Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Dallas.

Several organizations and nonprofits with East Dallas ties have received grants recently.

The Moody Fund for the Arts awarded $450,000 in grants this year to 52 small arts organizations; this brings the total to $1,530,000 given to 79 organizations since 2018.

Funds are distributed to organizations within the following categories: general program and operating cost support; new works, commissions and unique presentations; capacity building; community focus performances/artist-in-residency programs; and cultural equity and new initiatives.

“We set out to create a unique endowment that would support the growing, diverse and vibrants small arts community in Dallas,” Francie Moody-Dahlberg, the executive director and chairman of the Moody Foundation, says in a news release.

Arts Mission Oak Cliff, which was founded by Lakewood residents, and Deep Vellum Publishing each received grants from the Moody Fund for the Arts this year.

The Dallas Foundation also announced $1.5 million in grants to 54 organizations, awarded from Field of Interest Funds, which align with a donor’s interest in a specific cause.

“Field of Interest Fund Grants allow The Dallas Foundation to make a significant impact across a significant number of Dallas-area nonprofits,” Matthew Randazzo, the president and CEO of The Dallas Foundation, says in a news release.

Juliette Fowler Communities and Shakespeare Dallas were two of this year’s recipients.