The Mavs Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Dallas Mavericks Foundation, is once again making a massive donation to nonprofit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For the 2022-23 NBA season, the Mavs Foundation is dedicating more than $1 million to help organizations serving children, women, and families in need.
“We are excited to be able to continue our $1 million investment in the community,” Mavs Foundation President Katie Edwards said in a statement. “Each year brings new and growing needs from across North Texas. We strive to spread our commitment across a variety of programs in order to respond to our changing world and support families who need it most during this time.”
The money will be distributed in the form of grants for special projects and emergency aid. It will support projects from building basketball courts and reading and learning centers to job training, mentoring teens, domestic violence support and ongoing assistance to disaster relief efforts.
2022-23 scholarship recipients
After8toEducateFunds will support the Delivery Centre, which provides access to laundry and shower facilities, personal hygiene items, clothing, meals and a youth-friendly food pantry.
Helping Hand Brother BillThe first public funding will support operations at two locations where BBHH will offer their grocery store model with comprehensive support.
Dallas Bethlehem Center.: Funds from the Mavs Foundation will meet the growing demand for DBC
Dallas Furniture BankThe funds will help DFB fully equip between 140 and 180 households with a sofa, coffee table, dining table with chairs, bed, dresser and nightstand for each family member.
Dallas Social Project PartnersFunding will support addressing racial disparity among disadvantaged minority women through training and implementation of the HER (Restore Empowerment Rehabilitation) programme.
DME from Dallas Inc.DME Dallas collects durable, gentle-use medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, and home hospital beds, refurbishes and sterilizes the equipment, and then distributes it free of charge to residents of Dallas County. The funding will be used to repair and disinfect equipment.
Live with dignity: Dwell with Dignity seeks to end family homelessness by providing families with fully furnished, transformative interior design. Funds will go toward installation materials to carry out community space conversions.
Families to Freedom Inc.Funds to support the “Ride to Safety” program that transports domestic violence victims to emergency shelters throughout North Texas, or directly to the homes of family or friends.
HopeKids: Funding will support our holiday programs, such as the Friends Holiday Thanksgiving Meal, annual Christmas events, and a Toy Market event to provide hope during what may be a difficult time.
House of Shine Inc.Funding will support the addition of a new software component that will give young people a platform to pitch their community solutions to a panel of leaders for scholarship funds.
Jonathan’s placeThe funds will support the children’s basic needs – food, shelter, clothing and mental health counseling with specialized services to help them deal with the multiple traumas they have experienced.
A beacon for the blind.With funding from the Mavs Foundation, 1,071 Brilliant discs and 125 talking watches will be purchased for legally blind youth and adults.
Lone Star Justice AllianceFunds will be used to support the ConnectU2Jobs (CU2J) Project, a Collective Impact, a learning-earn workforce solution that provides access to economic mobility for adults and emerging justice-minded youth
Meals on Wheels Tarrant County Co: The Silver Santa Giving Tree gives gifts to Meals On Wheels customers. Funding from the Mavs Foundation will be used to ensure that all customer desires are met, such as bed sheets, lift chairs and scooters, all of which can improve the customer’s quality of life.
Metroplex missionThe Mavs will be renovating the existing basketball court at their facility in Arlington, which will support their efforts to provide an after-school program/tutoring, vacation assistance and more.
Northside Inter-Community Agency Inc.NICA Winners’ Circle students march to district elementary schools to mentor 95-125 at-risk elementary students who have been selected by school principals. This paid volunteer work allows the 28 students in the program to save money for college or trade school tuition.
One man’s treasureOne Man’s Treasure: One Man’s Treasure provides a customized “fresh start” wardrobe that includes clothes for everyday life but also suitable for job interviews and essential for accepting a job opportunity. The funding will go towards buying and distributing clothes to 2,800 customers.
Planned Parenthood Greater Texas: Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas creates healthier communities by providing comprehensive reproductive and related health care services. The funding will be used to subsidize the cost of health care services for 90 low-income individuals who are uninsured or uninsured.
Rainbow Days Inc.Funding: Funding to help support Dallas-area children, ages 4-13, who are experiencing homelessness, allowing them to receive support through Curriculum-Based Support Groups® (CBSGs®).
Retina Foundation of the SouthwestFunds will support the enrollment of 68 children aged 3-7 years to participate in a novel approach to treating obstruction.
SM Wright FoundationYou will support funds at Dallas Christmas in the Park and buy bikes for the kids in Dallas for the huge Bike Land stand at Fair Park.
Taste ProjectFunds to support Taste Community Restaurant in Fort Worth that uses a pay-what-you-can model and focuses on building community and equitable access to healthy food.
Excellency Texas Music and Arts Conservatory: TSMAC provides students with an opportunity to express themselves through marching band, dance, carousel, and cheerleading. Mavs Foundation scholarship funds will be used for student uniforms, transportation, and event security.
family placeFunding will support Faith & Liberty’s Place at The Family Place and Teen Visitation Room, allowing teens to visit with their noncustodial parent safely and positively in a designated space.
TeamConnor Childhood Cancer FoundationKIDZBINZ provides the essential ingredients for quality healthcare for children by supporting the psycho-emotional needs of the child while alleviating feelings of isolation and loneliness. The money will help them distribute 120 KidzBinz in 2023.
Vickery Mido Foundation for Youth DevelopmentFunding to support a learning lab production studio with high-tech software and equipment for researchers to create content that can educate their peers about getting to college through social media.
Texas Volunteers of America: Mavs funding will turn the living area into a computer room to aid efforts to reintegrate Mothers and Infants Feed Together (MINT)—a program for pregnant federal prisoners who have just given birth.
Women called Muse Alliance and Communion.Women Called Moses: The Women Called Moses Program was created as an underground railroad for domestic violence survivors. The funding will support the 1,000 SAFE NIGHTS program to provide emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Emergency relief fundDisaster relief and other emergency needs
The Mavs has provided more than $9 million in grant funding to nonprofit organizations in North Texas for 26 years. It has also built 54 safe spaces for learning and play, including 31 basketball courts and 23 reading and learning centers designed to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents.