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File #: 21-464    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: Office of Arts and Culture
On agenda: 4/28/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorize the (1) acceptance of a grant from the Summerlee Foundation Care of Communities Foundation of Texas in the amount of $50,000.00 for the restoration of the Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House for the period April 28, 2021 through April 27, 2022; (2) receipt and deposit of funds in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 in the Juanita Craft Summerlee Foundation Grant Fund; (3) establishment of appropriations in amount not to exceed $50,000.00 in the Juanita Craft Summerlee Foundation Grant Fund; and (4) execution of the grant agreement with the Summerlee Foundation and all terms, conditions, and documents required by the agreement - Not to exceed $50,000.00 - Financing: Summerlee Foundation Care of Communities Foundation of Texas Grant Funds
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Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Quality of Life
AGENDA DATE: April 28, 2021
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):|910|DEPARTMENT: Office of Arts and Culture
EXECUTIVE: Joey Zapata
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Authorize the (1) acceptance of a grant from the Summerlee Foundation Care of Communities Foundation of Texas in the amount of $50,000.00 for the restoration of the Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House for the period April 28, 2021 through April 27, 2022; (2) receipt and deposit of funds in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 in the Juanita Craft Summerlee Foundation Grant Fund; (3) establishment of appropriations in amount not to exceed $50,000.00 in the Juanita Craft Summerlee Foundation Grant Fund; and (4) execution of the grant agreement with the Summerlee Foundation and all terms, conditions, and documents required by the agreement - Not to exceed $50,000.00 - Financing: Summerlee Foundation Care of Communities Foundation of Texas Grant Funds

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BACKGROUND

The Office of Arts & Culture (OAC) plans to re-open the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House and Memorial Garden (Craft House) for use as a public historic site open to the public on a regular basis. It will be the only publicly-accessible house museum to honor Mrs. Craft, a grass-roots community organizer who had a profound influence on her community, and the country as a whole.

The Junior League of Dallas (JLD) established a partnership with OAC to restore the Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House & Museum as their Centennial Anniversary project. This partnership has also led way to the creation of a donor fund entitled "OAC Juanita Craft House and Garden Fund of Community Foundation of Texas" through which private donors, including foundations, can provide funding to the City of Dallas. The JLD Centennial Committee has worked with OAC staff to write and submit grant applications in order to raise funds for the Craft House.

The Summerlee Foundation grant is the se...

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