Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. CADD’s members function as an important component of the Dallas art community, providing the means by which artists reach their public and collectors gain access to works of art. CADD also raises money to support local rising artists.
The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas promotes equality and raises awareness of the personal and financial contributions of gays and lesbians to the City of Dallas. By offering meaningful philanthropic and giving opportunities, GLFD distinguishes the gay community as a major source or philanthropy. GLFD boosts the power of gay philanthropy by consolidating and distributing charitable contributions to non-profit agencies that serve the entire Dallas community.
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC) coordinates the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in Dallas County. Last year, DCAC served over 5,000 children (and their non-offending family members) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime. Art for Advocacy is DCAC's yearly fundraising event to raise money for their efforts.
DADA serves as a standard bearer for ethical practices in the art business, an educational resource for the community at large. DADA also facilitates the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund that provides funding for visual art students.