United Way grant to help fund Dallas Innovation Alliance

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The Dallas Innovation Alliance is receiving a $205,000 social innovation grant from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. DART is a founding member of the DIA.

The funds will be used to support the DIA’s operations in 2016, as well as project management, community engagement, outreach initiatives and research. This is the first investment of its kind made by the local United Way.

Dallas Innovation Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of stakeholders from the City of Dallas, corporations, civic and nongovernmental organizations, academia and private individuals who are invested in Dallas’ continued evolution as a forward‐thinking, innovative, ‘smart’ global city.

Jennifer Sanders, executive director of the Dallas Innovation Alliance, said that the grant showcases the United Way’s approach to partnering with promising social ventures focused on addressing challenges facing education, financial stability and health to meet social needs and strengthen the community.

Read the article on the Dallas Innovates website.

Read the Dallas Innovation Alliance’s news release.

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