Big D Reads Fund at CFT

A nonprofit organization

6 donors

Big D Reads was originally funded through a National Endowment for the Arts grant from 2013-2015. Fast forward to today, where 50+ community organizations including civic institutions, corporations, and nonprofits have volunteered to come back together to fund and host events centered around advancing equity. 

Together, we're distributing 30,000 free paperback copies of Jim Schutze’s The Accommodation, republished last September by local nonprofit Deep Vellum Publishing. Access our readers guides here.

The goal of this initiative is to spark dialogue and community around Dallas’ history, and perhaps more importantly, get disparate groups talking about our city’s future. 
The free paperback special edition books became available September 1st. We have a number of distribution points across the city where you will be able to pick up your FREE copy - check out the location list here.
We hope to see you at as many upcoming events as possible. You can view the full calendar of September/October events here – more are being added often so be sure to check back frequently. 


The goal of a city-wide read of Jim Schutze' The Accommodation — recently reissued by Deep Vellum — is to advance the understanding of Dallas’ history among students, young professionals, leaders, and residents, while encouraging candid community conversations on how we create a more equitable future for our city.


We need community members to spread the word about Big D Reads and read our 2022 book selection in community with others.

We also need volunteers to help distribute books and support upcoming events. Learn more at

Equity Statement

Big D Reads is a collaborative movement to unite our city in this critical time and hope that our conversations, events, and programs will serve as launching points that lead to a more equitable future for all communities in Dallas.

Organization Data


Organization name

Big D Reads Fund at CFT


Arts, Culture & Humanities, Racial Equity, Human Rights, Civil Rights & Advocacy

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


DALLAS, TX 75225

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