Philosophy

The Dalio family gives philanthropically through both Dalio Philanthropies and individual donations from Ray and Barbara Dalio. Giving is done as a family activity that reflects the diverse philanthropic interests of Dalio family members.

As a result, Dalio Philanthropies’ giving is eclectic rather than focused on a single mission. It supports organizations at all stages of development, from start-ups in need of seed capital to well-established institutions that can bring big and novel ideas to fruition. It does not, however, review unsolicited requests for funding.

Our Work

The Dalio family’s diverse philanthropic passions include: Connecticut public education, ocean exploration and awareness, environmental protection, investing in technology access and education, meditation, mental health and wellness, financial inclusion, child welfare and capacity building in China, and community and the arts, among other things.

To learn more about how Dalio Philanthropies supports some of these areas of interest, click on the links below.

About Us

Our Values

  • Sustainability
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Self-Reliance
  • Community
  • Spirituality
  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Self-Awareness
  • Personal Growth
  • Effectiveness

While Dalio Philanthropies’ programmatic areas are broad, the criteria for selection are clearly specified and strictly followed.

Proposals are initiated internally and vetted by the professional staff and experts who provide their recommendations. The Board makes decisions as a committee. We do not accept unsolicited proposals or donation requests, and such solicitations will not be considered by the Board.

From inception to date, the Dalio family has given over $5 billion in funding to Dalio Philanthropies to support philanthropy.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dalio Philanthropies and NewYork-Presbyterian are partnering together to launch the Dalio Center for Health Justice. To be led by Dr. Julia Iyasere, the center will focus on analyzing healthcare disparities, social determinants of health and unconscious biases in medicine to improve health equity within the hospital’s community as well as throughout the country. The center was made possible through a $50M grant provided by Dalio Philanthropies. To learn more about the center, please read Billionaire Ray Dalio's Foundation Funds $50 Million 'Health Justice' Center To Curb Health Disparities Affecting Minorities.

Endless Network, an affiliate of Dalio Philanthropies, is a collection of initiatives focused on building and supporting technology that drives social impact. Endless Network’s mission is to use philanthropic initiatives, partnerships, and educational games to make technology accessible, fun, and safe for all. Endless seeks out partner organizations with aligned missions and goals, and is proud to support XPRIZE and their latest, first-of-its-kind international challenge Code Games: A Global Game-Making Challenge, which is aimed at encouraging kids to code, and offers up to $1000 prizes for kids who create their own video game. To learn more about the challenge and Endless’s involvement, read more in VentureBeat, Forbes, and GeekWire.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dalio Philanthropies pledged $4 million to support medical care and food for those who are most stressed and cannot afford it. $3 million dollars will be directed toward the sponsorship of childcare services at 26 centers across the state for hospital workers, administered by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). $1 million of the donation will go toward food and nutrition for Connecticut residents in need, through two longstanding community organizations, Foodshare and the Connecticut Food Bank. To learn more, please read the press release.