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Giving today with a focus on tomorrow.

Using our deep knowledge of the community, we prioritize partnerships that reduce intergenerational poverty and meet today’s pressing needs while positioning Greater Dallas for a brighter, more equitable tomorrow.

Strategic Priorities

Our key areas of impact.

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children across Dallas ages birth to three, with focuses on child development, maternal health, home visitation, early learning and brain development, prioritizing partnerships that reduce intergenerational poverty and meet today’s pressing needs while positioning Greater Dallas for a brighter, more equitable tomorrow.

Advancing equity and inclusion is critical to helping Dallas reach its full potential. We help accomplish this by seeking to advance policies, capacity-building for organizations led by people of color and investments in communities of color.

We support the civic priorities of the City and County of Dallas and are uniquely poised to respond during moments of crisis.

Connecting you to what you care about.

Hand in hand with our donor partners, The Dallas Foundation stewards philanthropic resources and invests them where the people of Dallas need it most. We engage with donors on a deeply personal level – educating, advising, collaborating, and investing in measurable solutions for the issues they have a heart for.

Donors and their professional advisors gain access to simple, effective tools to achieve their philanthropic goals and a charitable giving plan that can span generations, making a powerful difference in the lives of loved ones, the community, and future generations.

When I began thinking about my philanthropy, I was focused on the future -- giving during retirement and after my lifetime. But, working with The Dallas Foundation has given me confidence to make a real impact today and knowledge that my legacy giving will have an impact tomorrow.

Dodee Frost Crockett, CDFA®, CAP®, Dallas Foundation Fundholder and Legacy Society Member, Wealth Management Advisor

Success lies in lives improved.

We’re solely focused on outcome, not output. We aim to build the resources and strengthen the efforts of Dallas’ nonprofit community – making it easier for organizations to better the lives of everyone in their reach. Much of the success of our region can be traced to the nonprofits that The Dallas Foundation supports.