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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.

General Eligibility Requirements

Nonprofits seeking to apply to CFT’s Community Grants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service that has been active for at least two years.
  • At least 50% of the population served must reside in one of the following counties:
Collin Cooke Dallas Denton Ellis
Erath Fannin Grayson Hood Hunt
Johnson Kaufman Montague Navarro Palo Pinto
Parker Rockwall Somervell Tarrant Wise

2023 Grant Opportunities

One of the ways we build a strong community is through our grants. Learn more about CFT's current and upcoming 2023 grant opportunities below:

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Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation announced the  launch of a common equity grant application for nonprofits focused on accelerating equity in communities that have been historically and systematically disenfranchised. 

This grant opportunity is open to nonprofits that are deeply rooted in under-resourced neighborhoods, have a clear understanding of their community's needs, and provide a comprehensive range of services to enhance the quality of life for residents.

2024 Community Grants

  • Health – Opens February 2024 (Invite Only)
  • Social Services – Opens September 2024
  • Capacity Building – Opens October 2024


2025 Community Grants

  • Animals - Opens January 2025
  • Social Services – Opens September 2025
  • Equity – Opens October 2025

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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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