2020 Next Generation Fund Grantees

Breck School

Breck School’s mission is to prepare each student for a college whose culture is compatible with the individual’s needs, interests and abilities; help develop each student’s unique talents and potential to excel by nurturing independence and self-worth; and instill in each student a deep sense of social responsibility.

Destiny Arts Center

Founded by Black and Queer dance and martial artists in 1988, Destiny uses movement-based arts to uplift youth voice, supporting pathways for young people to express themselves, advocate for justice and equity, fight against the systemic racism that continues to impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and build a community where everyone feels seen, valued and free.

Enriching Lives through Music (ELM)

ELM provides youth with an immersive music education and resources that inspire and empower them to pursue their dreams. ELM is a full scholarship, multi-year, intensive program that provides music education, ensemble and performance opportunities to youth to develop the social, emotional and academic skills they need to succeed in life. There are no financial barriers to participation.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. It is the only organization that prepares every girl to practice a lifetime of leadership by providing access to countless girl-led experiences, skill-building opportunities and connections. Because girls built of courage, confidence and character make the world a better place.

Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas

Every girl, no matter her circumstances, deserves experiences that will help enable her to earn an education and become a healthy, independent and thriving adult. Girls Inc. Dallas provides the essential elements and interconnected methods needed to meet the complex, diverse needs of girls, particularly those from low-income and under-resourced communities.

Junior Players Dallas

Junior Players Dallas’ mission is to encourage intellectual growth, mental well-being and the development of life skills in the youth of North Texas through mentoring, creative expression and participation in dramatic and arts activities. They engage children and youth through the arts by providing them with the tools they need to navigate real life challenges confidently and competently.


Juxtaposition Arts Inc.

Juxtaposition Arts is a teen-staffed art and design center, gallery, retail shop and artists' studio space in North Minneapolis. Their mission is to develop community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.

Lundstrum Performing Arts

Located in North Minneapolis, Lundstrum Performing Arts cultivates a love and knowledge of the performing arts so that young people will discover their unique gifts, develop their depth of character and imagine new possibilities for their lives, ensuring access for all through scholarship support.

MacPhail Center for Music

MacPhail Center for Music’s mission is to transform lives and communities through exceptional music learning. They do that by caring about each student’s distinctly unique musical goals, by experimenting, testing, and trying new things, and by cultivating an inclusive community where all people and music styles are welcome.


Mindful Life Project

Mindful Life Project works diligently to support the mental and emotional wellness of students, teachers, staff, leaders and families through mindfulness programming. The goal is to create a foundation of well-being at the individual level that leads to a connected school culture and climate where everyone feels safe, welcomed, valued and believed in.


POETIC’s mission is to equip girls who have experienced child maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking to find their voices, reclaim their narratives and persist forward. Their vision is to ignite a movement to reject the notion that youth can be bought and sold. POETIC imagines a world where all children are equally valued.

Total Next Generation Fund for 2020 $175,000

For more information about previous Next Generation Fund grantees, visit the Annual Reports page on the George Family Foundation website.