The Baron and Blue Foundation In the News- January 2014

January 10, 2013

Lisa Blue Baron and the Baron and Blue Foundation grant over $450,000 to 19 Dallas County charities

[Dallas, Texas] Together with friends and supporters, Lisa Blue Baron and the Baron and Blue Foundation recently awarded over $450,000 to 19 Dallas County non-profit organizations whose missions are to support the homeless and most vulnerable in our community.

Lisa Blue Baron

Lisa Blue Baron, President of the Baron and Blue Foundation, and her daughters, Alessandra, Caroline and Nathalie, deliver a grant to William Holston of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas in support of their transitional housing pilot program for immigrant survivors of human rights abuses.

Grants totaling $188,500 were distributed to the following agencies who provide transitional/permanent supportive housing or homeless support services to men, women and families:

  • AIDS Services of Dallas
  • Dallas Furniture Bank
  • Dwell with Dignity*
  • Family Gateway, Inc.
  • Frazier Revitalization, Inc.
  • Homeless Education Program- DISD
  • Hopeful Solutions*
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
  • Legacy Counseling Center
  • Nexus Recovery Center
  • Shared Housing Center, Inc.
  • Soul’s Harbor Homeless Shelter*
  • SoupMobile, Inc.
  • St. Philips School and Community Center
  • The Family Place
  • Under 1 Roof
  • Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas*

Four of these agencies are first-time grant recipients from the Foundation: Dwell with Dignity; Hopeful Solutions; Soul’s Harbor Homeless Shelter; and Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas. These outstanding service agencies were selected for their demonstrated results, financial efficiency, proven and potential impact to the Dallas community.

“I cannot imagine a greater gift than to be in a position to provide financial help and support to the children, single mothers, men and families in our Dallas community who are most in need ” said Lisa Blue Baron who co-founded the Baron and Blue Foundation over 10 years ago with her late husband, Fred Baron.

In addition to these bi-annual Foundation grant distributions, Lisa Blue Baron selected Vogel Alcove as the beneficiary of her annual holiday party that took place last month on December 7.  Ms. Blue Baron announced early last fall that the Baron and Blue Foundation would match every donation dollar-for-dollar donated by her guests to support homeless children in the community. Together, Ms. Blue Baron and her guests raised an additional $280,000 in support of Vogel Alcove’s City Park Project. The three-story renovated facility in the former City Park Elementary School location will allow Vogel Alcove to expand its capacity by 65% in order to provide essential services for nearly 200 homeless children from local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, and transitional housing programs.

Long-time Board Member and highly respected Dallas defense attorney, Robert Greenberg, has also retired from the Foundation Board. The Foundation’s former Executive Director, Beth Taylor, has joined the Foundation Board in his place.

Application deadlines for upcoming Baron and Blue Foundation funding cycles are April 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014.  More details as well as qualification requirements are available on the Baron and Blue Foundation Website

Lisa Blue Baron and Daughters

Lisa Blue Baron’s daughters, Alessandra, Caroline and Nathalie, gift-wrap a check for $15,000 from the Baron and Blue Foundation to the Shared Housing Center in Dallas to support their Transitional Housing Group Residence program for homeless women.

The Baron and Blue Foundation strives to enhance the function of non-profit organizations in the Dallas Community by assisting to maintain existing programs and further opportunities for grassroots organizations focusing on emergency needs and housing services for the homelessness. Grants are awarded twice-yearly to qualified non-profits. For more information please contact Lara Ashmore at or 214-800-2828.

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