Serving the region for 
 to come

The Addy Foundation was formed in 2015 by Bill and Lydia Addy to further their long history of philanthropy and volunteerism in the North Texas region. Bill and Lydia have designated The Addy Foundation as a legacy foundation with the hope that it will outlive them and continue serving the region for generations to come. The Addy Foundation, which is invitation only, primarily serves the North Texas region in the areas of: Civics and Community Engagement, Culture, Education, Health and Social Services.

Areas of Focus

The Addy Foundation takes a holistic approach to community investments by focusing on five areas of grantmaking, strategically intended to lift, support, and strengthen communities.


Civic Education


Community Growth



Arts Accessibility

Cultural Enrichment

Operational Support

Cultural Studies


Early Childhood

Primary & Secondary

Special Needs

Workforce Entry


Mental Health

Family Planning

Medical Resources

Medical Access


Food Insecurity

Digital Divide

Shelter Access

Senior Well-being

Impact Spotlights

“We would not be able to mobilize community partners to accelerate student achievement in Dallas ISD without the support of The Addy Foundation.”

Abigail Williams, Founder & CEO

United to Learn

“Our team is dedicated to ending inequity in education. Investing in academic achievement today creates lifelong returns for students and their communities.”

Charnella Derry, President & Co-Founder

Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute

Together we are unlocking the treasure of a child’s future by ensuring that justice-impacted girls have the love, tools, and sense of purpose to reach their potential!

Brittany K. Barnett, Founder & President

Girls Embracing Mothers

Our Team

Founder & Vice President

Founder & Vice President


For general questions,
please email or call us at 214-303-4947.

We would love to hear from you.