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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.

One of the ways we build a strong community is through our grants. Please see below for information on our funding opportunities:

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Fall Grant Cycle - Living

Public Safety: NOW OPEN

Learn more about the Public Safety RFP

Application closes: November 19, 2021

  • Social Services – Opening November 2021 
  • Animals – Opening December 2021 

Living RFP Overview Webinar | November 2

Join us on Tuesday, November 2, at 9:30 am for an interactive webinar to learn more about each of these funding opportunities and how to apply.

RSVP today!

2021-22 Grant Cycles


*Announced: January/February 2022
Due: March/April 2022


*Announced: March/April 2022
Due: May/June 2022

Past Grant Cycles

2021-22 Past Grant Cycles


Due: September 14
Effective Teaching & Leading includes:​ Target projects that increase the pipeline of diverse and well-equipped new teachers and to help teachers become school leaders through continued education, mentorship, and coaching.


Due: June 30
Education including:​ Youth, STEM for Girls, Student Nursing, Barriers to Reading

Missed the overview webinar about this grant opportunity? Click here to watch the recording!


Due: April 1
Health/Medical/Scientific Research

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Fiscal Year 2020 Grants

Fiscal Year 2020 Grants Paid 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 2020 fiscal year, we awarded grants totaling $138 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 2019: $138 million


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