Jesús Rafael Soto, Untitled, 1970
Our Mission is to strengthen the daily opportunities and lifelong outcomes for the people and communities of the State of Arizona.
Our Legacy The Foundation’s philosophy is firmly grounded in spiritual values: doing the right thing, supporting our neighbors and healing our communities. Giving back to the communities where customers and employees reside was a focal point of Halle’s leadership. He and wife, Diane, launched The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation, a philanthropic resource for a broad range of charitable endeavors.
“Be honest, work hard, have fun, be grateful and pay it forward.”
– Bruce T. Halle
Our Story In 1960, when Bruce T. Halle founded Discount Tire, the road ahead looked bumpy. Armed with only six tires and a deeply held belief in fairness and integrity, Halle established his first store in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The sole employee, Halle was the tire technician, accountant, sign painter and cleaning crew.
Today, Discount Tire is the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer with more than 1,000 stores in 34 states. The company has remained true to Halle’s vision, which centers on a heartfelt commitment to each customer and employee. He attributes his phenomenal success to hard work, faith, and perseverance.
In 2002, Bruce and Diane Halle founded the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation to extend that sense of caring to the larger community. The Halle Foundation now serves as a leader in promoting new ways to collaborate on issues of social justice. The Halle Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of individual lives by focusing on women and children’s issues, education, hunger, homelessness, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Our Work The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation believes in opportunity for all people and communities, especially for those at greatest disadvantage. Grantmaking is committed to addressing:
Categories of Giving
Grants to organizations that provide food, shelter, clothing, and support to the disadvantaged and underserved who are without resources, financial, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support.
Health & Medical
Grants to hospitals, access to medical care, medical research projects and facilities, as well as organizations that provide dental, vision and other medical services to populations with the greatest needs.
Grants to educational institutions and initiatives, as well as grants whose purpose is to increase access to education and training.
Arts & Culture
Grants to support exhibitions and projects that add to the creation of knowledge about Latin American art in the United States.
Grants to organizations whose main purpose is to provide access to spiritual purposes and solace to those in spiritual need.
Arts & Culture: Ana Mendieta, Tallus Mater (Stem Mother), 1985 (detail)