Dallas Service Forum Inc.

Service From The Heart

Dallas, TX   |
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Dallas Service Forum Inc.

EIN: 75-1780919


Our purpose is to address the needs of the Dallas and North Texas community by providing volunteer services and financial support to non-profit charitable organizations focusing on children, families and the elderly.

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Ms. Marla Nunally

Main address

5930 LBJ Freeway Suite 350

Dallas, TX 75240 USA

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Formerly known as

Dallas Junior Forum, Inc.



Subject area info


Human services

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Infants and toddlers




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NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are several excellent non-profit agencies that share Dallas Service Forum's mission of supporting the elderly, youths, and children - - particularly those who are victims of crime, domestic violence or illness, These agencies offer their clients excellent facilities and trained staff but they do NOT have sufficient staffing to meet all their clients' needs. This is where the volunteers of Dallas Junior Forum are able to fill in gaps between agencies' resources and clients' needs with both tactical volunteer support and in-kind donations of food, emergency toiletries, school supplies, and comforting toys. Dallas Service Forum also provides grants to Greater Dallas-area agencies whose missions align with our own. We are proud to support our partner agencies: The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Hope's Door, New Beginnings, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, The Family Place, Juliette Fowler Communities, The Ebby House, and The Network of Community Ministries.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nourish to Flourish

Food purchasing, meal preparation and distribution to families of hospitalized children and those affected by domestic violence.

Population(s) Served

Mentoring adults on career planning and job search, life skills, and managing personal and family finances.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We provide school supplies, supplemental meals and birthday bags for children affected by domestic abuse.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

Cherishing and cheering our elders with interactive activities and games, nourishing treats, holiday gifts and personal friendships.

Population(s) Served

Dispatching Dallas Junior Forum volunteers and granting funding wherever and whenever help is need in the Greater Dallas area.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

DSF is committed to serving our fellow North Texans in need as an all-volunteer alliance of women. We focus on children, youth, families and senior citizens.

DSF recognizes that there are many non-profit agencies in our community dedicated to DSF's targeted clients. However, these agencies often need helping hands to meet their clients' needs. DSF creates synergies by leveraging the expertise and facilities of our excellent partner agencies to ensure that our volunteer hours, in-kind donations, and grants deliver the best possible outcome to our beloved community. We are a frugal organization and rely on member expertise to staff our own internal needs: we have no paid staff.

We are a 100% volunteer non-profit organization of women whose diverse backgrounds include education, law enforcement, business, healthcare, information systems, retail, banking, homemaking, early childhood education and engineering. As described previously, we formally align ourselves with trusted partner agencies and support their efforts by providing regularly scheduled and ad hoc volunteer services.

In the 2019-2022 fiscal years Dallas Service Forum:
- contributed over 23,000 uncompensated volunteer hours;
- awarded over $153,000 in grants and funding;
- provided more than 9,500 meals to those in need;
- touched the lives of over 58,000 children, families and the elderly; and
- saved over $800,000 for our service agencies.

What's next?
We will continue serving in ways that allow our partner agencies to use their scarce resources as effectively as possible while our volunteers fill in the gaps. We will continue our 42-year tradition of Service From The Heart.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 31.96 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Dallas Service Forum Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Dallas Service Forum Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$21,877 -$6,514 -$40,352 $37,602 -$21,895
As % of expenses -15.4% -4.8% -38.0% 27.2% -9.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$21,877 -$6,514 -$40,352 $37,602 -$21,895
As % of expenses -15.4% -4.8% -38.0% 27.2% -9.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $119,008 $129,285 $69,142 $177,715 $220,433
Total revenue, % change over prior year -14.9% 8.6% -46.5% 0.0% 24.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 15.9% 11.6% 28.6% 7.6% 6.0%
Investment income 2.2% 2.1% 5.0% 2.5% 1.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 84.2% 86.2% 66.4% 30.4% 17.8%
Other revenue -2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 59.5% 74.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $141,627 $136,880 $106,260 $138,019 $240,985
Total expenses, % change over prior year 20.7% -3.4% -22.4% 0.0% 74.6%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 4.0% 4.2% 5.3% 4.9% 1.2%
Occupancy 6.8% 7.0% 9.1% 8.4% 4.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 60.0% 58.4% 51.8% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 29.2% 30.4% 33.8% 86.7% 93.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $141,627 $136,880 $106,260 $138,019 $240,985
One month of savings $11,802 $11,407 $8,855 $11,502 $20,082
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $153,429 $148,287 $115,115 $149,521 $261,067

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2022 2023
Months of cash 12.6 12.3 11.3 16.4 7.8
Months of cash and investments 16.9 16.9 16.9 22.3 11.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.4 16.4 16.5 21.2 11.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2022 2023
Cash $149,199 $140,431 $99,743 $189,097 $157,363
Investments $50,483 $51,820 $50,317 $66,869 $82,112
Receivables $0 $0 $6,375 $0 $258
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.1% 3.0% 9.0% 6.3% 7.8%
Unrestricted net assets $193,147 $186,633 $146,281 $243,847 $221,952
Temporarily restricted net assets $3,531 $1,100 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $3,531 $1,100 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $196,678 $187,733 $146,281 $243,847 $221,952

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Ms. Marla Nunally

Marla Nunally joined Dallas Service Forum (formerly Dallas Junior Forum) in 2013. She served as VP of Service from 2019 - 2021. In 2021 she became President - Elect/Parliamentarian and became President of DSF in May of 2022

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Dallas Service Forum Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Dallas Service Forum Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Marla Nunally

Dallas Service Forum, Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2023

Marla Nunally


Ginny Delflache

President Elect

Lexia Allen

Vice President, Development

Kathy Havel

Vice President, Membership

Betty Cooper

Vice President, Service

Valerie McMahan


Marilyn Ferris

Vice President, Communications

Alice Freidline


Julie Crowley

Advisor to the President

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2022

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