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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.


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.

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Charitable funds managed


Cumulative grants since 1953


Raised through North Texas Giving Day 2019

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

    04.28.2020 - 04.28.2020 | 11am - 12:30pm

    Radiant Luncheon 2020

    This is a community event hosted by INSPIRE School Programs. CFT is a co-funder of the 19th Amendment Centennial Fund, working to create conversations and advance gender equity by supporting a number of community-centered events in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

  • Advisors

    05.12.2020 | Welcome 8am | Program 8:15am – 10:30am

    CFT/SMU 2020 Professional Seminar: Washington Update & Planning Considerations for a New Decade


    The morning will kick off with noted speaker Jeff Bush for a one-hour presentation of The Washington Update, covering timely insights of Washington D.C. legislative and fiscal topics.

    Following Jeff's presentation, he'll be joined by Marvin Blum, The Blum Firm, P.C.; Pamela Lucina, Northern Trust; and Jonathan March, Armanino for an engaging one-hour panel discussion for expert insights on how to navigate tax, estate and charitable planning concerns for clients in this important election year.

Our 2019 Annual Report is out now!

Our 2019 Annual Report is out now!

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

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Dallas County Opportunity Assessment

Dallas County Opportunity Assessment

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

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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!

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 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.

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