Grants are made by the Harold Simmons Foundation with the goal of improving lives and enriching the community. We focus our support on Dallas area nonprofit organizations. Areas of interest include: education; health care, social welfare, including human rights; civic improvement; and culture & the arts. We make grants for operating expenses, capital needs and special projects, generally in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 for first time applicants. In 2016, the Foundation distributed approximately $16 million dollars.
To see a sample of our grants in the various areas we support, click on the sections of the pie chart. To see a complete list of grants for 2016, click here.