News About Past Grants and Grant Recipients


C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !

Grants Given to League Neighborhoods

Each year the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League gives out thousands of dollars to various neighborhoods for their projects, covering 60% of the projects cost. The moneys for the grants are raised by the League’s only annual fundraiser, Oak Cliff’s Fall Tour of Homes.  Please join up for our upcoming 2013 Home Tour, the 2nd weekend of October.  Homes have already been selected & will be revealed at the September’s general meeting, to be held on the 9th of September.

This year, the League gave 10 grants out on the 10th of June during its general membership meeting at Turner House.

Handing out the grants were Jacque Groth, OOCCL Vice President of Neighborhoods, who lives in the West Kessler neighborhood, with assistance from Phil Leven, OOCCL President, who lives in the Hampton Hills neighborhood.
The 2013 Grants awarded were to :

The Dells District Neighborhood Association
received $400.00 toward finishing out their “Street Sign Toppers”.

Elmwood Neighborhood Association,

received $1,000.00 for an “Elmwood Business District Mural”

Ken Denson accepts the grant for Elmwood.


Kidd Springs Neighborhood Association
received $1,650.00 to help toward providing school uniforms, neighborhood challenges, communication & copying costs.

Pam Conley accepts grant for her neighborhood & gives thanks to the League for all the support they give to the neighborhoods & to Oak Cliff.


Kiest Park Community Group
received $600.00 for “installation of Neighborhood Crime Watch and V.I.P. Signs”

Judy Brooks & her husband accept the first grant awarded to their neighborhood.



Kings Highway Conservation District
received $607.00 to “increasing their Visible Presence”.

"in an effort to continue to define their borders, the grant will help toward painting the new KHCD logo onto 2 retaining walls located on N Polk near Kings Hwy and will aid in the painting of event yard signs to be desplayed in Resident's yards."

Accepting the award is Lisa Benskin.

Sunset Hill Neighborhood Association
received $1,475.00 for “Sign Toppers”

Michael Amonett accepts the award for his neighborhood.  Sunset Hills went active again about 2 years ago after almost 25 to 30 years of inactivity. This is the 2nd year in a row, they have been able to apply & were awarded the grant. 


West Kessler Neighborhood Association
received $327.00 for a “WKNA Membership Directory” and “Electricity for the Stevens Woods Court Island Garden”


Accepting for West Kessler is David Cooper



Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association
received $3,000.00 for “Sidewalk improvements and website improvements”.


Wynnewood Heights Neighborhood Association
received $500.00 “Landscape median beautification/crime watch signs and toppers”

Accepting the first grant for her neighborhood from the League is Ethel Thomas. Their neighborhood joined OOCCL just a few years ago.



Wynnewood North Neighborhood Association
received $1.107.00 for “Neighborhood Signage (Sign Toppers)”