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Jones Family Foundation
For the past 26 years, Jerry Jones and his family have owned and operated the Dallas Cowboys with a management style that places just as much emphasis on community leadership as it does on the goal of winning the Super Bowl. With the Cowboys organization having enjoyed immense and unprecedented success, the Jones family feels a very strong obligation to take the visibility, energy and celebrity of the world’s most powerful sports franchise and channel those dynamic forces toward the bigger purpose of making a difference. Recognized as one of the world’s most generous families, the Joneses enlist the talents, skills and resources of all of the Cowboys players, coaches, cheerleaders and every member of the organization to provide a unique and cutting edge approach to community outreach.
“Any personal contact with an individual member of our organization can provide help for hundreds of people in need,” says Jones. “The star on the helmet can move mountains.”
THE MISSION. In the area of community service, our organization’s mission is built upon an overall philosophy of helping those who don’t have the strength, the resources or the means to help themselves, with a primary focus on our partnership with The Salvation Army.
Arlington Youth Foundation
As part of their commitment to the City of Arlington, Texas - home of AT&T Stadium - the Jones family has pledged to donate $16.5 million to organizations supporting Arlington youth over 33 years through the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of youth of the City of Arlington by funding programs and facilities dedicated to football and athletics, health and wellness, education and the arts through matching grants.
Most recently, the Arlington Youth Foundation gave a $50,000 grant to support the AISD Back to School Kickoff – an event held at AT&T Stadium in August 2015, which saw 10,000 students and their families getting the supplies and resources they needed to get ready to go back to school.
Also in one of its more recent contributions to the Arlington community, the Arlington Youth Foundation donated $1 million, in concurrence with a $1 million donation from the NFL, to support the build of what is now the Gene and Jerry Jones Family North Texas Youth Education Town (“the YET”) at The Salvation Army in Arlington. The YET provides educational, athletic and arts programs, and many other services, including after-school and summer care, to Arlington youth and their families.
The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of youth of the City of Arlington by funding programs and facilities dedicated to football and athletics, health and wellness, education and the arts through matching grants.
The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation awards project and general support grants to recognized IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that focus their efforts on youth of the City of Arlington. These nonprofit organizations must demonstrate the ability to secure current and future funds matching the awarded grant.
The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation awards funding based on alignment with the foundation’s mission, as well as ability to achieve a long-term, high level of impact. The foundation’s board of directors seek to fund projects that are sustainable and maximize their reach of youth of the City of Arlington.
Before completing and submitting an application to the Arlington Youth Foundation’s Board of Directors, please ensure you answer "yes" to the following:
Does your request fall within the categories of football and athletics, health and wellness, education or the arts?
Does your request apply strictly to youth in the City of Arlington?
Does the project or program for which you are requesting funds impact a significant number of Arlington youth or make a long-term, sustainable impact on the community?
Have you secured a match in the amount of the grant you are requesting?
Can you provide all items requested in teh below Grant Applicaton Form?
Jason Witten, #82 Tight End
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Travis Frederick, #72 Center
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Sean Lee, #50 Linebacker
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