The Oak Cliff Foundation was founded in 1973 as the philanthropic arm of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce. Our mission remains to improve life in Oak Cliff through the creation of a culture of philanthropy and volunteerism. The vision of the foundation is to assist budding volunteer organizations get off the ground, and to be a resource to existing groups focused on bettering Oak Cliff.
In 2001, the foundation took a big step to improve life in Oak Cliff by purchasing the historic Texas Theatre on Jefferson Boulevard. This purchase, combined with the mission of the foundation, will become the heart of Jefferson Boulevard and an inspiring source of energy and beautification of the surrounding community.