Giving Profile

Commit! is dedicated to using data as a tool to help the Dallas philanthropic community make the most of their generosity. Private, family, corporate, and community foundations combine to give hundreds of millions of dollars every year to a broad range of entities supporting the students and families of Dallas County. Sometimes, though, without clear, transparent information, it can be difficult to understand how best to direct resources, calibrate priorities, or identify blind spots.

The Giving Profile aims to help solve these challenges. This year, Dallas County’s philanthropic community responded with 35 funders voluntarily reporting their giving activity. Participating funders represent $144M in total annual giving, $47M of which was directed to education.

Click the button below to view and download a digital version of this year’s Giving Profile. Inside you’ll find:

  • Key findings that caught our attention and some of the questions they raised
  • Year-over-year trends, distribution of dollars and funder priorities organized by Developmental Stages (Early Childhood, Elementary School, etc.), Strategic Areas (STEM, Human Capital, etc.) and Institution Types (Public Schools, Private Schools, etc.)
  • Side-by-side comparison of giving vs. achievement showing the relationship between funding levels and student performance



The Partnership will release this Giving Profile annually, identifying additional trends and changes in local grantmaking activity. For a look back at our 2012 Giving Profile, click here.