Total Grants to Date

Awarded To Date

Awarded in Financial Assistance to over 5,000 Students

Building a bigger, better
future for Texas


For more than 70 years, the Moody Foundation has funded projects and programs that better communities in our great state of Texas. As a family, our stories have fueled our mission and our grantees continue to inspire us across the arts, education, environment, health, and social services.

On the Rise: About Our Logo

Built after the 1900 storm devastated Galveston Island, the Galveston Seawall was constructed to protect the city, allowing it to prosper for more than 100 years. Because Galveston is the hometown of the Moody Foundation, it only seemed appropriate that our logo should reflect the seawall’s iconic upward arc, symbolizing the type of work we support: innovative, collaborative and inspired.


What We Fund

Arts, Humanities, Religion: 12%
Community and Social: 41%
Education: 27%
Health and Science: 20%



*Based on 2012-2013 giving

Growing Big Ideas

Texas-based nonprofits may apply for Foundation funding on an ongoing basis. Our board of trustees meets quarterly to carefully review each grant request.


Have Questions?

Don’t worry—you’re probably not the first to ask. We’ve put together a list of common questions and responses to help you prepare your application.


Featured Grants

Over 3,700 grants have been given to date to strengthen the future of Texas.  Learn more about our grantees and the amazing work they are doing.


  • "This is an outstanding moment for the Y and the Park Cities community." Gordon Echtenkamp, CEO, Dallas YMCA
  • "The renovation of Moody Coliseum will enhance a valuable resource that serves as a gathering place convenient to the entire region." – Dr. R. Gerald Turner, SMU president
  • "The Moody Foundation’s milestone gift helps support a new Dallas landmark that is drawing thousands of people to the center of the city to enjoy the arts, to read, to learn and to simply have fun." - Jody Grant, chairman of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Board
  • "Moody Theatre, you are the definition of professionalism and live music. Thank you so much for your existence." – Casey S., Austin, TX
  • "The Moody Foundation’s extraordinary gift will help us reach more young people across the state of Texas with innovative civics education and outreach." -Regina Lawrence, Director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
  • "I feel so proud to be one of the first journalism students to attend the Moody College of Communication. Hook ‘Em! Thank you, Moody Foundation!" – Cassandra J., student