Dallas Mavericks Foundation

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MISSION: The Dallas Mavericks Foundation is dedicated to using our unique platform to build a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families who need us most through financial support, advocacy and service.

ABOUT US: The Dallas Mavericks possess a strong sense of social responsibility, acknowledging that a community is only as strong as its weakest link. Established in October 1996, the Mavs Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private charity, and although it is affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team, it is incorporated as a separate business entity.

Because of the high-profile nature of the sport of basketball and its athletes, the Mavs Foundation has the opportunity to assist local projects and programs to increase the impact and availability of community resources. The Mavs Foundation supports the programs and organizations in the Metroplex which address the community’s most pressing problems involving women, children and families in need.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF MAVS FOUNDATION PAST GRANTS AND PROJECTS.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LIST COMING SOON
The deadline to submit an application for a grant is June 30th of each year.

Regrettably, the Mavs Foundation receives many more requests for support than it can possibly fund, and some requests are therefore declined even though they may meet Foundation requirements. All applicants will receive a response to their grant request after the board meets (either late September or early October).

RESTRICTIONS:
Grants will not be made to:

  • Individuals
  • Churches
  • Public, Private or Charter Schools
  • National organizations that do not have locally, financially independent chapters

Grants will not be made for:

  • Salaries
  • Medical research
  • Travel
  • Operational phases of established programs
  • Political campaigns or fundraising events, including the purchase of tables, tickets or advertisements

The Mavs Foundation does not commit funds for continued support of long-term programs lasting more than one year, endowment campaigns, administrative costs, advertising or fundraising drives, intermediary funding agencies and/or research.

The Mavs Foundation does not fund multi-year grants.

If an organization is awarded a grant for two consecutive years, that organization will be ineligible for an award for one year.

CLICK HERE FOR THE DALLAS MAVERICKS FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Mavs Foundation Grants – Each grant cycle, the Dallas Mavericks Foundation Board Members will select grant recipients to receive $25,000 from the Mavs Foundation for programming.


Mavs Court Refurbishment Project – The Mavs Foundation refurbishes a basketball court each season at a local non-profit that is in need of a new court and basketball goals to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents in the community.


Mavs Reading & Learning Center Project – Each season, the Mavs Foundation creates a new Reading & Learning Center at a local non-profit that is in need of a new computer lab or technology room to provide resources for homework help, job skills training and educational programs.


Mavs Foundation Special Holiday Grant – The Mavs Foundation Board Members will select an organization to receive $10,000 from the Mavs Foundation to help with the costs of purchasing gifts or food, etc. for children during the holidays (this grant will be for holiday projects only).