About Us

The Morris Foundation, based in Fort Worth, Texas, was founded in 1986 by Linda and Jack Morris under the guiding principal that providing underprivileged children and their families with developmental resources offers them the best opportunity for their future.

Linda and Jack believed they could be more focused in their giving by starting their own private foundation. Following their vision, The Morris Foundation uses a strategic approach to support the programs and agencies that bring hope to those they serve. The approach invests in programs that are essential to meet the educational, health, social services and economic welfare needs of the disadvantaged, while rigorously monitoring the impact of those investments.

Key Facts

  • Approximately 100 programs supported annually
  • $72,000,000 in distributions since 1986
  • $8,300,000 distributed in 2015
  • Over 3 million disadvantaged impacted each year
  • Collaborates with other foundations and organizations
  • Regards each grant as an investment on which it measures a return

Foundation Management

Todd M. Morris Liles
Executive Director

Elizabeth Brands, Ed.D.
Head of Education Giving

Andy Miller, MHSE
Head of Healthcare & Social Services Giving

Jenny Miller
Administrative Manager