T.D. Jakes Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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The T.D. Jakes Foundation is a workforce development and community-building foundation that is committed to building bridges to opportunity in the United States and around the world. For years, Chairman T.D. Jakes has connected diverse communities across socio-economic divides. With the launch of his eponymous foundation, Chairman Jakes is harnessing decades of 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 amid increasing global competition.  

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.

“We are in the business of solving society’s problems by building bridges and partnerships that create equity and provide solutions for underrepresented and underserved communities.”

T.D. Jakes, Chairman


Founded by Chairman T.D. Jakes in 2020, the T.D. Jakes Foundation (TDJF) is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building bridges to opportunity for underserved populations in the United States and around the world.

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.

We work to dismantle barriers to opportunity, champion programs that advance racial and gender equity, and help companies create more diverse, inclusive. and equitable workplaces.


Support of the T.D. Jakes Foundation will power our programs, allowing us to be a resource for jobseekers, providing training workshops in-person and online resources for job preparation, resume-building, interviewing, social/emotional capability, and so much more.

Equity Statement

The T.D. Jakes Foundation is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities.

We embrace and encourage our employee's differences in backgrounds, experiences, race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, family or marital status, physical, mental, and/or intellectual abilities, age, military or veteran status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status. All employees are valued for their individual differences and the unique contributions that help us achieve our business goals.

Through our diversity, equity, and inclusion policy, the T.D. Jakes Foundation seeks to create a positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. We are committed to our employees' dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide all employees with a safe and professional work environment.

The T.D. Jakes Foundation strives to treat its employees fairly, with respect, and to maintain a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior, as stated in the company's anti-harassment policy. Employees are always expected to treat others with dignity and respect while in the workplace, at company-sponsored events, at all work-related functions, and in any public settings where the employee's association with the T.D. Jakes Foundation is known, such as social media platforms.

To ensure a respectful and dignified workplace, and to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, T.D. Jakes Foundation supports the following practices:

Teamwork: T.D. Jakes Foundation encourages employee participation, respectful communication, and collaboration between all employees that permits the representation of all employee perspectives. We also support open communication and freedom of expression in a respectful manner to allow employees to feel safe to voice their concerns and opinions.

Race, Gender and Age: The T.D. Jakes Foundation acknowledges that employees have different backgrounds and experiences, and that each one brings a unique perspective to any interaction within our company. Therefore, the company empowers all employees to not just listen, but to embrace diverse viewpoints that we can all learn from. Employees will be provided with growth and advancement opportunities based on their contributions and performance, rather than any other factor. We will ensure all areas of employment are objective and will take steps to reduce unconscious bias to ensure equal treatment of all employees.

Religious Diversity: The T.D. Jakes Foundation acknowledges that employees have different religious practices and beliefs. Tolerance and acceptance of religious views are vital and beneficial to a diverse workforce.2Work/Life

Balance: T.D. Jakes Foundation supports flexible work practices and policies that support employees and their changing needs (e.g., family responsibilities). The T.D. Jakes Foundation recognizes that providing flexible work practices allows employees to use working arrangements that meet their needs to balance their work and family lives.

Accessibility: The T.D. Jakes Foundation seeks to ensure that employees of all abilities are able to access the information and resources they need to perform their jobs. We will provide a reasonable accommodation for any employee's disability so that the employee

can perform the essential duties of the job in question.

Names and Pronouns: An employee has the right to be addressed by the name and pronoun of the employee's choice. No documentation is required, except for payroll and insurance records that must match the employee's legal name. An employee's coworkers are expected to be respectful of the employee's choice and to use the name and pronouns requested by the employee. Intentional use of the employee's former name and/or pronoun is a violation of this policy and may constitute unlawful harassment. Employees who are unsure of what pronoun a coworker prefers, should politely ask that coworker how they would like to be


E-mail Signature: The company values self-expression and self-identification. You may voluntarily include your gender pronouns (i.e., she/her/hers or they/them/their) in e-mail signatures and other bios. Including gender pronouns in e-mail, signatures are not required.

The pronoun an employee indicates is not necessarily indicative of their gender identity. Restrooms/Locker Rooms: Employees shall have access to the restroom and/or locker room that corresponds to their gender identity. For example, a person who identifies as a man should use the men's restroom, and a person who identifies as a woman should use the women's restroom. If there is a desire for increased privacy, the company will work with the employee for alternative options.

This Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy apply in all aspects of employment. Every effort is made to ensure that our policies regarding hiring, compensation, promotion, and transfer are based solely on job requirements, job performance, and job-related criteria. In addition, we strive to administer our employment policies and practices, including those relating to compensation, benefits, transfer, retention, termination, training, career development opportunities, as well as social and recreational programs, in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local fair employment laws.

Organization Data


Organization name

T.D. Jakes Foundation

Tax id (EIN)




Community Improvement, Employment & Workforce Development, Education - STEM

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


5500 Preston Road, Suite #250
Dallas, TX 75205



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