It has been a week of tremendous blessing for Bonton Farms, BridgeBuilders' urban farm initiative. Awards and grants continue to be given, greatly impacting the future of the farm. -The United Way of Dallas awarded Bonton Farms as one of their Ground Floor Fellows, receiving a grant of $97,500. The grant is given to multiple intrapreneurs, which "creatively invent solutions to achieve lasting community impact in the areas of education, financial stability and health."
To read the United Way's full release on the award, click here.
-On the same day Bonton Farms was awarded the Ground Floor grant, they were also honored to receive the 2016 Pegasus Prize from The Dallas Foundation. This was the inaugural Pegasus Prize, which will be "given annually to one organization working to address the community’s needs in innovative ways." Click here to read The Dallas Foundation's article on the award.
In addition, our good friend Nanette Light from the Dallas Morning News did a great write-up on the award, check it out by clicking here.
The Pegasus Project award will go toward the building of a community center on the Bonton Farms site. For more information on the market and community center project, click here.
-Our friends at the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently honored Bonton Farms with their Community Honors Award in recognition of their service to the community. The AIA has also provided pro bono the site plan designs for the previously mentioned community center and market to be built at Bonton Farms.