Texas Instruments (TI) and the TI Foundation recently gave a combined $2.1 million to a variety of North Texas arts and culture organizations, continuing a long-standing commitment to support the quality of life in the company’s headquarters community.

Among this year’s list of grant recipients are the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theater, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Zoological Society, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

“TI’s long-standing commitment to the arts goes back to the days of our founders,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the TI Foundation.  “We believe it is important for companies to support the arts in Dallas. A thriving arts community has a direct impact on the quality of life in our city.   Our employees, citizens and visitors can all enjoy these excellent arts and culture programs, and that helps businesses, economic development and tourism thrive and benefit everyone.”

Over the past five years, TI and the TI Foundation have given more than $10 million to Dallas arts organizations.   In addition to these annual grants, each year the TI Foundation also matches U.S.-based employee and retiree donations to arts and culture groups across the country.  TI employees and retirees contributed almost $500,000 to arts organizations in the last calendar year, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the TI Foundation.