To commemorate the start of the season and to continue the long history of community support, the Dallas Mavericks announced today that the Mavs Foundation will allocate over $1 million to empower local children, women and families in need during the 2021-2022 season. The funding will include grants, special projects and emergency aid – from building basketball courts and reading and learning centers, to meal delivery for homebound seniors, to healthcare for uninsured children, and continued support for those struggling during the pandemic.

“We are thrilled to announce our commitment of $1 million for the first time ever,” said Mavs Foundation President Katie Edwards. “The need is greater than ever across the North Texas community and we are grateful for the opportunity to support local nonprofits doing such critical work.”


Girls Inc. Metro Dallas Mobile Program Pop Up Unit
Dallas 24 Hour Club Women’s Program for women in drug and alcohol recovery
Jonathan’s Place RESET – Restoring and Educating Survivors to Empowerment and Transformation for sex trafficking victims
Gill Children’s Services Last Resort Financial Assistance for medical/dental care & other basic needs
Mommies in Need Annie’s Place no-cost drop-in childcare center at Parkland Hospital
PediPlace Healthcare for Uninsured Children
After8ToEducate Homeless youth Drop In Center for laundry, showers, clothing, food pantry and other support
Foster Kids Charity 6 Bunk Temporary Emergency Home for Foster Children
House of Eli Helping Homeless and Previously Incarcerated Youth Become Self Sufficient
Meals on Wheels Collin County Meal Delivery Homebound Seniors
Viola’s House Viola’s House Teen Maternity Program
Alliance for Children Christmas Connection Holiday Gifts
Kids-U Summer program field trips
SM Wright Foundation Christmas in the Park
The TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation KidzBinz Activity Box Program for kids with cancer at Cook Children’s and Children’s Health
Christ Haven for Children Christ’s Haven for Children Sensory Room Project
Union Gospel Mission Mini Bus for Children at the Center of Hope Homeless Shelter
Association for Independent Living Outdoor Court for young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Habitat for Humanity Outdoor Court/Playground at Cotton Groves multi-home Habitat community
For Oak Cliff Basketball Court
Frazier Revitalization Basketball Court
Behind Every Door: Cedar Crest Basketball Court
Volunteers of America Tech Center
Dallas Leadership Foundation Tech Center
Emergency Grant Fund Disaster Relief, COVID Relief and other Emergency Grants


ABOUT THE MAVS FOUNDATION: Over the past 25 years, the Mavs Foundation has provided grant funding totaling more than $8 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need. In addition to grants, the Mavs Foundation has built 50 safe Learn & Play spaces throughout the North Texas community, including 29 basketball courts and 21 Reading & Learning Centers. These spaces are designed to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents, as well as expand learning opportunities and access to technology to support youth education programs, teen and adults job-skill training and other critical programs. Learn more at

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