The Dallas Mavericks announced this week that the Mavs Foundation is granting $150,000 in emergency funding to nonprofits supporting those impacted by dangerous heat and the rising cost of living for working families.
The funds will go towards supporting programs to donate air conditioning units and cooling centers, organizations providing rent and utilities assistance, and grants to support individuals with transportation to travel to work, according to a press release from the team.
The funds are allocated from the Mavs Foundation’s Emergency Grant Fund for disaster relief, economic and pandemic relief, and other emergency grants.
The nonprofits receiving the emergency grants are listed below:
- The Senior Source
- Dallas Southern Links
- North Dallas Shared Ministries
- Housing Crisis Center
- Irving Cares
- The Chocolate Mint Foundation
- The Concilio
- Metrocrest Services
- Sharing Life Inc.
- Under 1 Roof
“The Mavs Foundation’s Emergency Fund was created in order to quickly respond to the ever-evolving needs of our communities,” said Katie Edwards, President of the Mavs Foundation. “We know this summer has been challenging for many individuals and we hope to address the danger of this Texas heat, as well as help those impacted by high gas and utilities costs to be sure they can continue to provide for their families.”
In March, the Mavericks and the Mavs Foundation unveiled a renovated gym at the For Oak Cliff Community Campus, where the former Moorland YMCA was located. Updates to the gym included a new basketball court with improved goals and repainted walls.
In February, the Mavericks and the Mavs Foundation unveiled a new computer room at the For Oak Cliff Community Campus.
Since the foundation was established in 1996, it has provided more than $8 million to nonprofit organizations serving women, children, and families in need. In addition to grants, the Mavs Foundation has built 54 safe Learn & Play spaces throughout the North Texas community, including 31 basketball courts and 23 Reading & Learning Centers.