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

Sydney Curtis


Kaylin Olson

Karen Barnard Memorial Nursing

Morgan Shuck, Ana Garus, Emma Classen, EmmaMae Johnson

Charlie Bair Memorial

Royce Lavier

Jeremy Buller Memorial

Piper McKenzie

Dallas Community Foundation

Spencer Thiel, Graham Glazner, Joshua Sneewjagt, Emmaline Hankland, Elaina Toll, Justin Parnell, Trista Courson

Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Academic

Serenna Thorsen, Sydney Curtis, Molly Parsons

Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Vocational

Daphne Fuller

Department of Forestry

Sophia Baughman, Serenna Thorsen

Beatrice Gallaspy

Graham Glazner, John McCoun, Kieran King

Chester B. and Jeanne R. Healy Memorial

Daphne Fuller, Sydney Curtis

Hank and Wanona Kliever Memorial

Kayla Reede

Stuart Olson Memorial Culinary

Not awarded this year

Jerry Piering Family

Piper McKenzie

Paul Olliff Memorial Math

Graham Glazner


Piper McKenzie, Nahla Hamilton, Toby Ruston

Helen M. Smith

Molly Parsons, Serenna Thorsen

2023 Grant Recipients

Bambinos, Oregon

$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.

Liberty House

$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.

Sable House

$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.

SMART Reading

$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 Annual Report


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

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

Foundation Giving 2018-2022

Serving the dallas, oregon community since 1996