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At CFT, we believe that a thriving community is one in which all people feel cared for, invested in, nourished and valued, and have an equitable opportunity to contribute to the well-being and growth of themselves, their families and their communities.

Current Grant Opportunities

One of the ways we build a strong community is through our grants. Learn more about CFT's current and upcoming 2022-23 grant opportunities below:

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The Social Services grant opportunity is open to nonprofits who provide emergency financial assistance for North Texas residents through established financial assistance programs.

To learn more about the grant opportunity, click here.

Application closed on October 7, 2022

We believe that investing in the capacity of local nonprofits supports the creation of a healthy nonprofit ecosystem. These capacity-building grants are intended to help nonprofit organizations build competencies and skills so that they can continue to make forward progress.

To learn more about this grant opportunity, click here.

Application closed on November 11, 2022

Check back here for more information about our Animal funding priorities in December 2022.

Check back here for more information about our Health funding priorities in December 2022.

Fiscal Year 2021 Grants by Fund Source

Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $2 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 2021 fiscal year, we awarded grants totaling $137 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, nonprofit agency funds, Caruth fund, community impact and discretionary funds is through the grant opportunities that are listed on the Apply for Grant page of this website. 

Total Grants Paid for Fiscal Year 2021: $137 million


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Helping people to do the most good in our community is what CFT does best.

Nonprofits strengthen our community, and having a great community doesn’t just happen. Communities Foundation of Texas is committed to helping you thrive.

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