T.D. Jakes Foundation provides skills, education, and training to lift underserved communities and power the modern global economy. We work to dismantle barriers to opportunity. We champion programs that advance equity across all undeserved communities.

Founded by Chairman T.D. Jakes in 2020, the T.D. Jakes Foundation (TDJF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to building bridges to opportunity for underserved populations in the United States and around the world. The Foundation operates independently from T.D. Jakes’ companies and is governed by a Board of Directors and IRS guidelines.

About Us

We Tackle Today’s
Toughest Challenges

The foundation is committed to creating a world where all people can live up to their full potential by providing access to skills and resources. The foundation’s work is powered through partnerships with private companies, nonprofits, and public organizations.

For decades, Chairman T.D. Jakes has connected diverse communities across socio-economic divides. Through the Foundation, Chairman Jakes is harnessing his global resources and connections to prepare people for success in the 21st century workforce, lift underserved populations, and connect corporations to new, highly skilled pools of talent.

Community Building Closing the Gaps A Bridge to Opportunities

Who We Serve

Community Building

T.D. Jakes Foundation exists to serve underserved communities and to create a place at society’s tables for the underrepresented. Our initiatives aim at dismantling systemic barriers to access and opportunity. Our programs advance equity through education, economic security, and intergenerational wealth-building.

Our compelling mandate: Closing the Opportunity Gap and the Wealth Gap for underserved, underrepresented, and under-championed people.

Our Vision
Our Vision

To create a world where everyone can live up to their full potential.

Our Mission
Our Mission

To connect underrepresented and underserved communities to life changing opportunities.

Our Values
Our Values

To work to dismantle barriers to opportunity and empower positive generational change.

Partner With Us

T.D. Jakes Foundation’s trusted and time-honored relationships with communities of color, underserved and under-championed communities, enables the Foundation to be the bridge that connects our partners with these communities…across the United States and around the world.

Partnerships are the frame that defines the work and the impact of T.D. Jakes Foundation. All that we do is accomplished in partnership.