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25 Dallas nonprofits to receive $20,000 grants to provide winter storm relief

The $500,000 is from the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund, which has received more than $1 million in donations since last week.

Beds are lined up at Austin Street Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Dallas. Mayor Eric Johnson on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, announced that this was one of 25 charities that will receive a $20,000 grant from the Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund.
Beds are lined up at Austin Street Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Dallas. Mayor Eric Johnson on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, announced that this was one of 25 charities that will receive a $20,000 grant from the Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund.(Smiley N. Pool / Staff Photographer)

More than two dozen Dallas nonprofits will each receive $20,000 grants to help residents recover from last week’s winter storm and widespread power outages, Mayor Eric Johnson announced Thursday.

The $500,000 in grants is from the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund, which was established in 2005 to provide aid for people impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The fund, which is managed by The Dallas Foundation, was reactivated last week and received $1.1 million in donations from members of the Dallas Mavericks organization, including owner Mark Cuban and players Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Kroger and the Greater Dallas Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that they were also donating to the relief fund.

The 25 nonprofits receiving the first round of grants are:

CORRECTION, 3:28 p.m., Feb. 25, 2021: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the amount of money donated by the Dallas Mavericks to the relief fund.

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Everton Bailey Jr.. Everton covers Dallas city government. He joined The Dallas Morning News in November 2020 after previously working for The Oregonian and The Associated Press in Hartford, Conn.

everton.bailey@dallasnews.com @EvertonBailey
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