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Grant History

The Civic League’s first fundraiser was a Benefit Ball which took place in the spring of 1964. The Civic League presented their first grant to The City of Farmers Branch for $600 as a result of this event. This money was used to install a sprinkler system in the football field at Don Showman Park.

The second Ball in 1965 netted $1,000.  Those proceeds were presented to Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD to purchase new string instruments for the school district's music department. The annual benefit balls continued and broadened participation to nearby cities of Carrollton and Addison, TX. The ball expanded to include other fundraising events such as an Auction and the Bake Sale, a patron favorite. As community needs have grown so has the organization.  The Civic League relies on individual and corporate donations througout the community.  The Civic League strives to give back $100,000 to the community every year.


Major grants are distributed annually according to the success of the fundraisers.  Grants are also awarded in a timely manner to those organizations whose needs are immediate.


The impact of The Civic League Grants can be found across the Metrocrest Area:


  • Senior Adult Services

  • Children’s Advocacy Center

  • The Firehouse Theatre

  • Metrocrest Social Services

  • Woven Health Clinic

  • The Family Place

  • Camp Summit

  • CFBISD Educational Foundation

  • CFBISD Retired School Personnel


The list goes on.  Over the years, there’s hardly an area in the community that has not benefited from The Civic League’s concern and commitment.

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