The DAYL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization in Dallas that has a history of giving back.  Since it became a granting body in 1999, the DAYL Foundation has given over $230,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations that support legal education, legal aid, and other law and justice-related causes. In past years, the DAYL Foundation has relied primarily on contributions from its Fellows to fund its charitable endeavors. Since being named the beneficiary of the DAYL Charity Ball, the DAYL Foundation has been able to give out a record amount of grants, both numerically and monetarily.

The following is a list of last year’s DAYL Foundation grant recipients:

CASA of Collin County
Catholic Charities of Dallas
Child Protection Connection f.k.a. Texas Lawyers for Children
Children At Risk
Creekview High School Law Academy
Dallas CASA
Dallas Mexican American Historical League
Girls Embracing Mothers, Inc. ("GEM")
Housing Crisis Center
Inspire School Programs
International Rescue Committee
Jane's Due Process
Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
Legacy Family Court Foundation
Mata Montessoria PTA
Metroplex Military Charitable Trust (MMCT)
Mosaic Family Services
Texas Appleseed
The Family Place
Unlocking DOORS Texas Reentry Network (dba DOORS)
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Young Women's Preparatory Network
Youth 180, Inc.


In 2008, the DAYL Foundation began supporting local law students who have shown a commitment to public service by awarding them with a partial scholarship to help with law school expenses. Though the Alexander Bolton Law Student Scholarship Program, the DAYL Foundation awards one scholarship to a student from SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas A&M School of Law and, beginning in 2015, University of North Texas Dallas College of Law.

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