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.
- Dallas LIFE – $25,000
- Essilor Vision Foundation – $25,000
- Ronald McDonald House of Dallas – $25,000
- The Warren Center – $25,000
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth – Reading & Learning Center
- Youth World Dallas Learning Center – Court Refurbishment
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).
Grants will not be made to:
- Public, Private or Charter Schools
- National organizations that do not have locally, financially independent chapters
Grants will not be made for:
- Medical research
- 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
Jingle Bell Run Check Presentation
On Tuesday, February 24th the Dallas Mavericks celebrated a successful Jingle Bell Run by donating $92,975 to Trinity Strand Trail and the Mavs Foundation. The Jingle Bell Run, an annual family-friendly and festive event, is hosted by The Hilton Anatole with races through the Dallas Design District, live music and Sparkle Christmas festivities.
Thanks to our presenting sponsor Generational Equity, Inc. as well as race participants, partners and sponsors for your support! Proceeds benefit Trinity Strand Trail and the work of the Mavs Foundation to build a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families who need us most.