COVID-19 Message

To our community:

During these unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic, Lyda Hill Philanthropies remains steadfast in our belief that “science is the answer” to many of life’s most challenging issues.  Given Lyda’s long-standing commitment to science, we continue to invest in scientific research and are working closely with groups across the country to think about how to solve the virus-related crisis.

We have also harnessed the creative resiliency of our AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors and IF/THEN® Coalition Members to assemble this list of resources and free STEM content for homebound families.  We are also turning our focus to local community response efforts to ensure the most vulnerable are supported.

To our grantees:

Know that we are here for you and remain flexible during this time.

To North Texas-based nonprofits in need of COVID-19 emergency funding:

We have joined 30+ other local funders in North Texas Cares, an initiative to provide support to our strong network of local nonprofits via a streamlined, common grant application.


We are all in this together.

  • “Do your givin’ while you’re livin’… then you’ll be knowin’ where it’s goin’.”

  • “The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities
    – a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.”

  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

  • “The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”

  • “The proper aim of giving is to put the recipients in a state where they no longer need our gifts.”

  • “Philanthropy is the practice of applying assets of knowledge, passion and wealth to bring about constructive change.”

  • “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

  • “Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.”

  • “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

  • “A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

  • “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

  • “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”