Kids who grow up with even a small college savings amount are 3 times more likely to go to college and 4 times more likely to graduate. 


Dollars for College is a children’s savings account (CSA) program that is designed to provide low income families with a safe, easy to access, trusted, and low-cost opportunity to build savings for their child’s future post-secondary education, developed in a partnership between Communities Foundation of Texas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The goal for Dollars for College is to ensure that every student can achieve their dreams beyond high school, which is best realized through completing post-secondary education.


Dollars for College accounts will be opened for every kindergarten student at a participating school.  These accounts will be seeded with $50, and can be linked to a student’s individual 529 account, set up by the parents. Families can make deposits at any time in their student’s individual account.  At the same time, families and students will have opportunities to earn incentives through the linked institutional account, to grow their overall savings. When each child is ready to pursue post-secondary education or training, they can access funds from these accounts to use toward that expense. Participating school districts for 2018/2019 are Lancaster ISD and Richardson ISD.


Please help us improve the future of our community and put local kids on the path to success by considering a gift to Dollars for College! Note: When donating below, please note in the designation drop down field if your gift should be directed to: Dollars for College Operations Fund, Fund for Lancaster ISD or Fund for Richardson ISD. 


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