Who We Are
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.
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.
For more than 30 years, the philanthropic divisions of The Real Estate Council operated as TREC Community Fund and TREC Foundation
TREC Community Investors is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Department of the Treasury
We’ve partnered with more than 100 nonprofit organizations that are also dedicated to transforming Dallas
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.