The Legacy Building for Frankford Church and Prairie – Celebrating Our History & Building for Our Future
Case for Support
Frankford Preservation Foundation (“FPF”) envisions a small multi-purpose building northeast of the old Frankford Church. This much-needed structure will help our organization serve our patrons well and achieve our goal of reaching fiscal self-sustainability.
While we have a jewel of a church and living prairie, we do not have restrooms or common working space. We currently borrow restrooms from our neighboring church for all events. This awkward situation prevents us from continuing to grow as a Dallas historic destination. We need a building on site with restrooms and other facilities to accommodate our guests, volunteers, and staff.
We will build a 500-square-foot structure northeast of Frankford Church facing south. The new Legacy Building will include two restrooms and a multi-purpose room. It will be fully equipped for use as a meeting room, office, and staging area for guest musicians and brides.
Since our formation in September 2014 we have expanded our outreach from 200 to more than 700 patrons. Interest is growing in the communities we serve due to the uniqueness of our site and the excellence of our programs.
FPF has reached the maximum income we can generate with our current facilities. Currently income from rentals and events held in Frankford Church covers 70% of our expenses.
Having the new Legacy Building near the church will allow us to rent the church at least four additional times per year, which can increase our annual revenue by 30% or more. We anticipate that events and rentals will increase to the point that all donations can go toward building our reserve account.
FPF invites you to be a part of this exciting project by contributing financially to the fund for the new Legacy Building. Great cities need historic destinations that speak to their roots. With the convenience of the new building, we can serve our patrons well and reach fiscal sustainability through our programs and rentals, becoming the premier small historic destination in Dallas.
How You Can Give
Join us by making gifts of cash or securities. If desired, gifts of $2,500 or more can be designated to specific aspects of the project such as landscaping or furnishings.
We also encourage you to be a part of our beloved community by volunteering and by attending our cultural and educational events. Help us grow by telling others about our beautiful Frankford.
Gift Range Chart
Legacy Builder $75,001 – $100,000
Preservationist $25,001 – $75,000
Friend of the Prairie $10,001 – $25,000
Pioneer $2,501 – $10,000
Pathfinder $500 – $2,500
Any donations received that exceed the cost of the Legacy Building will be allocated to the preservation of FPF buildings and grounds.
You may support our Capital Campaign by sending a check payable to:
Frankford Preservation Foundation
5600 West Lovers Lane, Suite 116, Box 132
Dallas, TX 75209-5006
We’ve reached 41% of our $242,500
goal as of October 2020.