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TREC Community Investors

When our neighbors in low-to-moderate income areas have a vision for revitalizing their Dallas communities, we partner with them and other organizations to support their efforts in powerful and compelling ways.

Community Investors powered by TREC

We are

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An innovative organization dedicated to equitable development and neighborhood revitalization in Dallas and Collin counties.
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A unique resource that empowers communities through an unrivaled combination of assets: financial capital, world-class expertise, targeted education, and a passion for making a difference in our city.

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A trusted partner with the experience to help rejuvenate local economies, increase essential services, create jobs, expand affordable housing, and transform underserved areas into vibrant, thriving communities.
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Our Story

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For more than 30 years, the philanthropic divisions of The Real Estate Council operated as TREC Community Fund and TREC Foundation

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TREC Community Investors is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Department of the Treasury

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We’ve invested more than $14 million in loans and grants for neighborhoods that have been overlooked and underserved

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We’ve partnered with more than 100 nonprofit organizations that are also dedicated to transforming Dallas

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In 2021, we relaunched as TREC Community Investors, remaining under the TREC umbrella with continued access to diverse professional services and technical assistance from the organization’s members

Why We’re Different

At TREC Community Investors, we’re unique because of what we do—and what we don’t.

We don’t specify how communities will evolve

We team up with our neighbors (many of whom are people of color) to give their vision a voice, energizing their economies while honoring their rich cultures.

We don’t simply make a donation

We’re the only organization of our kind to support underserved communities with both financial capital and human capital, combining access to loans and grants with pro-bono real estate expertise that dramatically amplifies our investment.

We don’t stand alone in providing support

We view community revitalization as a team effort that involves local businesses and other nonprofits, all working together to achieve our shared development goals.

We don’t focus on making improvements through a single development

We strive to elevate the quality of entire neighborhoods, addressing systemic issues and paving the way for strategic growth that brings in more services, more jobs, and more opportunities.