart, Havalah Gaither-Lyell, AnneMarie Johnson, Faith Marin-Bail, Benjamin Nelson, Emma Smith, Victoria Woolner

Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Academic

Jayden Darrington, AnneMarie Johnson, Olivia Molina, Hadley Nelson

Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Vocational

Kadin Thorsted

Department of Forestry

Aaron Schomus, Victoria Woolner

Beatrice Gallaspy

Hadley Nelson, Bianca Parsons, Ellison Schilling, Aaron Schomus

Chester B. and Jeanne R. Healy Memorial

Bianca Parsons, Aaron Schomus

Hank and Wanona Kliever Memorial

Aaron Schomus

Stuart Olson Memorial Culinary

Morgan Dippel

Jerry Piering Family

Hayley Johnson

Paul Olliff Memorial Math

Toby Ruston


Nahla Hamilton, Toby Ruston

Helen M. Smith

Christopher Hankland, Ellison Schilling

2022 Grant Recipients

Bambinos, Oregon

$3,400 to purchase a customized version of the Polk County Non-Profit Database and first year of maintenance fees.

CASA of Polk County

$1,200 to purchase marketing and promotional materials and supplies.

Community Mediation Services for Polk County

$1,500 for telephone, internet and case management software expenses.

Dallas Education Foundation

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

Dallas Emergency Food Corporation

$5,000 to purchase protein-enriched foods and personal care products to supplement the food boxes distributed to low-income families.

Dallas Retirement Foundation

$2,000 to provide scholarships for Dallas Retirement Village employees and volunteers for continuing education, professional development, specialized training and new degrees.

Dallas Youth Garden

$1,100 to support two internship positions for Dallas High School Students.

Family Building Blocks

$5,000 to support staffing and materials for the therapeutic classroom program and home visitation services in Dallas.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library

$3,000 to purchase large-print materials and audio books for seniors and the visually impaired.

James 2 Community Kitchen

$2,500 to purchase a commercial freezer and a commercial microwave for the community dinner program.

Kids, Inc. of Dallas

$2,000 to provide scholarships for youth sports registration fees.

Kindness Club of Dallas, Oregon

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

Polk County Family and Community Outreach

$5,000 to provide funds to support individuals and families in need of emergency assistance.

Sable House

$3,000 to provide trauma support and educational services to young victims of domestic violence residing in the shelter facility.

Salem Free Clinics

$5,000 to support Polk Community Free Clinic’s core operating costs including wages, utilities, operational expenses, medications and medical supplies.

Weekday Bible

Provide for bathroom fan repair or replacement at the Whitworth building


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

2020 Annual Report


2020 Community Sponsorships

Unfortunately, many community events and fundraisers were cancelled in 2020. The Foundation was pleased to have the opportunity to be a 2020 Family Building Blocks Prevention Patrons sponsor.

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