About Us

Building Bridges to Opportunity

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, 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.

Meet Our Team


The T.D. Jakes Foundation team is composed of successful business leaders who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to create a culture of inclusion and expand access to opportunity.

Meet Our Leadership

Board Members

Meet Our Board
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Our Mission

The T.D. Jakes Foundation is committed to connecting underserved communities to life-changing opportunities.

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Our Vision

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

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Our Values

We work to dismantle barriers to opportunity.

We champion programs that advance racial and gender equity.

We help companies create more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces.

We want to expose every person to all the possibilities.

We empower positive generational change.

Take Action

There are many ways to get involved. We welcome donations, volunteers and corporate partnerships. If you’re a company that would like to partner with us, please reach out to learn how we can work together!