What is Dallas TRHT?
Dallas is one of 14 places throughout the country receiving grant support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to implement a local Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort across the city, which will be customized for Dallas with input and leadership from the local community.
Dallas TRHT will be broadly inclusive, nonpartisan and collaborative in nature, and will constantly add to the collection of people and organizations interested in contributing to improving Dallas for all of its residents, no matter what their race or background. Click here to get involved.
To meet the Kellogg Foundation’s grant matching requirements, Dallas TRHT will need to raise an additional $1+ million in local funding. To date, Communities Foundation of Texas, Embrey Family Foundation, Lyda Hill Foundation and United Way of Dallas have provided initial contributions towards that goal. More contributions are needed. Click here to help fund Dallas TRHT.
“The Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation framework, provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, gives us the opportunity to speak the same language on a local and national level. As we push forward through the process of achieving racial equity, let us first honor the heavy lifting that has been done by so many, for so long, here in Dallas. The time is at hand for all of us to acknowledge our collective pain, challenge our perceptions about race and race relations, promote authentic relationship building and establish equitable policies that serve and benefit all, and not just a few. For our city to thrive, this is the transformation we all must seek.” -- Joli Robinson, co-chair of the Dallas TRHT work group and manager in the Dallas Police Department Office of Community Affairs
"Historically, race has affected the quality of living in Dallas for everyone. In terms of housing, education, health, business development, arts and culture, racial divisions have created barriers for many, and privileges for others. I’m proud to be part of Dallas TRHT to strategize ways to work with members of the community to truly transform our city." -- David Lozano, co-chair of the Dallas TRHT work group and executive artistic director of Cara Mía Theatre
“We are proud to partner with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in this transformational work. We invite the nonprofit partners engaged in Dallas Faces Race since 2013 to invest more deeply and honestly than we have before. And we challenge all of Dallas to do the same in order to bring real healing to our city.” -- Lauren Embrey, president, Embrey Family Foundation