Founded in 1988 by Dallas philanthropist, Annie Lee Roberts, The Summerlee Foundation is a mission driven, proactive organization with a strong desire to address significant issues in animal protection and Texas history. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded 30 million dollars to grantees.
The Foundation is governed by a seven member board of directors composed of animal and history experts and community leaders. The Summerlee Foundation is a member of the Council on Foundations, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Conference of Southwest Foundations, the Animal Grantmakers and the Association of Small Foundations.
The Foundation's Principal office is located at the Caruth Homeplace, 5556 Caruth Haven Lane, in Dallas, Texas. The animal protection program is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.The Foundation has been recognized as the Outstanding Foundation by the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.