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What We Fund
There are three areas in which you can apply for a grant:
Issue-specific grants focused on:
- Increasing the economic securityof low-income families
- At-risk middle school youth
Complex, multi-year grants focused on:
- Medical & Scientific Research
- Public Safety
Open call for small dollar, wide-breadth grants in 8 areas:
- Social Services
Community Impact Grants
From unrestricted funds, $2 million available across two focus areas. Not accepting applications at this time. Click here to learn more.
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation
Multi-year, multi-million dollar grant applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Click here to learn more.
Nonprofits apply annually through the LOI process to be in our Giving Guide.
The 2016 deadline was April 1, 2016.
Fiscal Year 2016 Grants Paid by Fund Source
Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $1.6 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social services, animals and the arts – touching nearly all aspects of life in our community.
In the 2016 fiscal year, we awarded grants totaling $106 million. A breakdown of how the grants were invested is shown below, which includes donor-advised, designated and community impact grants. The only way to apply for funding from our donor-advised funds, agency funds and discretionary funds is through the Letter of Inquiry process.
Monica Egert Smith
Senior Director of Strategic Philanthropy
2016 IMPACT REPORT
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Communities Foundation of Texas is excited to release the 2016 Impact Report. This report is designed to showcase the work CFT in involved in across the community through its discretionary grantmaking.