The Dallas Foundation is the oldest community foundation in Texas. As a community foundation, the Foundation offers a range of ways for local philanthropists to assist the community: donor advised funds, designated and agency endowment funds, field of interest funds, scholarship funds and unrestricted funds. Donor advisors have the right to recommend grants periodically in their areas of interest. Designated and agency endowment funds are established by or on behalf of particular nonprofits that will benefit from the fund. Field of interest funds give discretion to the Foundation to make grants in some area of particular interest to the donor, such as the arts or medical research. And unrestricted funds permit the Foundation to respond to changing community needs by leaving grant making to the Foundation's discretion.
Mrs. Mary Jalonick
community foundation, donor advised fund
Also Known As
The Dallas Foundation
3963 Maple Avenue, Suite 390
Dallas, TX 75219 USA
Community Foundations (T31)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
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Mrs. Mary Jalonick
Mary M. Jalonick has served as President of the Foundation since 1987. Mrs. Jalonick participates in several national initiatives for the Council on Foundations: she is a member of the National Standards Action Team and it's immediate past Chair. She is an instructor for the "Community Foundations Fundamentals Course" presented by the Center for Community Foundations Excellence. Mrs. Jalonick is also is a member of the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network. The TCFN provides a platform for the exchange of experience and expertise among community foundations on both sides of the Atlantic seeking to identify good practice and share it with emerging and existing community foundations.
James M. (Jim) Moroney III
The Dallas Morning News
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?