The Dallas Foundation aims to make Dallas a safer and better place for our companion animals.

Thanks to a generous bequest to The Foundation, we are now one of the largest public charities supporting companion animal welfare in North Texas.

Strategic Approach to Dallas' Stray and Loose Dog  Problem

Along with other funders, The Dallas Foundation has provided funding support for a comprehensive study and plan developed by The Boston Consulting Group to support the City of Dallas Animal Services in their response to the high number of stray and loose dogs in our community, particularly in Southern Dallas.

Let's Fix This

In 2011, The Companion Animal Funders Coalition launched its first initiative, Big Fix of Big D, an effort aimed at lowering the intake rates at Dallas Animal Services by decreasing unwanted puppies and kittens born each year through free spay and neuter services. The initiative targets specific zip codes in Dallas.

Today, the group has been renamed "Let's Fix This," and is composed of organizations who are invested in strengthening animal welfare in our community. Between April 2017 and September 2019, over 68,000 dog surgeries have been completed through the project.

Competitive Grant Opportunities

The Dallas Foundation awards grants for animal welfare through several of our Field of Interest funds - including the Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Fund, Erin Wylie Fund, and Betty Pope Fund. Letters of inquiry for these funds will be accepted in 2020 between  January 2 and January 20.