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Stand Together and Deion Sanders announce 12 $25,000 grants to area nonprofits

12 Dallas-based nonprofits have been given a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate and apply new ideas to create a greater impact in the Dallas community. National nonprofit Stand Together announced the participating Dallas nonprofits on its website.

Stand Together, together with former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders and funding from billionaire and Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch, formed the Prime 5 Catalyst Program Cohort to combat poverty on both the national and local levels. The program focuses on debt, chronic unemployment, educational failure, family breakdown, and addition & trauma. The 12 nonprofits chosen to participate in the four-month program have services focused on these causes.

The participating nonprofits are:

The Prime 5 Catalyst Program Cohort begins in February. The program will provide opportunities for Catalysts to apply proven business principles to their organizations, learn from one another, and collaborate to make a greater impact in the Dallas community.

*Photo of the program participants from the Stand Together Facebook page


We believe some of the most important work being done in America today is the result of individuals and organizations solving problems in their communities. Faith-based organizations, volunteer groups, businesses, and community leaders are breaking through barriers to help others break the cycle of poverty, improve their lives, and make the world a better place.

Stand Together identifies, supports, and celebrates these catalysts for social change. We provide training and resources to help them build operational capacity. We establish clear performance expectations, and we encourage these catalysts to think like entrepreneurs in order to promote acceleration, scalability, and risk-taking.

Our mission is to unleash the power of community to solve our country’s toughest problems and help people improve their lives.

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