Our Story

The Harold Simmons Foundation, established in 1988, is based in Dallas, Texas and is funded primarily by Contran Corporation, an investment company founded by the late investor, Harold Clark Simmons.

The Harold Simmons Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of all members of our community and to ensure they have the resources and opportunities to live with dignity and meaning.  The Foundation strives to invest strategically in programs that support systems change and scalability of impact. We support organizations that promote early health and development, safe and enriching environments, and comprehensive support systems for individuals, children, and families.  We believe advocacy and research are key elements in this work.