together we accelerate student success

Your NTGD gift will further our mission of accelerating student success. Your contribution is an investment in our Dallas ISD family of students, teachers, counselors, support staff, and schools.

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The Dallas Education Foundation is the designated philanthropic partner of the Dallas Independent School District, the 16th-largest public school district in the nation and the second-largest in Texas, serving ~142,000 preK-12th grade students in 240 schools across 384 square miles. With 86% of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, the District has infinite needs in and beyond the classroom. Despite these challenges, Dallas ISD continues to make significant gains and is, per the Council of Great City Schools, one of the fastest improving public school districts in the country.


The Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) is the designated non-profit philanthropic partner of Dallas Independent School District. Our mission is to inspire community investment to accelerate student success for every one of Dallas ISD's 145,000+ students. Our vision is a galvanized community whose resources support the transformative work that makes Dallas ISD the preferred choice for families across North Texas. We believe Dallas ISD will be the primary economic mobility engine for our city and county in 10 years. We ask you to join us as we invest in our students, teachers, and schools to create greater opportunities for every child in Dallas ISD.

equity statement

The Dallas Education Foundation aligns with Dallas ISD and its strategic initiatives to ensure the greatest impact across all schools districtwide. Populations who have been historically marginalized and negatively impacted require a framework of equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement to have an opportunity at sustainable success. Collaborating with the district's Racial Equity Office, Teaching & Learning, and School Leadership Departments, we assure our funding initiatives are have cleared the lens of equity, access and inclusion.