The Last Word: Matthew Randazzo on The Dallas Foundation Crossing the $1B Mark in Giving

“Although the impact to date has been significant, we are truly just getting started.

Matthew Randazzo
President and CEO 
The Dallas Foundation
.…on the foundation crossing the $1 billion mark in total giving.

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For nearly a century, The Dallas Foundation—Texas’ first community foundation—has impacted causes that have helped communities thrive across North Texas. On Thursday, the foundation announced it has awarded more than $1 billion to Dallas-area nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of North Texans. That eye-popping total reflects almost a century of philanthropic partnerships and grantmaking.

“Many of the grant investments that contributed to this $1 billion milestone are visible across Dallas’ landscape, while others can be seen in the upward trajectory of test scores for third graders across Dallas ISD, in vibrant early learning classroom settings, and inside hospitals, food banks, and homeless shelters,” Matthew Randazzo, the foundation’s president and CEO, said in a statement.  

The Dallas Foundation has served as a philanthropic partner facilitating charitable donations to support everything from the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to Letot Girls Residential Treatment Center to the Katy Trail and the Dallas Police Memorial.

It’s also directly invested board-directed grants to everything from the Dallas Museum of Art to the Spay Neuter Project to the Dallas Public Library, the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, and more.

“While we’re proud of all that the foundation has invested in and accomplished, the important role of philanthropy has never been greater,” Randazzo said.

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