The Moody Foundation was established in 1942 by William L. Moody Jr. and his wife, Libbie Rice Shearn Moody to share their good fortune and make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Since then, the Moody Foundation has made more than $1.5 billion in grants throughout the state to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans.  Locally, the hundreds of grants awarded by the Moody Foundation have allowed for the establishment of the Moody Fund for the Arts, the naming of the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District, Moody Plaza at Klyde Warren Park, the Moody Chandelier in the Winspear Opera House, Moody Coliseum at Southern Methodist University and so much more. Learn more at