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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 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|CFT For Business

    09.05.2019| 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Cause-Minded Conversation: Latino Giving and Philanthropy

    In celebration of North Texas Giving Day and Hispanic Heritage month, CFT is excited to present this enlightening conversation. As we continue to leverage the values of diversity and encourage philanthropy across all communities, this event is aimed to unite our community around creating impact. Our panelists for the event include Latino business leaders and influencers who will share their insight on trends in philanthropy in the Latino community and a demographic snapshot of North Texas Hispanics.

  • CFT For Business


    CFT4B's 18th Annual Freedom Day

    Join us for CFT4B's 18th annual Freedom Day to honor the lives lost and forever changed on 9.11.2001. Over the past 17 years, Freedom Day events have brought together more than 13,000 volunteers, who donated a total of more than 45,000 volunteer service hours.

  • Nonprofits

    08.29.2019| 5 pm

    Fall Grant Application Deadline for Nonprofits

    As part of CFT's fall letter of inquiry (LOI) process, grant funding is available to local nonprofits in in the areas of: community services (social services, veterans, youth), environment, health, and racial equity. There is also a special grant opportunity for organizations who plan to recognize the centennial of the 19th Amendment through events and programs. Applications are now open and are due by 5pm on August 29.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    08.28.2019| 3:30 pm

    August 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: August 28, September 25, October 30 and November 27.

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


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

    08.27.2019| 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    North Texas Giving Day: Donor Stewardship Training

    Interested in learning how to retain donors and build lasting relationships? Then join us for a Donor Stewardship training!

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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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

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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