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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.

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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Cause-Minded Conversation: The Role of Faith Communities in Addressing Equity/Inclusion

    Calling all community members! We hope that you can join us for a Cause-Minded Conversation on December 4th with Reverend Starsky D. Wilson and a panel of local faith leaders from multiple faith traditions on the role that faith-based institutions can play in addressing issues related to fairness and equity.

  • Sat, 8 Dec, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Family Service Day at the North Texas Food Bank

    Calling all CFT fund holders, CFT4B members, family and friends! We hope you'll join us for our annual holiday service day at the North Texas Food Bank on December 8th. Following our service, we'll have lunch and take a tour.

  • Sat, 24 Feb, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    GiveWisely with CFT

    CFT is offering a special one day session of our popular GiveWisely course on Saturday, February 24th. Our GiveWisely course is one of CFT’s premier services that will empower you to discover or re-discover your core values and help you think critically about how you give.

  • Tue, 7 May, 2019 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    2019 CFT/SMU Professional Seminar

    Calling all professional advisors! We hope you'll  join us for our annual professional seminar on May 7 in partnership with SMU. This year's seminar will feature Samuel A. Donaldson, professor of law. 

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.

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Apply Now: Racial Equity Grant Opportunity

Apply Now: Racial Equity Grant Opportunity

This year, CFT will support nonprofits that facilitate racial healing, contribute to a culture of connectedness or implement practical solutions to race-related challenges in Dallas.

Apply by December 5
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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Year-End Giving Reminders & Key Dates: Nov. 16-Dec. 31

Year-End Giving Reminders & Key Dates: Nov. 16-Dec. 31

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