• Café Momentum
    Café Momentum
    Café Momentum, a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility, transforms young lives by equipping our community’s most at-risk youth
  • Dallas Theater Center
    Dallas Theater Center
    The Hersh Foundation supports Dallas Theater Center's mission to engage, entertain, and inspire
  • Momentous Institute
    Momentous Institute
    Momentous Institute’s comprehensive mental health programming strengthens children’s social emotional health and results in healing and hope after trauma, improved family relationships and long-term wellbeing.
  • Dallas Black Dance Theater
    Dallas Black Dance Theater
    The Hersh Foundation has partnered with Dallas Black Dance Theatre for many years on its Summer Youth Enrichment program.

Learn More About our Focus Areas

We support initiatives in three key areas.

About our Founders

Meet Julie and Ken Hersh

Over the last 25+ years, Julie and Ken have helped make a positive impact in the community through their leadership on various boards, their philanthropy through the Hersh Foundation and their volunteer service. Julie and Ken Hersh began the Hersh Foundation in 1997 as a way to secure long-term financial commitments to non-profits in their community and are dedicated to making a lasting impact on non-profits within the Foundation’s focus areas. 

Success Stories

Dallas Black Dance Theater

The Hersh Foundation has partnered with Dallas Black Dance Theatre for many years on its Summer Youth Enrichment program. This health-focused program encourages youth and teens to be active through dance to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Curriculum emphasizes the importance of movement, leadership, nutrition, and mental health, with morning talks from industry professionals like doctors, counselors, nutritionists, and police officers, among others.

Facebook Updates

  • Wed, Jun 10
    Lyda Hill Philanthropies has launched the Lone Star Prize, a Texas-based competition for a $10 million grant to improve the lives of Texans. In these new, unprecedented times, finding long-term solutions to improve the lives of Texans is more critical than ever. Lone Star Prize is looking for proven solutions that strengthen health outcomes, protects the environment and/or boosts the workforce to improve the quality of life for Texans. Learn more and register before the deadline on June 23 at 5:00 PM Central at http://www.lonestarprize.org. #lonestarprize
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  • Fri, May 01
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  The Hersh Foundation is a proud partner of Well Beings, an initiative that will bring mental health stories to light.  Please like and share content from the Well Beings page.
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  • Tue, Apr 07
    Please spread the word to nonprofits in the area!  North Texas Cares invites your organization to join Lane Britain, partner at PetroCap, and experienced nonprofit Board Member, Amanda Coussens, CFO of Petrocap, and Marianne deJong, CFO for the Dallas Zoo for a NONPROFIT Q & A SESSION ON SBA CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS ANDPAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9I4LHcakQha6nUXJ91TLEQ
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About The Hersh Foundation

Founded in 1997 by Julie and Ken Hersh, The Hersh Foundation is a private family foundation located in North Texas. The Hersh Foundation is committed to enriching and improving the quality of life for all people by supporting organizations with demonstrable results in efforts that support our mission and focus areas.

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    Dallas, TX 75219
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