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Dirk Nowitzki Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-08

At A Glance

Dirk Nowitzki Foundation

2909 Taylor St.

Dallas, TX United States 75226-1909

Telephone: (214) 658-7186


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Sports

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $186,466

Total giving: $115,000






Established in 2001 in TX - Founded by Dirk Nowitzki, a German NBA center for the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki is a twelve-time NBA All-Star and in 2006 was the first European-born player to become league MVP. He was the 2011 Finals MVP, 2011 NBA Finals Champion, and a member of the 50-40-90 club.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to help provide education, health and well being for children around the world.

Fields of Interest

  • Abuse prevention
  • Agriculture
  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Child abuse
  • Child care
  • Child welfare
  • Family services
  • Food aid
  • Food banks
  • Human services
  • Parent education
  • Public safety
  • Shelter and residential care
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $186,466 (market value)

Gifts received: $75,711

Expenditures: $117,526

Total giving: $115,000

Qualifying distributions: $117,426