Connected Projects

Foundation 45 is a special project of Deep Ellum Foundation in partnership with Deep Ellum Community Association.  Foundation 45 also works hand-in-hand with other local non-profits to provide a safer, stronger and more vibrant community.

Deep Ellum Foundation

The Deep Ellum Foundation (DEF) operates exclusively as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to raise and distribute public funds within the community to enhance the interests of the neighborhood as a whole. DEF’s mission is to enhance, improve, and market the neighborhood of Deep Ellum.

Deep Ellum Community Association

The Deep Ellum Community Association (DECA) is a volunteer community group representing anyone who lives, works, owns property in, or just loves Deep Ellum! DECA is dedicated to a Deep Ellum as a diverse, urban, sustainable walking neighborhood built upon a culture of independent creativity.