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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Celanese Foundation launch new impact grant for south Dallas

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Irving-based tech company Celanese has announced a partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to launch a new $100,000 Century Grant that will impact southern Dallas.

In commemoration of the company’s 100th anniversary, Celanese will celebrate its centennial anniversary by promoting volunteerism as well as giving grants in the Americas, Europe and Asia regions where it operates more than 50 manufacturing facilities, commercial offices and technology innovation centers. Combined with the Dallas-area $100,000 grant, Celanese anticipates granting approximately $400,000 in these communities globally.

Celanese Foundation, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (“UWMD”), will launch the “Celanese Century Southern Dallas Impact Grant” to support efforts within the Grow South Grow Strong program.

“The Grow South Grow Strong program provides children and families in the Roosevelt High School feeder pattern with targeted programming in the three City Year Dallas ISD schools, serving 1,700 students and their families,” said Susan Hoff, Chief Strategy, Impact and Operations Officer, UWMD, in a release. “Grow South Grow Strong aims to support students and families and engage the community and corporations through targeted programs to address the community’s biggest opportunities and challenges.”

The purpose of the grant is to identify and engage community partners to address a critical need that supports and advances the work of Primary Education, Thriving Families or Safe Places. We seek innovative solutions that support Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Grow South effort to revitalize the southern sector of Dallas and the potential of students and families of the community.

UWMD has released an RFP for the grant, which can be found here. The stewardship and proposal short-form application is due Friday, Aug. 10.

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