Skip to main content

Where giving thrives, communities thrive, too.

Our team of experts works with difference-makers like you to stimulate creative solutions to key challenges in our community, and improve lives through an unwavering commitment to lasting impact.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

We have deep community knowledge.

Working with both donors and nonprofits and awarding more than 5,000 grants per year, we have deep knowledge of the issues and communities you care about here in North Texas, around the state and far beyond.

Learn More

1,000+

Charitable funds managed

$1.8b

Cumulative grants since 1953

$48m

Raised through North Texas Giving Day 2018

How We're Making A Difference

Our key programs catalyze change in critical areas and build connections to solve meaningful challenges in the community.

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business|Collin County

    09.19.2019| 5:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

    North Texas Giving Day: Celebration on the Square


    Celebration on the Square (formally Giving Day Denton) is Denton County’s own celebration of North Texas Giving Day. Come visit the nearly 70 nonprofits that will be set up on the downtown square and learn about their missions and how you too can have a positive impact in Denton County. While North Texas Giving Day is about raising money for area nonprofits, it is also about raising awareness and celebrating the contributions of North Texas nonprofits. Together let’s have a Celebration on the Square! 

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business

    09.19.2019| 6:30 p.m. -- 9:30 p.m.

    North Texas Giving Day: Arlington Gives! Concert and Showcase

    The Arlington Gives! Concert and Donation Station hosted by Arlington Tomorrow Foundation will be at Levitt Pavilion (100 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring a musical performance by Daphne Willis. It will include information booths staffed by Arlington nonprofits, food trucks and other activities.

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business

    09.19.2019| 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    North Texas Giving Day: 7th Annual Concert for a Cure

    Concert for a Cure is presented by Headington Companies benefiting Leukemia Texas patient aid and research. Concert will feature Grammy nominee, Pat Green.

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business|Collin County

    09.19.2019| 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Changemakers Connect: YPs in the Park

    Join Communities Foundation of Texas’ Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy and over 15+ area young professionals organizations to meet other like-minded people and grow your network, learn about connecting to more organizations and causes you care about, and celebrate all of changemaking that each organization brings to the greater Dallas community. 

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business|Collin County

    09.19.2019|

    CFT's 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day

    Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day is the nation's largest 18-hour online community-wide giving event designed to empower every person to give back by supporting any and all of the 2,700 local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist to build a stronger and more vibrant community. Save the date to get up and give!

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    09.25.2019| 3:30 pm

    September Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: September 25, October 30 and November 27.

  • Fund Holders

    10.01.2019| 11:15 a.m.

    The Cooper Institute: Aging Well

    Exclusive to CFT Fund Holders, CFT4B Executives, and ELP Alumni: Join us for a special lunch and conversation on aging well led by Chief Science Officer Laura DeFina at The Cooper Institute.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    10.30.2019| 3:30 pm

    October Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: October 30 and November 27.

Our 2018 Annual Report is out now!

Our 2018 Annual Report is out now!

Explore the inspiring stories in “Side by Side” about people like you who are making a difference.

Read the full stories
Dallas County Opportunity Assessment

Dallas County Opportunity Assessment

Read about how place matters and see the maps of inequality across Dallas County.

Read More
North Texas Giving Day sets giving record!

North Texas Giving Day sets giving record!

Learn more about how 81,000 people like you came together to raise $48 million for 2,690 local nonprofits in 2018. Plus, save the date for 9.19.19!

Learn more
 See Year-End Contributions Deadlines

See Year-End Contributions Deadlines

From contributing to a donor-advised fund to making a private foundation's required 5% payout, we can walk you through the steps.

Review key dates