S.M. Wright

About The Foundation

S.M. Wright Headquarters in Dallas, Texas

About Us

After the death of the Legendary Dallas Civic Leader the late Dr. S.M. Wright Sr. The Wright Family established the S.M. Wright Foundation in 1998. Its mission is to provide support and stability to underprivileged children and less fortunate families through hunger relief, economic empowerment, and assistance in the areas of education, health, and social services. It is unique among social services because it carries out its mission weekly in our community providing hope, encouragement, and assistance to families in need. With inflation increasing at a fast rate and the income inequality gap is getting much wider, many less fortunate families continue to need assistance to make ends meet.

The foundation offers two types of service. Community events include the Annual Back-to-School Event (500+ annually), the Thanksgiving Feast Event (2,000+ attendees annually), and the famous Dallas Christmas in the Park Celebration (32,000+ attendees annually). Our community agency centers include the South Dallas Community Food Center, South Dallas Community Clothing & Resource Center, Beds for Kids Center of North Texas, the North Texas Furniture Bank, the S.M. Wright Community Support Program, and the Foundation Business and Investment Seminar Series. The S.M. Wright Foundation has been delivering social services to those in need for over 25 years. Working together, we can continue to make our communities a better place to live and develop programs that address the educational and social needs of our community.


S.M. Wright Foundation

S.M. Wright Foundation Headquarters

9213 Sovereign Row
Dallas, Texas 75247

Main: (214) 741-4990
Fax: (214) 741-4992

If you or your family need assistance, please call the HELPLINE at (214) 565-9136.

South Dallas Community Food Center

3119 Pine Street Building I
Dallas, Texas 75215
Phone: (214) 565-9136

South Dallas Community Clothing & Resource Center

3203 Pine Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Phone: (214) 565-9136

Foundation Warehouse/Donation Center

Donations Drop Off and Pick Up Hours
Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phone: (214) 905-8447

For more information please email us at info@smwrightfoundation.org.



The S.M. Wright Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support and stability to inner-city, underprivileged children and less fortunate families through hunger relief, educational support, health promotion, social service assistance and economic empowerment. Our goals are to move families from dependency to self-sufficiency and to restore stability to families and the community.


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Board of Directors

  • Debra Wright,
    Founder & Chairwoman Emeritus
  • Cullum Clark,
    Board Chairman
  • S.M. Wright II,
    Co-Founder and President & CEO
  • Calvin Wright
    Co-Founder, Vice President & COO
  • Chris Lalonde,
  • Ernest Beecherl
  • Darren Blanton
  • Larry North
  • Michael Watson
  • John Collins,
    General Counsel