We are proud to support these amazing local charities.
To be considered for funding, a charity must supply shelter, food, clothing and other basic assistance to the hungry and homeless in North Texas. These charities do all of that and more. They offer hope to countless people in need.
Charities apply in June to receive funding from the Dallas Morning News Charities. The applications are reviewed by The Charities’ board of directors, with assistance from the Communities Foundation of Texas. Recipients are selected based on the quality of services provided, geographic and demographic coverage of the area, board and volunteer involvement and sound fiscal management. A balance is maintained between shelters, emergency services and rehabilitative programs, with each agency receiving a board-designated percentage of the contributions. For more information call (214) 346-5546
Allen Community Outreach - Allen Community Outreach helps transform lives by providing essential human and social services in our communities.
Arlington Life Shelter - The Arlington Life Shelter provides shelter and support services to help our neighbors, who are homeless, integrate into society and become self-sufficient, thriving contributors to the community.
Austin Street Center - Austin Street Center is a compassionate, faith-based organization that provides emergency shelter and services to homeless men and women in Dallas. Our therapeutic and case management programs empower those in need to make responsible choices.
Brother Bill's Helping Hand - Brother Bill's Helping Hand brings a legacy of 75 years of service to West Dallas, and hope for a better life to the more than 25,000 people living in the 75212 zip code.
City House - Our vision of success is that every child, youth and young adult develops the skills and confidence he or she needs to succeed in life, especially while coping with difficult relationships and circumstances.
Crossroads Community Services - CCS’s primary goal is to help reduce food insecurity without contributing to obesity for the populations we serve in Dallas County.
Dallas Life - Life happens here. If you are a homeless individual or family, we can help. Dallas LIFE is a path to recovery and self-sufficient living. Dallas LIFE is a promise that there is a way to begin again.
Duncanville Outreach Ministry - Duncanville Outreach was founded in 1988 and serves the 75116 and 75137 zip codes and provides a food pantry for residents in those zip codes that have fallen on hard times.
Family Gateway - Family Gateway is leading the Dallas community to end child homelessness by providing innovative and comprehensive housing, social, and educational services to homeless children and their families.
Frisco Family Services - Frisco Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax deductible organization who has for 20 years helped members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.
Lifeline Shelter for Families, Inc. - Our mission is to reduce homelessness among families of school children in crisis who are enrolled in the Grand Prairie School District by providing emergency assistance, temporary shelter, and life skills training for their parents.
North Texas Food Bank - Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a Dallas nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 250 Partner Agencies in 13 counties.
Our Daily Bread - A professional chef, assisted by volunteers from more than 26 local churches and other organizations, prepares and serves an average of 200 meals a day. Meals served 12:00 noon until 1:15 PM daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
OurCalling - OurCalling is a movement of people reaching out to the poor and the homeless. We aren’t trying to band-aid or enable a destructive lifestyle. We don’t judge, condemn, or require anyone to listen to our message in order to receive help.
Promise House - moves youth in crisis toward safety and success! Our programs cover the needs of teens, including emergency shelter, transitional living, pregnant and parenting teen services, individual, group and family counseling, outreach and educational intervention.
Sharing Life Community Outreach - Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Mesquite and Southeastern Dallas County.
Sharing the Bread Cedar Hill Food Pantry - The Cedar Hill Food Pantry is a community-wide effort to alleviate hunger in our city. We are pledged by our by-laws to provide food and other assistance, without discrimination, to eligible needy families living in the Cedar Hill ISD.
The Bridge - Rather than serve as a Band-Aid for North Texas’ homeless population, The Bridge prides itself on providing our guests with the proper care to succeed once they’ve left our campus.
The Network of Community Ministries, Inc. - responds to human need by giving assistance with the goal of helping individuals achieve long-term independence. Its mission is “caring, coaching and empowering neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.”
The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church - The Stewpot offers a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs as well as opportunities to start a new life.