• 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
  • National Association of Urban Debate Leagues
    National Association of Urban Debate Leagues
    Support from the Hersh Foundation helps NAUDL host the Urban Debate National Championship Tournament including funding travel and hotel expenses for the debaters, their coaches, and league directors.
  • 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.

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  • Thu, Mar 26
    As North Texans, we have overcome many difficult situations together over the years: natural disasters, man-made disasters, economic emergencies—but nothing quite like the health emergency we face today. North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas United Ways and foundations that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities most negatively affected by COVID-19. The Hersh Foundation is proud to partner with others in the community for this effort.  To find out more information on or if your organization is eligible for funding and to apply, visit http:/...
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    “While we may be tested in ways that we have not been tested before, this commitment to each other and our ability to demonstrate leadership at all levels is what makes this country special. Long ago, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that this is ingrained in our DNA as a nation. Even politics seems petty when placed in the larger context.”  Our chairman and founder, Ken Hersh for the Dallas Morning News.  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2020/03/22/america-is-getting-ready-to-show-the-world-what-we-are-made-of/?fbclid=IwAR397WFzRfBR3_-1DTUVGGuNc4xQ57xQp3X3u2nK2WFJQaj_-SdJ5B1OiT8
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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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