Mavs Foundation

Mavs Foundation

The 2019-2020 Mavs Foundation Grants sign up is now closed.

The Dallas Mavericks Foundation (The Mavs Foundation) is dedicated to building a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families who need us most through financial support, advocacy and service. Each year the Mavs Foundation provides thousands of dollars in grants, basketball courts, reading and learning centers, and special projects to organizations throughout North Texas.

2019-2020 Mavs Foundation Grants

$25,000 Grant
Each year, the Board of Trustees selects organizations for $25,000 grants to support programming costs for organizations that assist children, women, and families in need.

Special Project Grant
On occasion the Board of Trustees will approve grants (up to $10,000) for special projects such as holiday programs, transportation, and/or miscellaneous short-term projects with well-defined funding needs.

Basketball Court Refurbishment Grant
Each season, the Mavs Foundation refurbishes basketball courts at local nonprofits or community organizations to encourage healthy living and provide safe places for children and residents in the community. This is an in-kind project to refurbish or replace an existing court or gym in need of repair. All work for court projects is completed by Mavs Foundation staff, volunteers, and partners.

Reading and Learning Center Grants
Mavs Foundation Reading & Learning Centers are designed to expand learning opportunities for reading and education programs, as well as provide Computer Labs with access to technology to assist teens and adults with job-skill training and other valuable tools.This is an in-kind project to refurbish or replace an space in need of repair and updates. All work for reading and learning center projects is completed by Mavs Foundation staff, volunteers, and partners.

In order to receive funding from the Mavs Foundation, organizations must:

  • Qualify as a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity, with 501(c)3 status that has been active for at least two years
  • Operate programs within 75 miles of American Airlines Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Provide programming that benefits children, women or families in North Texas
  • Use the funding within the designated grant year (October 2019 – September 2020)

Grants will NOT be made to:

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

Letter of Inquiry application due June 30, 2019 at 5:00pm
LOIs will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees with finalist selections made and notified via email by August 1st, 2019. Finalists will be required to complete full application, including full budget and program details, by August 23rd, 2019.
Final application proposals will be reviewed at the annual board meeting in October, with grant notifications in November.
There is one grant cycle annually.
Due to the overwhelming number of grant applications received, selected grant recipients will be notified via e-mail/phone. All other grant applicants will receive notification via email following the selected recipients’ notification. Please do not call for status notification.

Mavs Foundation
1333 N. Stemmons Fwy. #105
Dallas, TX 75207
214.747.6287 Phone