The Thanks-Giving Foundation

A Foundation Built on Common Ground

The Thanks-Giving Foundation owns and operates Thanks-Giving Square, a contemplation garden, exhibition hall and interfaith chapel nestled in the heart of downtown Dallas. The Foundation strives to make North Texas a better place to live, work and play by educating, inspiring and moving its people towards becoming the City of Thanks-Giving.

Our purpose is to bring together diverse people on the common ground of gratitude through our places, ideas and actions. We provide resources and initiatives that encourage individuals from all walks of life to embrace gratitude, virtue and goodwill. We believe that enhancing the presence and practice of gratitude in people’s daily lives can foster mutual understanding that guides us all to a united place of harmony with others, our community and ourselves.

To live a life of gratitude is to live a life of virtue. We believe people with a grateful spirit who aspire to live a virtuous life and demonstrate goodwill will find happiness and contentment, no matter where they’re from or where their journey takes them. By living a virtuous life of gratitude and goodwill, we believe individuals from all backgrounds, cultures and religions have the power to overcome differences and join together to strengthen communities, heal divisions and promote compromise.


The Thanks-Giving Foundation

Purpose and Belief

We believe, that by increasing the presence of gratitude in people’s daily lives, we can promote understanding and create a common ground for harmony… harmony with others, with our community, and with ourselves.

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The Thanks-Giving Foundation

Organization and Leadership

Our forward-looking leadership team is made up of dedicated, focused and experienced individuals making a difference in the community.

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News from The Thanks-Giving Foundation

Interfaith Council

2019 National Day of Prayer Luncheon

On the first Thursday of each May, The Thanks-Giving Foundation and Interfaith Council celebrate a community-wide…
Faith Forward Dallas

Showing Love and Solidarity to the Muslims of North Texas

A Statement from Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square   Communities of faith gathered last…

Annual Report 2019

I hope you agree that by reminding you to put the thanks giving into Thanksgiving,…

Programs and Initiatives

National Day of Prayer Luncheon

Each year, The Thanks-Giving Foundation assembles civic, community, religious, nonprofit, governmental, and business leaders in celebration of unity around the power of gratitude and inclusive prayer for all faiths in America.

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Thank You Note Project

The Thank You Note Project encourages people to write and share their Thank You Notes with the person they want to express gratitude to as well as the world.

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