Grants & Special Projects

Dallas Mavericks Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 30, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Oklahoma: Bryan County, Love County, Counties in Texas: Bosque County, Collin County, Cooke County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Oklahoma: Bryan County, Love County, Counties in Texas: Bosque County, Collin County, Cooke County Expand all

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Dallas Mavericks Foundation Grant

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.

Grants & Special Projects

Grants ($25,000): 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: 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.

Reading & Learning Center Project: 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.

Special Projects (up to $10,000): 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.

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  • 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 – September)


  • Grants will Not be made to:
    • Individuals 
    • Churches
    • Public, Private or Charter Schools
    • National organizations that do not have local, 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.

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