The organizations were selected based on certain priorities for the city.

Patricia Vega works with her daughter Elizabeth Diaz, 3, on educational activities to help her understand colors at the Bachman Lake Together Family Center in Dallas.


By Juan Jaramillo

3:06 PM on Aug 6,2020


The Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund has awarded $25,000 in grants to 11 nonprofits, including Bachman Lake Together, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, and Interfaith Family Services.

According to a statement from the Mayor’s Office, the funds were awarded based on six priorities identified by Mayor Eric Johnson:

  • Public safety and domestic violence services
  • Workforce development and childcare for working families
  • Relief for small businesses and needy residents
  • Access to education and equity
  • Assistance to families suffering from food insecurity

“These 11 organizations are providing services that are sorely needed so that Dallas families can recover and rebuild after this devastating pandemic,” said Johnson.

The Dallas Foundation manages the fund, which is financed through donations including Goldman Sachs, which gave $110,000.

The money in the fund can only be used if the federal government declares Dallas a disaster area, the statement said.  The state received this designation due to the pandemic on March 25.

The other organizations that received this grant are: Crossroads Community Services, Sharing Life Community Outreach, Educational First Steps, Family Gateway, For Oak Cliff, Mosaic Family Services, Paul Quinn College, and Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation.