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Welcome to the DEF!

Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) is a community based foundation created to enhance and supplement the educational opportunities and needs of students and staff in the Dallas School District. In 2002, the Dallas Education Fund (DEF) began with an anonymous donation. Over the years, the foundation has received donations and grants from local businesses, community members, school district employees, school district retirees and local community groups. In 2007, the Dragon Run was organized and the Dallas Education Foundation was designated as it's sole beneficiary. In 2012, after receiving non-profit 501c3 status from the IRS, the Dallas Education Foundation was established. Our board is comprised of community members who volunteer their time and who are dedicated to the education of Dallas and it's sutdents.

RAISED $2,700!
Thank you to all who sponsored and participated in our event.
Our Sponsors:
  • Jana Fogg-Windermere Western View Properties

  • Natalie Beck-John L Scott Real Estate

  • Locke Engineers

  • Gallant Protective Coatings

  • Capital Auto West Valley

  • Mitch Ratzlaff State Farm

  • JGC Wealth Management

  • North Dallas

  • Woolsey Family Dental

  • Dominos

  • OrePac

  • Open Road

  • Washington Street

  • Michelle Johnstone

  • Dallas School District

  • Service Graphics

  • Williamson & Aebi

  • Lane & Francine Shetterly

  • Judy Luther

  • Home Comfort

  • Avenue Mortgage 

2018 Dragon Run 5K Raises Over $8,000

The 2018 Dragon Run 5K and all its participants helped to raise over $8,000 to help local education. $2,000 went directly to Dallas School District P.E. programs. Thank you Dallas for supporting our kids, their education and health. If you would like to support the Dallas Education Foundation please visit our donation page.

2017 Fall Grants

We our thrilled to announce our 2017 Fall Grants. New for 2017, we increased our grant maximum from $500 to $1,000. We are able to fund 12 grants this year for a total of $9,003. $ 4,000 of this is grant money from the Dallas Community Foundation.

Thank you to all who sponsored and  participated in our event.
Our Sponsors:
  • Pressed
  • Williamson & Aebi
  • The Glass House
  • Dutch Bros
  • Lane & Francine Shetterly
  • Mid-Valley Ford
  • Windermere Western View Properties
  • Locke Engineers
  • Wall Insurance
  • North Dallas Bar & Grill
  • LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt
  • Dallas School District
  • Natalie Beck, Realtor
  • Illahe
  • Woolsey Family Dental
  • Dominos
  • State Farm, Mitch Ratzlaff
  • Capitol Auto Group
2016 Fall Grants!

Here is a list of the grants we awarded for 2016.  We were able to fund 17 grants in total 6,509.19, $3,000 of this grant money is from the Dallas Community Foundation.  We received 30 applications (requesting 13,005.91), we fully funded 11 and partially funded 6 grants. If you would like to join the Dallas Education Foundation in supporting children's education in Dallas please visit our support page.

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Great News!

We recently were granted status as a participating non-profit in the Oregon Cultural Trust.  The Oregon Cultural Trust is our state’s thank you gift for your generous support of Dallas Education Foundation.  Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits, including ours, then make a matching donation to the Trust, can receive a 100% state tax credit on the Cultural Trust donation, up to $500 per individual, $1,000 per household and $2,500 per Class-C Corporation. 

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