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.


Grant applications are NOW AVAILABLE. Be sure to complete Part 1 (online) and Part 2 (hard copy) of the application process in order to be eligible for consideration.


PART 1: Online Grant Applications were due by June 1, 2016 and Part 1 is now closed. If you completed the online grant application, you may proceed to Part 2 below.

PART 2: Download, complete and return the full application with supplemental documents by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2016.

Download the 2016-2017 Grant Applications below:

2016-2017 Grants ($25,000): Word version | .pdf version

Each year, the Board of Trustees selects 4-6 organizations for $25,000 grants to support program costs for programs that assist children, women and families in need.

Basketball Court Refurbishment Project: Word version | .pdf version

Each season, the Mavs Foundation refurbishes a basketball court at a local nonprofit or community organization to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents in the community. Learn more.

Reading & Learning Center Project: Word version | .pdf version

Each season, the Mavs Foundation creates a new Reading & Learning Center at a local nonprofit in need of a new education/reading room or computer lab in order to expand learning opportunities and provide access to technology for children, teens and adults.

Learn more.

Special Projects (up to $10,000): Word version | .pdf version

On occasion, the board of directors will approve grants for special projects such as holiday programs, transportation and/or miscellaneous short-term projects with well-defined funding needs up to $10,000.


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

  • Qualify as a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity
  • Operate programs within 75 miles of American Airlines Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Provide programming that benefits women, children or families in North Texas
  • Use the funding within the designated grant year (Oct. 2016 – Sep. 2017)


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
  • Political campaigns or fundraising events, including the purchase of tables, tickets or advertisements

The Mavs Foundation does not commit funds for multi-year grants, endowment campaigns, administrative costs, advertising or fundraising drives, intermediary funding agencies and/or research. If an organization is awarded a grant for two consecutive years, that organization will be ineligible for an award the following year.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees and selections made at the annual board meeting in October and 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 mail. Please do not call for status notification.

Mavs Foundation

2909 Taylor Street

Dallas, Texas 75226

214.747.6287 Phone