What We Fund

Community Benefit

The Foundation selectively supports efforts that enhance the quality of life of North Texas residents, especially initiatives that help economically underserved communities. The Foundation also funds leading animal welfare organizations that are a resource to the community and promote the ethical and humane treatment of companion animals.

  • Total Number of Grants: 61
  • Cumulate Grant Amount through 2015: $76,135,200

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Human Services

The Foundation supports efforts to break the harmful cycle of poverty and abuse, and develop stability and wholeness in peoples’ lives. This includes alleviating conditions that are harmful for families or place children at risk of maltreatment. A priority for the Foundation is protecting children and youth who have been abused or neglected and are in need of substitute care or adoption. The Foundation also supports programs that improve conditions for children and youth who deal with physical disabilities.

  • Total Number of Grants: 535
  • Cumulate Grant Amount through 2015: $101,588,550

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The Foundation selectively supports a portfolio of US based international projects. These projects range from surgeries for youth with injuries and disabilities, to water projects for remote communities impacted by insufficient resources, to justice initiatives for families impacted by bonded labor and forced prostitution. International grants are considered by invitation only.

  • Total Number of Grants: 33
  • Cumulate Grant Amount through 2015: $25,083,000

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Mental Health

The Foundation supports mental health services in the community that include increasing access to mental health care through counseling, therapy, and treatment, particularly for children and youth. The Foundation also funds efforts that enrich the people’s lives who are living with illnesses and disorders by providing education, as well as effective community and mental health services.

  • Total Number of Grants: 137
  • Cumulate Grant Amount through 2015: $17,490,200

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Youth Development

The Foundation supports organizations that cultivate youth character and personal responsibility by providing intellectually and socially enriching experiences. With a focus on underserved youth, the Foundation is particularly interested in funding efforts that expand children’s scope of opportunity and experience through education, mentoring, camping, and formative experiences.

  • Total Number of Grants: 491
  • Cumulate Grant Amount through 2015: $66,260,285

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Grantmaking History

2017 Summary of Grants
In 2017, The Rees-Jones Foundation made 165 grants totaling $40.9 million. Grants benefited local and international communities, including projects in human services, mental health, youth development, and community well-being.

2017 Annual Summary of Grants
2017 Financial Statements

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