...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."      Ralph Waldo Emerson

The MMK Foundation was created to enable more opportunities for Mark and Marcia King to give back to their community to serve the needs of children and other important social concerns. The MMK Foundation provides assistance to organizations and causes that are important to the founders and address the defined key areas of giving they established.  The mission statement for the MMK Foundation is reflected in the following exhibit.

MMK Foundation Mission Statement

“The primary mission of the Foundation is to promote and support, both domestically and abroad, children’s health, education, and overall welfare.  In addition, the Foundation may also support specific areas of interest including the protection of the environment, programs for the military, the welfare of the homeless, and research and treatment of specific illnesses.”

Grant Guidelines

The MMK Foundation supports agencies and programs involved in education, health, and family support services that bring about positive change in the lives of those who are helped with a special emphasis on the following key program areas:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Health
  • Family Support Services
  • Environmental

An overview of the giving activity of the MMK Foundation by key area of giving is provided in the following exhibit:

Areas of Giving

MMK Foundation Supported Organizations

Mark and Marcia King and the MMK Foundation, have a long history of giving support to organizations and programs that fulfill the mission of the Foundation. Taking care of our most vulnerable citizens; seeking new cures, promoting better health and dental care for the underserved; sheltering and nurturing the homeless; feeding the hungry; and, supporting education are just some of the good works supported by the MMK Foundation and its founders through their many grants and donations.   Here are just a few of the organizations supported by the MMK Foundation: 










A partial list of organizations supported by the Kings and the MMK Foundation is provided below.

American Heart Association
Africa Foundation, USA
Bryan Adams High School
Captain Hope’s Kids
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Dallas CASA
Dallas Hearing Foundation, Inc.
Dallas Independent School District
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
Doctors Without Borders
Edesia, Inc.
Family Compass
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Greenhill School
Highland Park Sports Club
Hunt4Soccer Foundation, Inc.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers
Melanoma Research Foundation
North Texas Food Bank 
Ocean Futures Society, Inc. 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School 
Saint Michael and All Angels Church 
Salesmanship Club of Dallas Union Station No. 350
Southwestern Medical Foundation 
Smile Train, Inc. 
State Fair of Texas 
United States Ski Team Foundation 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Veterans for Peace, Inc. 
Vogel Alcove 

Grant Requirements

The MMK Foundation will consider grant applications seeking support for specific programs and projects, capital projects, or general operations. We do not consider grants to individuals.  Limited funds are available. The Board of Directors of the MMK Foundation meets semi-annually to review grant applications received by the Foundation.

Particular priority is given to agencies and programs that achieve the following:

•   Make a positive and measurable impact in the community
•   Nurture, recognize, and reward individual and family initiative and responsibility
•   Create and promote innovative solutions to address needs
•   Work to share resources through collaboration to multiply the positive impact
•   Practice sound management and effective financial responsibility

 Agencies and programs fall outside the scope of our support if the following applies:

•   Needs are more effectively or adequately served and/or funded by others
•   Program or project does not encourage individuals to break through the poverty assistance cycle
•   Program or project does not recognize and promote individual and family responsibility and
     initiative in solving the problems
•   Program or project does not work to achieve positive outcomes for the individual, 
    family, or community

Grant Application

For consideration of a grant request from the MMK Foundation a grant application form (Grant Application) and additional required materials must be completed and submitted via email to the following email address: grants@mmkfoundation.com.

The application process and requirements are provided in the Grant Process Checklist.  You may download the MMK Foundation through this link:  Grant Process Checklist

Additionally, applicants must meet the Proof of Tax Exempt Status requirement and supply any additional information required by the Foundation as explained below.

Proof of Tax Exempt Status

To be eligible for consideration for a grant from the MMK Foundation, applicants must provide a copy of its determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service verifying it is a tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Because of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, please note that if an organization’s exemption letter does not indicate specifically the 509(a) Section under which it is classified, or if it is a 509(a)(3) agency, additional documentation will be required as to the organization’s eligibility.

Additional Information

Representatives of the MMK Foundation may require additional information as part of the grant review process.  Also, it may be determined that a site visit is appropriate to gather additional information or to make a final determination.

Contact Us:

For Further information regarding grants from the MMK Foundation you may direct your inquiry to: grants@mmkfoundation.com