About The Boone Family Foundation
Members of the Boone family share a vision of what they would like the world to be. In 2007, Garrett and Cecilia Boone and their three adult children took a huge leap toward creating that world by starting The Boone Family Foundation.
Since then, The Boone Family Foundation has worked to be a resource for social justice. Its goal is to be an innovative funder that tries to promote and support organizations and programs that will make the community a fair and just place for all people. The foundation also works to challenge the status quo, shifting traditions and norms of the community that others may not want to see shifted. It’s had an impact, because it has brought issues to the light of day that haven’t previously been addressed.
In 2008, the foundation made its first grant to Parkland Health and Hospital System for $100,000 for the construction of a women and infant specialty hospital. As the foundation has grown, it has worked strategically to support organizations and causes that will lead to a greater world. The list of organizations it has given grants and gifts to includes The Family Place, Planned Parenthood, Texas Women’s Foundation, Teach for America, Reading Partners, Teaching Trust and Klyde Warren Park
As The Boone Family Foundation forges ahead, it will continue to seek lasting, long-term systems change by supporting organizations and causes that want to be change agents.