The Dallas Foundation brings together people, ideas, and investments in Greater Dallas so individuals and families can reach their full potential.
Using our deep knowledge of the community, we support programs that benefit children ages birth to three as well as the civic priorities of Dallas; these investments prioritize partnerships that reduce intergenerational poverty and meet today’s pressing needs while positioning Greater Dallas for a brighter, more equitable tomorrow.
Working closely with our donor partners, we share our expertise, leadership, and the opportunity to co-invest in solutions that match their interests and make a meaningful difference.
By The Numbers
Our year-end figures for 2020
*The Dallas Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, philanthropic entity. The below numbers are unaudited figures.
Total grants paid
Total gifts received
Number of funds
$1 million to 231 students
Scholarships awarded in 2019-20 academic year
Cumulative grants (since inception)
The Dallas Foundation Prioritizes
We have a pulse on our community’s greatest needs.
We are keenly focused on creating a brighter and more equitable future for Greater Dallas, and acknowledge the link between its history, its present, and its potential.
We are trusted experts and partners.
We are transparent and accountable to the community that places its faith in our ability to be responsible stewards of resources. We operate with the highest fiduciary standards and do what we say we will.
Our community is not homogenous, and neither are we.
We honor and celebrate the fullness of our partners and neighbors who reflect a diverse range of social, economic, and cultural experiences. We strive to maintain a culture of belonging that encourages our team members to bring their whole selves to do their best work, community partners feel valued and respected, and fundholders are supported in passionate giving.
We recognize that equitable and sustainable outcomes require intentionality.
Tomorrow’s Dallas requires us to innovate today. We engage in meaningful work with a commitment to learn, grow, and continuously improve.
We insist that good things happen.
The investments we make with our donors and partners drive outcomes that are the true measure of our work. We are devoted to equitable, just, and transformative solutions.
We connect people to the causes they care about and the resources they need.
We are conveners. We build connections with partners throughout Greater Dallas to bridge gaps and achieve shared opportunities. Listening to the needs and thoughts of others is our superpower!
The Dallas Foundation has bridged donors to their philanthropic goals for nearly a century. Today, we remain a driving force in Dallas, squarely focused on educating and activating our donors, deeply engaged with our partners to invest in meaningful change for this community, and relentlessly optimistic about the well-being of our next generation.
Matthew Randazzo, President and CEO, The Dallas Foundation