At Dalio Philanthropies, giving is a family activity that reflects the diverse philanthropic interests of the Dalio family members. The family supports a variety of programmatic areas through both Dalio Philanthropies and individual donations from Ray and Barbara Dalio.

Support is extended to 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. Dalio Philanthropies does not review unsolicited requests for funding.

Our Work

The Dalio family’s diverse philanthropic passions include: equal opportunity in education, financial inclusion, microfinance, ocean exploration and conservation, mental health and wellness, digital equity, the next generation of video games for learning, community and the arts, and more.

To learn more about some of the areas that Dalio Philanthropies supports, 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 $6 billion in funding to Dalio Philanthropies to support philanthropy.

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Grameen America Expands Microlending Program in Connecticut with Investments from Dalio Philanthropies

Dalio Philanthropies is proud to partner with Grameen America in expanding its microlending program to its second Connecticut location in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Grameen has provided affordable credit capital totaling over $735,000 to 330 low-income entrepreneurial women since the opening of its first Connecticut location in July of 2021. Read more about Grameen’s announcement here.

Dalio Health Justice Center Announces 2021 Impact and Achievements

The Dalio Health Justice Center released its 2021 annual report including impact and achievements. Highlights included a 19% improvement in race and ethnicity documentation, the launch of two major clinical programs, a dozen grant applications under review, and a national vaccine campaign that reached 110 million people. The Center’s work is organized into four key strategic areas: Data & Infrastructure, Clinical and Community Strategy, Research, and Leadership & Education. Read more on our Health and Wellness page and read the Dalio Center 2021 Annual Report here.

Johns Hopkins announces new inHealth Center with Initial Funding from Dalio Philanthropies

Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences announced a new inHealth Precision Medicine Center of Excellence in Mood Disorders. The inHealth Center’s goal is to improve mental health care by more precisely detecting, predicting, and treating patients with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Read more about Johns Hopkins’ work and our partnership with them on our Mental Health and Wellness page.

In partnership with Dalio Philanthropies, Grameen America announces milestone of investing $2 billion in women entrepreneurs

Grameen America announced they have reached a historic milestone of investing $2 billion in microloans to over 137,000 women entrepreneurs across 18 U.S. cities in underserved communities to ensure women, regardless of race or income, have access to fair and affordable financial services. Grameen America’s is the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States. Find out more about Grameen America’s work on our Financial Inclusion and Social Entrepreneurship page.

Partner David Lynch Foundation receives the Herndon Police Department Community Champion Award

The David Lynch Foundation is the recipient of the Herndon Police Department’s Community Champion Award for 2021. Each year, the Community Champion Award is awarded to a person or group that enhances community through the Herndon Police Department. The David Lynch Foundation is the 2021 recipient for providing continual transcendental meditation training, which helped police members stay positive and productive with community interactions throughout the pandemic.

Dalio Education Partners with Vision to Learn to Cover Costs of Eyeglasses for Connecticut Students

Made possible by Barbara Dalio and Dalio Education, Vision to Learn recently launched in Connecticut to provide K-12 students with free vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription glasses. The program aims to reach 40,000 children in Connecticut’s Alliance School Districts. Providing students with eyeglasses boosts academic performance and is a small step towards creating a more equitable future. Read more about the program launch here.

Dalio Education and Fund for Teachers Announce 2022 Fellows

Dalio Education is proud to partner with Fund for Teachers to provide public school teachers with over $425,000 in grants for summer fellowships and experiential learning opportunities. This expands Dalio Education’s support of Fund for Teachers, which to date has provided $3.7 million in grants for 904 teachers across 570 schools in Connecticut. Learn more about Fund for Teachers’ work here and Dalio Philanthropies’ continued commitment to public education here.