Non-profit

Resource Center of Dallas

Website:

myresourcecenter.org/

Location:

Dallas, TX

Tax ID:

75-1892059

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $15,977,405
Expenses: $13,050,654
Assets: $16,176,007

Type:

LGBT Activist Organization

Founded:

1983 (Tax exempt since 1984)

CEO:

Cece Cox

Budget (2021):

Revenue: $17,613,250
Expenses: $15,903,798
Net Assets: $17,292,496 1

References

  1. Resource Center of Dallas, Return from an organization exempt from taxation (Form 990). 2021, Part I

The Resource Center is a LGBT activist and community services organization in the Dallas, Texas area. In addition to advocating for LGBT interests in both governments and schools, the organization promotes and helps to “educate” on the topic of transgenderism for minors between the ages of 12 and 18. 1 2

Founding and History

The Resource Center was founded in 1983 under the name Foundation for Human Understanding under the auspices of the Dallas Gay Political Caucus, which later became known as the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance. The organization worked to advance LGBT causes in the Dallas area and to provide education and health services to LGBT people. In 1998, it changed its name to the Resource Center of Dallas, and in 2013 it changed its public name to Resource Center, although it is still identified as Resource Center of Dallas Inc. in its tax filings. 3 4

Finances

In the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2021, the Resource Center of Dallas reported $17,613,250 in revenue, of which $5,649,135 was derived from grants and contributions and $11,726,023 was derived from program service revenue. The organization had $15,903,798 in expenses, of which $1,245,500 was paid out in grants and contributions and $5,314,301 was allocated towards employee salaries and benefits. It ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $1,709,452 and net assets of $17,292,496. 5

Corporations that contributed at least $2,500 in 2019 and 2020 include Aetna, Allstate Insurance, American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, Capitol One, Citi Bank, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merryll Lynch, NBC Universal, Nordstrom, Northrop Gruman, Salesforce, Starbucks Coffee, Texas Capital Bank, Texas instruments, Thomson Reuters, Toyota, and Walgreens. 6

Policies and Projects

LGBT Advocacy

The Resource Center advances left-wing LGBT interests in both schools and government in the Dallas area. 7 8 One such effort involves lobbying to oppose so-called “Drag Ban Bills” that would prohibit sexually explicit drag performances in front of minors, as the group extolls the importance of drag queens to LGBT culture. 9 10 It also issued a statement opposing the 2023 Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis that protected a web designer’s right to not create an LGBT wedding website. The group called the 2022 Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade “horrifying”. 11 12

The Resource Center is especially involved in transgenderism and in addition to various medical and support services for adults, it also runs a support group for minors aged 12-18 that provides educational materials on transitioning and other trans-related topics. 13

Opposition to Target Removing Transgender and Pride Clothing

In May 2023, retail corporation Target came under controversy for carrying pride and transgender themed children’s clothing, in addition to transgender clothing for adults allegedly including “tuck-friendly” swimsuits. In response to a popular outcry, Target reduced the prominence of these items in or removed the items from its stores. 14 The Resource Center was one of 200 organizations that signed onto a statement hosted by Human Rights Campaign (HRC) condemning this decision by Target. 15

Leadership

Cece Cox is the CEO of the Resource Center, a position she has held since 2010. In addition to this role, she is involved in various leadership roles in other LGBT organizations and is on the board of visitors of the UNT Dallas College of Law and the advisory council of the Dallas Mavericks. 16 17

References

  1. “Our Mission | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/about-us/our-mission/.
  2. “Gender-Affirming Health Services in Dallas | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/health/gender-affirming-health-services/.
  3. “Our History | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/about-us/our-history/.
  4. Resource Center of Dallas, Return from an organization exempt from taxation (Form 990). 2021.
  5. Resource Center of Dallas, Return from an organization exempt from taxation (Form 990). 2021, Part I.
  6. “Our Supporters | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/give/our-supporters/.
  7. “Transformative Education & LGBTQIA+ Advocacy | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/advocacy/.
  8. “Our Mission | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/about-us/our-mission/.
  9. “Stop SB 12, the Drag Ban Bill!” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://resourcecenter.salsalabs.org/sb12dragban/index.html.
  10. Wallace, CJ. “The Importance of Drag Queens.” Resource Center, June 6, 2023. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/the-importance-of-drag-queens/.
  11. “Statement for 303 Ruling | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/statement-for-303-ruling/.
  12. “Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/supreme-court-overturns-roe-v-wade/.
  13. “Gender-Affirming Health Services in Dallas | Resource Center.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/health/gender-affirming-health-services/.
  14. Meyersohn, Nathaniel. “Target Removing Some Pride Merchandise after Anti-LGBTQ Threats against Staff.” CNN, May 24, 2023. Accessed August 21, 2023.  https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/23/business/target-lgbtq-merchandise/index.html.
  15. “Over 200 LGBTQ+ and Allied Organizations Call on Target, Business Community to Speak Out Against Extremist Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks.” Human Rights Campaign, June 5, 2023. https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/breaking-over-200-lgbtq-and-allied-organizations-call-on-target-business-community-to-speak-out-against-extremist-anti-lgbtq-attacks.
  16. “Staff & Board.” Resource Center. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://myresourcecenter.org/about-us/staff-board/.
  17. “Cece Cox.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed August 21, 2023. https://www.linkedin.com/in/cece-cox-2a88449/details/experience/.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: September - August
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 1984

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2020 Sep Form 990 $15,977,405 $13,050,654 $16,176,007 $1,115,439 N $4,478,633 $10,871,115 $163,784 $292,564
    2019 Sep Form 990 $13,744,216 $11,622,224 $13,533,492 $1,062,340 N $5,334,824 $8,027,773 $200,434 $227,631 PDF
    2018 Sep Form 990 $10,512,439 $8,813,567 $11,783,170 $1,310,934 N $5,440,513 $4,872,982 $166,289 $218,780 PDF
    2017 Sep Form 990 $8,516,655 $7,437,379 $9,836,123 $978,244 N $5,626,950 $2,821,590 $63,595 $200,380 PDF
    2016 Sep Form 990 $7,556,858 $5,732,224 $8,910,956 $1,332,977 N $6,592,651 $850,567 $87,017 $139,590 PDF
    2015 Sep Form 990 $5,670,206 $5,218,198 $6,948,255 $1,435,618 N $5,272,777 $182,631 $55,553 $101,703 PDF
    2014 Sep Form 990 $4,844,575 $5,219,418 $6,108,697 $1,142,517 N $4,495,314 $148,352 $22,401 $122,726 PDF
    2013 Sep Form 990 $5,743,886 $5,726,330 $6,189,369 $899,080 N $5,314,689 $161,400 $7,967 $124,905 PDF
    2012 Sep Form 990 $6,441,748 $5,003,596 $6,121,624 $912,692 N $5,718,634 $216,207 $33,366 $101,703 PDF
    2011 Sep Form 990 $5,305,347 $5,033,673 $5,945,126 $2,284,250 N $4,975,963 $264,776 $30,568 $146,589 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Resource Center of Dallas

    5750 Cedar Springs Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75235